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GLOBAL 
INNOVATION
SUMMIT
October 4, 2019   |   Raleigh-Durham, NC
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.
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:
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 andCertified Clinical Trauma Professional
JOE 
PEREZ
Senior Systems Analyst, Certified IT & BA Professional, Conference Speaker
CHRISTINA 
MARIE NOEL
Marketing & Strategy Consultant
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
Breakfast
8:00–10:00
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
Brand Story Sprint
10:00–10:30
Opening Keynote
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
11:45–1:30
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
After Party
4:00–6:00
Happy Hour
5:00–6:00
Jane Gabin
The current state of sustainability higher education
10:30–11:00
Systems Sprint
10:45–11:15
NeoIP
Patents as Business Strategy
11:00–11:30
Joe Perez
Embracing change and facilitating innovation
11:45–12:15
Scaling Sprint
11:30–12:00
Speaking Session 1
10:15–11:00
Pitch Competion
11:00–12:00
Chef Chris  & Cara Zalcberg Hylton
12:15–1:00
Jeff Bowman
Your Brand - The Screenplay
1:30–2:15
Maria Kingery
Business as a force for good
1:15–1:45
Brand Story Sprint
1:15-1:45
System Sprint
2:00–2:45
Scaling Sprint
2:45–3:15
Network "Speed Dating"
Get "matched" with a random summit attendee and learn more about someone you may not normally connect with.
1:30–2:00
Jeanie Chang
Sustainable wellness
2:15–2:45
Speaking Session 2
2:30–3:15
Closing Keynote
What it takes to design a sustainable business
3:30–4:15
Facilitated Networking
11:30–11:45
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