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What is InnoVenture Southeast 2009?

Online registration is closed. You can register on-site at InnoVenture on March 24, 2009.

InnoVenture Southeast 2009 is a unique opportunity this year to meet hundreds of the most talented and connected people to create what is next for you. You owe it to yourself to register to attend. See who has already registered to attend. Below is an interview by Phil Yanov, Founder of the GSA Technology Council, with John Warner, Chairman of InnoVenture.

In the annual InnoVenture conference's sixth year, the economic storm is raging all around us, wrecking havoc with organizations trying to reinvent themselves and launching out very talented people looking to create new ones. In addition to the Innovation Hall with dozens of exhibits by major corporations and universities, and fifteen entrepreneurs making elevator pitches, InnoVenture also features an awesome line-up of global thought leaders.

Luncheon Speaker: Robin Karol, Executive Director of Product Development and Management Association, and former Manager of the New Offering Development Process at DuPont, discusses stories from her career and helps launch the South Carolina Chapter of PDMA.

Featured Speakers: Chris Thoen, Director Innovation and Knowledge Management, and Mike Hernick, Associate Director of External Business Development, at P&G, discuss lessons from their journey to becoming a world leader in open innovation through their innovative Connect and Develop program.

Featured Speaker: Larry Willey, Manager of Wind Systems Conceptual Design, and Scott Zemitis, P.E., Engineering Learning Leader, for GE Energy Advanced Technology Operations, discusses creating a community of Innovation around wind energy. This can be a template for creating communities around other significant market opportunities.

Keynote Speaker: Ben Dunlap, President of Wofford, Rhodes Scholar, and one of the “World's 50 Remarkable People" discusses importance of vision and creativity in a time of profound change. Bernie is a renaissance person, who will be an inspiring crescendo at the end of the day.

Entrepreneur Presenters: Fifteen of the region's best entrepreneurs will make ten minute elevator pitches to Anchors and investors. Even if you are not an investor, you will be inspired by folks on the leading edge of their fields.

Sparks will fly!

The registration fee for an individual is $300 in advance, or $400 on site the day of the event.

There are 2900 profiles online of talented, connected people in the Swamp Fox Community, and here is what they are screaming they are looking for.

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If you have any questions, contact Butler Mullins, InnoVenture Southeast 2009's event manager.

Who Came?

416 people from the public community attended InnoVenture Southeast 2009.

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When Mar 24, 2009 at 7:30am - 7:00pm
Where Carolina First Center - Greenville, SC