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BIF-3 Collaborative Innovation Summit in October


Posted on September 7th, 2007, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

This October I’ll again be attending the Business Innovation Factory’s Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, Rhode Island. I went last year and it was a first-class event with some incredibly smart, accomplished, and inspiring presenters. If you’re interested in attending, registration info is below (mention Creative Generalist to get $200 off your pass). Here’s BIF-3’s boilerplate details:

Register today for the BIF-3 Collaborative Innovation Summit and join participants from across the country in a two-day conversation about innovation, driven by the personal stories of innovators from across industries and disciplines. Now in its third year, BIF-3 will be be held on October 10th and 11th in Providence, Rhode Island.

BIF-3 will be hosted by Wall Street Journal Columnist Walt Mossberg and Mavericks at Work author Bill Taylor. The duo will guide participants through a program that includes Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, UnderSecretary of Homeland Security Jay Cohen, Ghost Map author and co-creator of outside.in Steven Johnson, 37signals founder and CEO Jason Fried, Providence Police Chief Colonel Dean Esserman, architect Chris Benedict, Studiocom chief creative officer Juan Fernando Santos, information architect Richard Saul Wurman, BzzAgent founder and CEO Dave Balter, IBM VP of Innovation Irving Wladawsky-Berger, author and Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, Made to Stick author Dan Heath, president of Stanley Bostitch Denise Nemchev, author and founder of The Hybrid Vigor Institute Denise Caruso, founder of the gethuman project Paul English, Linear Air president and CEO William Herp, author and associate professor UC-Davis Graduate School of Management Andrew Hargadon, Icosystem CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Eric Bonabeau, TopCoder founder and chairman Jack Hughes, founder of Zipcar and GoLoco Robin Chase, Director of the MIT Agelab Joe Coughlin, and former head of Knowledge Management for the BBC Euan Semple. (Full line-up is available on the BIF site)

The Summit format—more conversation than conference—is unique. Presenters have only fifteen minutes on stage to share personal reflections on how they created innovation or catalyzed change. Groups of storytellers are blocked around generous breaks that give participants and storytellers ample opportunity to interact. Most importantly, storytellers fully participate in the entire event as members of the audience.

Registration details can be found here.





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