Visit Cutting-Edge Innovators at our Third Annual NYC Field Study

April 19-20, 2018
Join Us
Join Innovation Leader as we return to New York City, April 19-20, 2018, for two days of site visits and conversations at the most innovative companies in the world.
Our previous NYC Field Studies have brought members inside The MasterCard Innovation Lab, Pfizer Innovation, The New York Times R&D Lab, Google New York, the Barclays “Rise” Accelerator, BMW Ventures, and other locations … and our 2018 trip will not disappoint.

Among our stops: GM’s “Cadillac House,” where innovators and creators interact in a space that functions as a gallery, pop-up retail space, café, and exhibition area.

Space is limited ... reserve your spot today!
GM's Cadillac House

Register to Participate

PLEASE NOTE: The Field Study is for corporate folks 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. All registrants to be approved by Innovation Leader; full refunds will be made in the event of conflict. Questions? Contact us »

Why Attend an Innovation Leader Event


Don't take our word for it. Listen to your peers from other large organizations who have attended Innovation Leader events in 2017.

A wonderfully intimate and meaningful networking and knowledge sharing opportunity. I learned a lot that I will immediately bring back to my group.

SVP and Head of Customer Experience Insights, Wells Fargo

A rare opportunity to learn ... with a broad range of innovation professionals. Natural collaboration built right into the structure of the event.

Innovation Director at $183B telecommunications company

At the end of two full days, I find myself wishing this was a three day event!! That has never happened to me before.

Director, Breakthrough Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker

I left very energized and inspired by all the creativity showcased, best practices shared and relationships made.

VP, Brand & Culinary Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands

Perfect [event] to facilitate candid dialogue across industries around the opportunities, realities and challenges of real innovation.

VP Innovation at Nationwide

It was amazing! Being able to see and learn from how other great companies innovate is a singularly unique opportunity.

Innovation lead at large insurance company


Space is limited to 60 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 one Innovation Leader partners who has helped us plan and run the Deep Dive, 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 charter 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, 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.

Hotel & Travel Information

The Deep Dive is being held at LinkedIn’s San Francisco office, 222 2nd Street:

Arrival — If you are flying in to the Deep Dive, we recommend arriving on Tues., Feb. 27, as the program will begin early on Wed., Feb. 28.

Hotels — As most corporations have loyalty and reward programs for specific hotel chains, we have not reserved a room block for the Deep Dive. Our recommended hotels are listed below:

Departure — The program will end in the early evening on Wednesday., February 28th.

Questions — If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Juskewitch at or call us at (855) 585-0800.

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.
Strategos: Strategy and innovation experts helping organizations create a point of view about future opportunities and develop strategy and innovation capabilities to exploit them.
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