2018 Fall Networks Conference

September 17-19
Monday September 17, 2018Wednesday September 19, 2018
Westin Cleveland Downtown
The Fall Networks Conference is a can't-miss event with member curated agendas from 5 of our Networks: External Technology, Intellectual Assets Management, Innovation Leaders, Information Services/Information Technology, New Business Development. Join your peers in Cleveland to benchmark, discuss hot topics, and of course, network! 
**Click here for information about the Human Resources Network Fall Conference, hosted by Timken Company.
Registration is now open.
Member early-bird registration rate: $699
Non-member early-bird registration rate: $849
Non-members can register by downloading the 2018 Fall Networks Registration Form and returning it to smith@iriweb.org.


Venue Information:
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114,
phone: (216) 771-7700
A Per Diem rate is available for federal employees. Please contact Mallory Smith to book your room.

Tentative sessions offered:

External Technology - Download Agenda

  • Supporting Startups Through Internal Decision-Making Processes
  • Taking Disruptive Opportunities to Leaders
  • Connecting Technologies to Business Opportunities
  • Scouting Innovative Technologies to Create New Customer Experiences
  • Open Innovation Approaches to Augmenting the R&D Pipeline

Information Systems/Information Technology - Download Agenda

  • Data Curation and Life Cycle Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Cybersecurity
  • Knowledge Management

Intellectual Assets Management - Download Agenda

  • Challenges with out-licensing  a portfolio
  • Measuring performance of I.P. portfolios
  • Intellectual property ownership in university collaborations
  • Tools for inventors

Innovation Leaders - Download Agenda

  • Incubators and Pre-Stage Gate
  • Tools for Data-Driven Decision Making
  • The Lean Canvas
  • Structuring and Funding Innovation Teams

New Business Development - Download Agenda

  • Find the Right Contact Outside of Your Company
  • New Market Quantification
  • Agile Design Thinking and Front-End Funnel Fill

For questions, email Mallory Smith, smith@iriweb.org.