IRI Events

The exceptional value of IRI membership centers on the transfer of peer-to-peer knowledge. One of the most impactful methods of knowledge sharing are our in-person events. Event content is driven by your most pressing needs while keeping you well connected to the most relevant group of innovation professionals in R&D and technology management. 

Featured Event
2020 Annual Conference: Globalization Transformed
May 12-15, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA
IRI’s 2020 Annual Conference will explore how to manage innovation in the globalized economy. Strategies, tools, case studies (and cautionary tales) for Global Innovation will be presented to attendees through peer presentations, interactive roundtables, hands-on workshops, and special tours. Sessions will explore the many facets of managing Innovation in a global community, such as choosing the right business models, adapting company culture, utilizing the latest tools and structures to lead innovation teams, building relationships with international startups and Universities, and how to assess where to assign resources.
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Upcoming Events
2020 Annual Conference: Globalization Transformed
May 12-15, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA
IRI’s 2020 Annual Conference will explore how to manage innovation in the globalized economy. Strategies, tools, case studies (and cautionary tales) for Global Innovation will be presented to attendees through peer presentations, interactive roundtables, hands-on workshops, and special tours. Sessions will explore the many facets of managing Innovation in a global community, such as choosing the right business models, adapting company culture, utilizing the latest tools and structures to lead innovation teams, building relationships with international startups and Universities, and how to assess where to assign resources.
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2020 Digital Futures Conference
October 12-14, 2020 | Cleveland, OH
IRI and Case Western Reserve University are partnering again for our second annual Digital Futures Conference. This conference is designed to help organizations analyze and benchmark their digital transformation journey, inspired by the "Digital First" maturity framework. Save the date and check back later for more information!
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2020 Spring Networks Conference
March 13-16, 2020 | New Orleans, LA
Join us in the Big Easy to network and learn from peers on similar R&D project teams. Participating IRI Network groups include External Relations, Innovation Leaders, Intellectual Assets Management, and New Business Developement.
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Shaping Innovation Leaders
May 30-June 5, 2020 | Chicago, IL
IRI, in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management, specifically designed Shaping Innovation Leaders to meet the needs of demanding leadership roles in promising, mid-level managers in research, development and engineering. The program’s curriculum is designed by Kellogg, in cooperation with senior R&D executives of IRI Member Organizations.
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