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GLOBAL 
INNOVATION
SUMMIT
October 4, 2019   |   Raleigh-Durham, NC
HQ@Gateway, 2409 Crabtree Blvd | Suite 107
TICKETS
OUR MISSION:
The Innovation Summit is a conference that brings together business owners, thought leaders, change makers and entrepreneurs to discuss, challenge, and learn about innovation in a cross-disciplinary environment.

Engage-in interactive talks with audience-generated content, join-in hands-on workshops with resources as takeaways, and connect with industry experts in an accessible, open forum. Let's go beyond the conversation and take the first steps to break barriers, build relationships, and forge a better future.

50% of the proceeds are being donated to participating nonprofits, the other half will be reinvested so we can create an even bigger impact next year through new programming, grants, and resources.

With social innovation at the center, we strive to build an accessible platform to engage, connect, break down echo chambers, and welcome all vital participants of the community - not just those who are already the most present. This diversity and communication is the first step to implementing real innovation that starts on a local level and works towards a sustainable future on all levels.
OUR TENETS:
Empathy
We want to ensure to have an open, welcoming space where ideas are welcome and everyone is included.
Growth
We want to encourage ways for entrepreneurs and design-thinkers to flourish and provide environments to do so, both physically and digitally.
Accessibility
Open access to knowledge is imperative for making a difference. We make sure the knowledge we generate is available to everyone.
Acceptance
We believe that design and entrepreneurship cannot work together without understanding and identifying with other people’s needs.
2019'S THEME:
SUSTAINABILITY
Everyone talks about innovation, but how do you make innovation sustainable? There are more new businesses established every day than ever before, and standing-out from the competition isn't as easy as it used to be. This year we explore sustainability as a multi-faceted word; a word that stands for business, for the environment, and for growth and improvement in an ever-changing world. This year's speakers and workshops will be focused on defining what sustainability means for your business, your venture, or yourself.
FEATURED SPEAKERS:
JOHN
BUNGERT
Assistant Vice President Innovation, MetLife
JEFF 
BOWMAN
Former Creative Services Director of RTI International, Executive creative director, CEO, and Founder of Bowman Creative
JEANIE 
CHANG
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
JOE 
PEREZ
Senior Systems Analyst, Certified IT & BA Professional, Conference Speaker
CHRISTINA 
MARIE NOEL
Marketing & Strategy Consultant
LEE
DUNCAN
Enterprise Design Sprint Leader at IBM
JANE
GABIN
Independent Educational Consultant
ILINA
EWEN
Director of Community Engagement at Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy
NATASHA
DONNELLY
Educator, RN, Case Manager, Author, Suicide Prevention, Sociology, Mental Health, Consultant, Juvenile Justice, Research, Lecturer
ANNA
CAMPBELL
Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Trauma Focused Therapeutic Community (TFTC) Gardens
SCHEDULE:
TRACKS
ATRIUM
Expo tables and refreshment
OUTSIDE
Food trucks, expo tables, and more
WORKSHOPS
Activity sessions with takeaways
SALONS
More intimite & informal chats
SPRINTS
High-speed problem-solving workshops
TALKS
Interactive talks with audience generated content
8:00
Registration
8:15
8:30
8:45
9:00
9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
Coffee & Bagels
Provided by 321 Coffee
9:45–10:15
Christina Marie Noel
The Marketing You Need to Amplify Your Mission
10:00–10:45
Katie Gailes
How to make money before you die
10:00–10:30
Sustainable
Branding Sprint
10:15–11:00
John Bungert
Assistant Vice President of Innovation, MetLife
9:00–9:45
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30
Lunch
12:15–2:00
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00
Coffee & Snacks
1:45–3:30
Happy Hour
(Food trucks)
4:00–6:00
Jane Gabin
The current state of sustainability higher education
10:45–11:15
NeoIP
Don't just patent, patent smart
11:00–11:30
Dr. Joe Perez
Embracing change and facilitating innovation
11:45–12:15
IBM Enterprise Design Sprint with Lee Duncan
11:15–12:15
Emily Diaz
Best Self Management
10:15–11:00
Natasha Donnelly & Anna Campbell
Trauma-Informed Environments for Emotional Sustainability
11:15–12:00
Chef Chris  & Cara Zalcberg Hylton
Sustainability of Culture through Food
12:15–1:00
Jeff Bowman
Your Brand - The Screenplay
1:30–2:15
Maria Kingery
Business as a force for good
12:45–1:30
321 Coffee
9:45–10:00
Sustainable
Systems
Sprint
1:00-1:45
Sustainable
Scaling
Sprint
2:00–2:45
Alexa Carlin
How to be a Vulnerable Leader
1:15–2:00
Jeanie Chang
Sustainable Wellness - Building Stress Resiliency
2:45–3:30
Ilina Ewen
On the Importance of Emotional Sustainability
2:30–3:15
Closing Keynote: Paradigm Innovation
What it means to be sustainable
3:30–4:15
Holly Sullenger
Sustainable Innovation: Making it a Reality
1:45–2:15
Gabriel Pappalardo
Ethical Sustainability in Tech
2:15–2:45
Ahn LyJordan & Aaron Thaddeus
Ctrl + Shift + reFrame
12:00–12:45
Dorthea Dix Park Conservancy
3:15–3:30
Trees for the Triangle
11:00–11:15
TICKETS
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SNACKS & BEVERAGES INCLUDED  WITH YOUR TICKET
SPONSORS:
GATEWAY 
RESTAURANT
PARTICIPATING NON-PROFITS:
321 Coffee is a nonprofit coffee shop operated by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and operates at the NC State Farmers Market. Our mission is to provide meaningful work opportunities to this community and promote societal unity.
The Dorthea Dix Park Conservancy Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to support the City in its efforts, serve as its philanthropic partner, and help ensure the creation and long-term success of Dorothea Dix Park.
Trees for the Triangle is a local 501c3 operating in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties.  Our mission is to improve the aesthetic, ecological, and economic health of the Triangle through the planting of trees.  Our goal is to plant 50,000 trees by 2050.
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