2023 IRI Annual Conference

Event Type
Annual Conference
Location
The Logan Philadelphia Hotel
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA
Date/Time
05/22/2023
at 1 pm
05/25/2023
at 1 pm

Breakthrough Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Culture, Digital Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, Globalization, Foresight, Innovation Business Cases, Knowledge Management, Leading Innovation Organizations, Managing Emerging Technologies, Managing Innovation and R&D, Organization/Future of Work, Process Improvement, Sustainability/ESG, Talent Management, Tools & Techniques

Call for Presentations Open Through Nov. 9, 2022


The 2023 Annual Conference topics will be explored through the lens of “connectivity” across four focus areas: technology, people, ideas, and communities. This event will share emerging trends, technologies, valuable toolkits, and best practices to drive a successful organization.

The IRI Program Advisory Group is now accepting submissions for the 2023 IRI Annual Conference program. Please carefully review the full packet before submitting a proposal. All submissions must be received by 11:59pm ET on November 9, 2022 to be considered. Proposals will be evaluated by our Selection Committee in mid-November and the final agenda will be announced in early December. If you have questions about the submission process or content scope, please contact Mallory Smith (msmith@nam.org) for more information.

Download Call for Presentations Overview

Download Call for Presentations Submission Form

All submissions must fit into one of the four focus areas. Examples have been provided for each focus area below, however, submissions are not limited to these suggested topics:

Technology

  • Creating faster access to internal knowledge and resources
  • Improving supply chain resilience
  • Integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Decarbonizing supply chains

People

  • Finding talent with the technical skills for emerging technologies
  • Adapting retention strategies to meet needs and priorities of employees
  • Creating a more inclusive and supportive workplace

Ideas

  • Building better product development processes
  • Creating an innovation culture that supports creativity
  • Developing greener materials and processes

Communities

  • Identifying technology partners to match needs and values
  • Building successful innovation ecosystems
  • Creating a more coordinated global climate action through industry change

Session Formats

Express Session

 

  •  Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Fireside Chat
  • Case study presentation

Interactive Roundtable

 

  • Duration: 60-75 minutes
  • Structured discussion led by facilitator(s). Proposal author must act as facilitator or to have another person(s) confirmed  at time of submission.

Breakout Session

  • Duration: 60-75 minutes
  • Presentation (with slides)
  • Panel Discussion. Proposal must have moderator and at least one panelist confirmed at time of submission.


For more information, contact msmith@nam.org

Our COVID-19 Policy

As the United States moves in the direction of more normal business operations and vaccine availability becomes widespread, the IRI/NAM is embracing a cautious approach to reinitiating in-person meetings. Current CDC and local health guidelines will be followed and enforced, and the IRI/NAM reserves the right to update health measures and attendance policies based on evolving health threats and guidance from Federal health agencies and local authorities. While we intend for the event to go forward as planned, the event may be impacted by future guidance from Federal and local authorities and protocols will be adjusted as warranted. 

Full vaccination is required to attend the Annual Conference. All IRI/NAM staff onsite at the Annual Conference are fully vaccinated.  

By attending the Annual Conference, you agree to abide by and engage in certain mandatory health and safety conduct while attending the event. The IRI/NAM has designed the Annual Conference for those who have been fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination through a third party is required and instructions will be sent to all registrants before the event. CDC guidelines in effect at the time of the meeting will be followed and enforced, and the IRI/NAM reserves the right to update health measures and attendance policies based on evolving health threats and guidance from Federal health agencies and local authorities. While we intend for the event to go forward as planned, the event may be impacted by future guidance from Federal and local authorities and protocols will be adjusted as warranted.

Face Masks may be required to be worn indoors during the conference, even if you are vaccinated, unless you are actively eating or drinking. The use of face masks will be re-evaluated, based upon guidance from public health officials, immediately prior to the conference.

Before Leaving Home  

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the CDC (Center for Diseases Control).  
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.  
  • Stay at home if you feel sick and or if anyone in your household is sick.   

On-site During the Event  

  • Adhere to guidance from local health authorities as implemented and shared by facility hosts.   
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.   
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.   
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.    
  • Agree to wear face masks, if required, covering nose and mouth at all indoor meeting functions. Face masks can be removed while actively eating and or drinking.   
  • Adhere to social distance protocols. At a minimum, maintain at least six (6) feet apart. Respect the personal space of others.     
  • If you experience any flu-like symptoms, please DO NOT attend sessions. Please let the program host know.    

Post-event  

Agree to notify the program host if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home for contact tracing purposes.  

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