Go inside the L.A. innovation scene at our next Field Study

We’re headed to Los Angeles for our next learning expedition, December 6 & 7, 2017!

With Burbank’s Walt Disney Company at its epicenter, Los Angeles continues to be a thriving environment for corporate innovation. While Disney leads the charge, Fox, Paramount, Pixar, Sony and others in the entertainment industry are also experimenting with virtual reality, 3D content and social media technologies.

But L.A.’s innovation ecosystem isn’t limited to the entertainment industry. Companies like Mattel, Boeing, Unilever, Amgen and the Los Angeles Dodgers, from a wide range of industries, are investing in accelerators, startups, and new technologies to spur their innovation initiatives.

Join us as we take you inside some of L.A.’s incredible innovation spaces, and connect you with other corporate innovators for informal conversations. We’ll show you why Los Angeles ranked fourth on our list of Top Ten Cities for Corporate Innovation!

Site Visits

Interactive Whiteboard Sessions

Detailed Agenda

Why attend an IL gathering?

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PLEASE NOTE: Our Field Studies are for corporate executives only. Consultants, advisors, software vendors, and others who market products or services to corporate executives may not attend the Field Study and registration fees will be refunded. Questions? Contact us »

Travel & Hotel Information


Space is limited to 50 corporate innovation, strategy and R&D professionals. That’s everyone from Chief Innovation Officers and VPs of Innovation, to Directors of Innovation and R&D Managers. If you’re responsible for new products or services inside your company, you’re probably the right fit.
No. This is a pitch-free zone. Aside from two Innovation Leader partners who act as “Field Guides” and have helped us plan and run the Field Study, we do not admit consultants, advisors, software firms, or others who might try to pitch you something. This is a safe environment.
No need for a car! We take care of all travel between site visits, and we’ll always make sure you have a way to get back to a central hotel at the end of each day.
No. This is a presentation-free zone. No PowerPoints or presentations of any kind.
We will supply transportation to the airport at the end of the event, typically by bus. If you leave before the end of the event, however, we can help get you an Uber or an old-school cab.
Yes! Never hesitate to reach out to event guru Ellen Juskewitch with your dietary requirements, ellen@innovationleader.com. The sooner the better though … deadline is seven days before the event so we can arrange with our caterer(s).
Absolutely, we will list a few hotels here that we recommend for your stay, stay tuned (but you are responsible for your own travel reservations.)
Business casual, with the emphasis on casual. We typically do a lot of walking from site to site, so please wear comfortable shoes.
No. All our sessions are confidential and off-the-record.

Field Guides

Many thanks to our Field Guides for their support and expertise in developing this Field Study:

Imaginatik: "World's first" full-service innovation firm, supporting global organizations seeking to grow and deliver results.

Innosight: Growth strategy firm focused on helping organizations design and create the future, instead of being disrupted by it. Clients include P&G, Aetna, Citi, J&J, many others.
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