IRI Announces 2021 Virtual Annual Conference: The Next Normal

Innovation Research Interchange
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For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2021
For More Information Contact:

Mary Stewart
Marketing & Communications Manager
Office: 703-647-2587

IRI Announces 2021 Virtual Annual Conference: The Next Normal
Recovery, Reflection, and The Future of Innovation
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 for the Annual Conference.

What: IRI 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Who: Here is a sneak peek of some of the exciting keynote speakers that will be joining us for our upcoming Annual Conference.

2021 IRI Medalist 
Demis Hassabis (CEO and Founder, DeepMind)
The New Hybrid Work (Place): How and Where Work Will Get Done
Jean Anderson (Principal – Design Director, Gensler) and Janet Pogue-McLarin (Principal – Global Workplace Research Leader, Gensler)

Supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Global Organizations
Talita Erickson (CEO of Casa Barilla Restaurants, Barilla Group)
Leading Through Crisis: Lean Principles and Collaboration in the Age of COVID
Angie Norman (Executive Lean Leader – Finance, GE)
Shifting a 2,000-year-old Industry: The Road to Carbon Neutrality for Concrete
Tom Schuler (President and CEO, Solidia Technologies)
How Worried Should You Be About Artificial Intelligence?
Darrell West (VP of Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution)
View the full list of Annual Conference speakers here, Speakers & Abstracts – Home (
When: 9:00am EST, Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21, 2021

Where: The 2021 Virtual Annual Conference will be online for the second year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please visit our Annual Conference website to register for the event.

For more information about IRI and to register for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference visit, Home (
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, call 703-647-2580 or visit