2020 Virtual Fall Networks Conference

Exclusive online event for IRI Networks participants & IRI Members!
Monday September 14, 2020Friday September 18, 2020

Fall Networks Conference will convene virtually September 14-18, 2020. This will week blend webinars, interactive roundtable discussions, and organized networking activities. The following Networks will hold sessions: External Technology, Human Resources, Information Services/Information Technology, Innovation Leaders, Intellectual Assets Management, and New Business Development.

Topics include:

  • The Future of Remote Work and Collaborating Virtually
  • Managing Innovation Remotely and Coping with Distributed Teams
  • New Strategies for Voice of the Customer During Pandemic
  • The (Remote) Research Lab of the Future
  • Corporate and University Partnerships in Fighting COVID-19  (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Relationship Building Without ROI
  • Best Practices to Minimize In-Person Customer Contact During Prototyping Phase
  • Maximizing Productivity and Adapting Corporate Culture to the Remote Office
  • Hiring and Onboarding Remote Talent
  • Considerations for Safely Reopening Offices and Labs
  • Opportunity Processing
  • Predicting Federally-Funded R&D Outcomes with Ideation, Project, and Organizational Factors
  • Identifying and Partnering with International Startups
  • Emerging Technologies IP Licensing – What Happens When Your Technology Partners Goes Bankrupt
  • Digitalization and Data



The virtual conference is free to attend for all IRI Members and invited Networks program participants, and does not require a complimentary registration. Please note that the conference webinar sessions will be open to all registered attendees, but in order to participate in any roundtable discussions, you must be a participant of IRI's Networks program. To join an IRI Network, so that you may participate fully in this online conference, please contact Mallory Smith (smith@iriweb.org) by September 7. The program is a benefit included with IRI membership and connects IRI members to their peers.

By completing this registration and attending this Virtual Conference, attendees also understand that :
  • The conference webinars will be open to all registered attendees. In order to attend a roundtable session, you must be a member of one of the Networks. To join one or more of our Networks, please contact Mallory Smith (smith@iriweb.org) before September 7.
  • Webinars will be recorded/uploaded to the IRI Learning Center for member access. Roundtable session recordings may not be posted (depending on the network); in these instances, a discussion summary will be uploaded instead.
  • Roundtable attendees will be required to have their webcams on during the session. Audio-only will not be permitted.