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Ignite 2018: Registration for the Premier Conference for Innovation Leaders is Open

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We’re thrilled to share that Ignite 2018, Planview IdeaPlace’s annual conference for the brightest minds in innovation, will be returning to the historic Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco on May 1st and 2nd – register now to take advantage of early-bird pricing.

So, what’s in it for you? Why should you attend Ignite 2018? Well, for starters…

The keynote

Marcus Shingles

Ignite 2018 attendees are in for a treat.

We’re extremely excited to have Marcus Shingles, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation, take the stage as Ignite’s keynote speaker!

XPRIZE is the leading expert in designing and implementing innovative models that utilize gamification, crowdsourcing, incentive competitions, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest “unsolvable” social challenges – such as Adult literacy, Women’s safety, and Water abundance.

Shingles is a captivating and inspirational speaker that brings a wealth of knowledge to the Ignite stage based on his impressive experience:

  • Prior to XPRIZE, he was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Innovation Group.
  • He pioneered a program in partnership with the public school system in both Los Angeles and Boston to bring “exponential entrepreneurial” training and contemporary thinking to high school students in currently underserved communities.
  • He regularly presents on technology trends, disruptive innovation, and related business and social impact strategies.

The community

Premier conference for innovation leaders

Ignite brings together a community of the most brilliant minds in innovation from some of the biggest companies in the world — such as UnitedHealth Group, Citi and IBM — to share battle-tested strategies for growth and business transformation.

It’s a unique opportunity to connect directly with and learn from innovation and ideation practitioners of all experience levels.

As Damion Heredia, VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships at IBM and Ignite 2017’s keynote speaker, said: “What’s exciting about this event is the captive audience of innovators in one room that are all working toward a common goal [of how] to scale their innovations faster.”

When you attend Ignite, you’re in fantastic company!

The insights

Ignite insights

Have you ever wondered how companies such as AT&T, Pfizer, and Siemens drive innovation and ideation across their organizations? Then Ignite is the conference for you!

Hear real-world case studies and lessons learned — the good, the bad, and the ugly — from practitioners who have refined their innovation practices through years of experience.

We carefully craft the conference agenda to ensure you have plenty of opportunities to learn new strategies and ways of thinking that can help you scale your innovation efforts, sustain engagement and deliver value.

Plus with our practical breakout sessions, you’ll leave Ignite with actionable takeaways that you can put into practice right away.

The experience

Fun at Ignite

Ignite isn’t just a conference, it’s an experience that will leave you wanting more.

We pack networking, collaboration, entertainment, and plenty of opportunities for “a-ha” moments into two energy-filled days.

But don’t take our word for it, check out this video to get a taste of the Ignite experience:

Final thoughts

Ignite is unlike any other conference that’s focused on innovation. With the combination of thought-provoking topics and in-depth case studies, this is the once-a-year conference you don’t want to miss.

Early-bird pricing for is available until January 12, 2018. Be sure to register now to lock in the reduced price.

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