IRI is a membership association – it’s your association. We rely on many people to help run various aspects of the organization. There are numerous ways to get involved, from participating on a research project, belonging to a network, and also helping to provide leadership to the association. Below are a number of opportunities where members can get involved.

If you are interested in serving or learning more about what it means to participate in one of these groups please contact Megan Stewart.

Awards Committee: selects the recipients of the IRI Medal and the IRI Achievement Award for approval by the Board.

Board of Editors: oversees the publication the Research-Technology Management (RTM) journal and selects the recipient(s) of the Maurice Holland Award.

Emeriti and Federal Lab Activity Groups (EAG &FLAG): Members of these groups can serve leadership positions of their group and support the association in many activities by leveraging the special expertise and talents of the Emeriti and Federal Lab  members.

IRIS Support Network: collaborates with IRI staff to build IRIS (Innovation Resources, Insights and Solutions) into a sustainable concierge service providing significant value for membership. Advise and develop new tools and services to facilitate networking and benchmarking amongst IRI members.

Networks Leadership Committee: assists in Networks conference programming and the growth of Networks participation. Must be a chair of a Network to qualify to serve on this Committee.

Nominating Committee: helps establish the leadership of IRI by soliciting nominations for Vice Chairman and new members of the Board of Directors and compiling the annual slate of candidates. Must have previously served on an IRI committee.

Peer Reviewers – supports Research-Technology Management Board of Editors in journal editorial decisions and helps shape manuscript revisions through detailed feedback and an active interest in innovation management best practices. 

PILOT Steering Committee: (formerly the Knowledge Leadership Team) helps in activities that advance the understanding of best practices in innovation management; improves the operational or individual learning or membership by benchmarking current best practices and studying ways to build on these practices in the future.

Program Committee: organizes and supervises the program for the Annual Conference; establishing the theme and suggesting content providers in order to create the world’s leading conference on innovation leadership.

TRACK Advisory Board: advises and assists TRACK (Training Resources to Advance Competencies & Knowledge) staff in fully developing a value proposition aimed at improving the function of innovation teams, from allying with new partners, creating new content or managing our self-directed learning platform. This group is responsible for creating new and sustained value in the area of professional development.

Members can view and contact committee rosters by visiting our
Member Directory and selecting ‘Committees’ from the My Membership menu.