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IRI Networks Members enjoyed a tour of the National Science Foundation's Center for Chemical Innovation:
Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment facility in La Jolla, CA.


Fall Multi-Networks Meeting

September 16-18 | The Henry Hotel | Dearborn, MI

Join a group of like-minded peers facing similar challenges in an informal idea-sharing session. This isn't your typical conference. These meeting sessions are intimate and encourage active, in-depth discussions rather than just keynote speakers. Bring a list of your organization's challenges and questions and be ready to tackle them head-on! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to benchmark, discuss hot topics and, of course, network. Make sure you sign up for the trip to The Henry Ford Museum when you register!


Is this your first meeting? Welcome aboard! Download our Newcomer Packet to get started. If you'd like to have one-on-one support leading up to the meeting, our Mentorship Program can connect you with another IRI Networks Member!


Registration & Fees
Register online or  Download registration form 

Meeting registration: $575 until August 21st
Late registration: $595 after August 21st
Spouse/Companion fee: $95 (covers reception & meals)



The Henry Hotel
Fairlane Plaza
300 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

Group rate:
$161/night (available until August 10th)
Book your hotel room or, call Marriott Reservations: 1-888-709-8081.

Government rate: $109/night
Please make your reservations here.


Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellation requests will be refunded in full, less a $50 processing fee.  Requests must be made in writing and received 14 days prior to the meeting.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 14 days prior to the event.  Registration may be transferred to a colleague within your organization at any time and is strongly suggested.  Non-attendance will incur the full meeting fee.


For more information about the Networks meeting, please contact Mallory Smith.

What's on the Agenda?

Plenty! We are working on finalizing our topics and speakers now and will send out the full agendas in mid-summer. In the meantime, here's a preview of some of the Fall 2015 topics (subject to change):


 - Asset Protection/Off-Boarding  - Evaluating from a Qualitative Standpoint 
- Safety and Health for Home-
  Based Employees 
 - Best Practices in Negotiation: Internal and

- How to Get a Budget for Pure Science and 

- Slips, Trips and Falls Challenge 
 - Building IP Trust Within an Organization - How to Go Into New Markets - Successful Approaches to In/Out Licensing
  and Corporate Investing 
 - Complacency and Risk Tolerance

- How to Sell Ideas to a Business  - Tech Pull vs. Market Push 
 - Creativity/Induction Events for Idea Generation                 - Innovation Culture from an HR Perspective                 
- The Spread of Big Data 
 - Defining Success: Evaluating Innovation Financially - Libraries of the 21st Century 

- Training Technology Leaders to
Manage and Build Internal Partnerships 



 - Effective Training for Human Performance - Managing External Open Innovation
- What is the Future of Open Innovation?
 - Engaging IP Committees - Performance Management Systems  - What Makes a Good Patent Application?