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

Registration opens February 1, 2023


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, and toolkits to help innovation leaders drive a successful organization.

Program agenda highlights will be announced on Monday, January 23, with full schedule to follow.

Join us in Philadelphia to explore topics such as:

Technology

  • Creating faster access to internal knowledge and resources
  • Improving supply chain resilience and efficiency
  • Integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive innovation

People

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

Ideas

  • Improving product development processes
  • Creating an innovation culture that supports and encourages creativity
  • Redesigning business models to increase sustainability

Communities

  • Building successful innovation ecosystems
  • Innovation 5.0 and the Future of Innovation

    Who attends the IRI Annual Conference?

    This event is open to the public. The conference audience are innovation professionals working in corporations, startups, universities, and federal laboratories. Our program includes content for early-career to corporate executives across a wide variety of industries. Most conference attendees are IRI members, IRI research partners, or members of the National Association of Manufacturers.


    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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