The Innovation Leader Underground is a small roundtable series for senior executives working in innovation, strategy, and R&D. It’s all about helping you solve problems and move your initiatives forward.

By creating a confidential and off-the-record space, and facilitating highly-participatory conversations, we’re empowering executives to share recommendations, insights, and guidance with one another. Participants will be asked to contribute topics and challenges in advance of each meeting so the agenda is relevant to them.

Each session will include 8-12 attendees from non-competitive companies.

To join Innovation Leader at a future Underground meeting, please e-mail Innovation Leader’s Elana Wilner. Please note that these events are for innovation executives only; no consultants or vendors permitted. Innovation Leader individually confirms all attendees, ensuring participants are not directly competitive and can speak freely.



Date Location & Topic Get Invited
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Chicago — 1871
Benchmarking Innovation Impact
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Thursday, October 25, 2018 Seattle — Starbucks HQ
Building Support
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Atlanta — Southern Company
Building Support
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 San Mateo, Calif. — EmbraerX Request Invitation
Thursday, March 21, 2019 New York Request Invitation
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Boston Request Invitation
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Chicago Request Invitation
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Minneapolis Request Invitation
For information on Underground sponsorship, contact Andy Donovan.
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