What’s now. What’s next.

June 4-7, 2018

Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Co-located with the NSF SBIR II Conference

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Experience Innovation Leadership Without Boundaries

IRI’s Annual Conference is the go-to event for global innovation leaders. Come together with your peers from large corporations, startups, and everything in between to challenge conventional ways of managing innovation and learn how to stay relevant in an accelerated and ever-changing environment.

Featured Keynote Speaker

The Power and Limits of Deep Learning

Yann LeCun, Facebook, 2018 Medalist

Yann LeCun is Director of AI Research at Facebook since late 2013, and a professor of Data Science, Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical Engineering at New York University since 2003. LeCun received an EE Diploma from ESIEE (Paris) and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 1987. After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, then became head of the Image Processing Research Department in 1996. His research interests include machine learning and artificial intelligence, and he is best known for his work in deep learning and the invention of the convolutional network method which is widely used for image, video, and speech recognition.


Pioneering innovation management. Collectively and creatively.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Atlanta is for Innovators

Atlanta is a world-class hub for innovation and technology, and this year’s conference is co-located with the National Science Foundation SBIR II Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with startups and small businesses seeking potential investors and strategic partners, and enjoy all that this dynamic city has to offer.

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The boldest and brightest minds are here.

Convene with other innovation leaders to tackle hot-button issues and create strategic solutions.