First World Open Innovation Conference
The first World Open Innovation Conference will be held in Napa, California on December 4th and 5th, 2014.
There are perhaps too many innovation conferences and events going on in the world, but this one promises to be different. It will gather a healthy number of industry speakers and participants, and put them alongside an equally healthy number of academic professors and researchers – all of them involved in Open Innovation! It is rare for a conference to put these two groups together, and even rarer to get participants of the highest quality from both the world of practice and the world of theory. We have had a strong response from Industry participants to our Call for Problems, and have selected some of the best problems to address at the event. We also put together a Call for Papers from academic participants, and received 115 submissions, from which we have culled the very best papers to be presented at the event.
In other words, we’ve done it! We have combined the best of both worlds. We have speakers confirmed from world leading companies like Intel, Standard Chartered Bank, Fujitsu, Saudi Aramco, Natura, Open Photonics, and the European Investment Bank. We have professors like David Teece, Ikujiro Nonaka, Henry Chesbrough, Frank Pillar, Christopher Tucci and Joel West speaking. And we’re holding the event at the lovely Silverado resort in Napa Valley. It should be an occasion to remember. Prices for the two-day conference start at $1,495, if you register before November 1st.
You can find out more about the event at this link: http://woic.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu/
Seats are going fast, so register now to get your space! I hope to see you there.