2018 Spring Networks Conference

When: 
Monday March 05, 2018Wednesday March 07, 2018
2018 Spring Networks Conference
March 5-7, 2018
Denver, Colorado
 
Location: Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
 
To register:  and email it to Mallory Smith (smith@iriweb.org), or fax it to 703-647-2581 before Monday, February 26 (registration officially closes at 12:00 PM EDT).  Please note that both the External Technology Network and Innovation Leaders Network are sold out and we will not be able to accept registrations for either Network. There are still limited spots available in the other Networks.
 
 
Join innovation professionals from more than 70 companies as they explore hot topics in R&D. This program features agendas created by its members, with exciting topics explored through peer presentations, guest speakers, roundtable discussions, and workshops. It’s a great opportunity to learn, advise, and network! In addition to engaging breakout sessions, attendees will also get to hear from some of Colorado’s leading innovators and participate in a field trip to explore some of Denver’s unique industries. The Networks have been ranked as one of IRI’s most valuable programs; come to Denver and see for yourself!
 

Other meeting highlights include:

  • Get insight on your toughest innovation challenges from your peers and come away with real solutions
  • Participate in your choice of field trips to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or the Smart Materials and Biomechanics Laboratory at CU Denver
  • See a demonstration of IRI’s new TRACK program, designed to help members improve skills and guide their rise up their chosen career ladder
  • Lean about how the Keplinger Research Group is changing the future of A.I. through the development of soft-material robots
 

Here’s a sneak peek of the topics on each Network’s agenda:

External Technology Network

Innovation and R&D in Colorado Cannabis Industry: Dixie Elixirs and LivWell
Starting Off Right: Streamlining the Confidentiality Agreement Process (with NBDN)
Implementing Open Innovation: Making the Make/Buy/Partner Decision (with ILN)
The Odd Couple: How Large Companies Can Collaborate with Smaller Entities
Engaging and Supporting University Partnerships
Engaging Outside of R&D: The Art of Storytelling and Selling Internally (with ILN and NBDN)

 

Human Resources Network

Developing Your HR Strategy
How R&D Careers are Changing
Millennials: Separating Fact from Fiction for Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Them as Employees (with ILN)
Roundtable: Revising Hiring Structures
Career Agility: The New Paradigm
A.I. in the Workplace
 

Information Services/Information Technology

What Should IP Security Look Like in the Organization?
Data Visualization
Creating Business Cases
What to Expect as You to Move to Cloud
Recruiting and Retaining Technical Talent
Future Horizons
 

Innovation Leaders Network

Innovation and R&D in Colorado Cannabis Industry: Dixie Elixirs and LivWell
From Strategy to Measurable Results in Four Steps
Millennials: Separating Fact from Fiction for Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Them as Employees (with HRN)
Engaging Outside of R&D: The Art of Storytelling and Selling Internally (with ETN and NBDN)
Driving Market-Backed Innovation (with NBDN)
Implementing Open Innovation: Making the Make/Buy/Partner Decision
 

Intellectual Assets Management Network

Aligning IP and Business Strategies
Strategic Use of Defensive Patents, Publications, and Industry Memberships
Developing and Focusing Inventors on Core IP
Best Practices for Licensing IP
Creating Metrics and Measurements that Track and Show Value
Implementing Key Tools and Processes to Improve Function
 
 
New Business Development Network
Innovation and R&D in Colorado Cannabis Industry: Dixie Elixirs and LivWell
MVP of Hardware: Virtual and Physical, in Lean Development
Attaining Optimal Value from you Innovation Tools
Engaging Outside of R&D: The Art of Storytelling and Selling Internally (with ETN and ILN)
Business Model Innovation: Cross-Funcationality
Starting Off Right: Streamlining the Confidentiality Agreement Process

 

     

    For more information about the Networks Program, please contact: Mallory Smith, VP of Events and Networks, at (703)-647-2600 or smith@iriweb.org