Innovation Research Interchange to Hold 2021 Virtual Annual Conference: “The Next Normal”

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Innovation Research Interchange to Hold 2021 Virtual Annual Conference: “The Next Normal” Featuring Interactive Discussions with Top Global R&D Innovation Leaders in Innovation Management

Recovery, Reflection, and The Future of Innovation Conference Set for May 17-21

Arlington, VA— The Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) is excited to announce their second virtual-only Annual Conference on May 17 – 21. IRI’s online event will provide attendees with live educational programming for innovative professionals – interactive breakout networking sessions, live roundtable discussions, and access to top-caliber keynote speakers in global innovation. You can register here.

The 2021 Virtual Annual Conference will draw from the lessons of 2020 to present new strategies for companies to adapt and grow in the post-COVID world. Organizations forced to pivot quickly have now turned to considering what pandemic-driven changes will become permanent, how to develop a strategic plan that is both stable and agile, and best practices for this new era of innovation management.

The Annual Conference will feature speakers from companies known for their cutting-edge research and development such as Gensler, GoodYear Tire & Rubber Company, European Industrial Research Management Association, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, DeepMind, INVISTA, Dolcera, Elsevier, Clorox Company, The Boeing Company, Sherwin-Williams Company, and a host of other diverse industries.

The Innovation Research Interchange’s Annual Conference is where you need to be to learn how the world’s most innovative companies are driving and preparing for this new age post-COVID-19.

All presentations will be recorded and will be available on IRI’s newly redesigned website for 30 days, completely free after the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference for attendees to revisit and share with their colleagues.

At the end of this week, IRI will launch our new website, Members and nonmembers will be able to easily find past webinars, interviews, reports, research and more through our new comprehensive resource center. Filter content by past events, speakers, dates, or topic. Stay up to date on our latest events, resources, and announcements on our updated homepage.  

For more information about IRI and the 2021 Annual Conference, visit our conference website.


The Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) is an organization of 200+ industrial and service companies having a common interest in the effective management of technological innovation. IRI member companies span diverse industries and represent a substantial portion of our nation’s gross domestic product. IRI is the only cross-industry organization creating innovation leadership solutions and best practices in innovation management developed through collaborative knowledge creation. For more information, visit