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Ideate for Digital Transition

Sessions and pre-conference workshop topics will cover a wide variety of innovation management topics, such as creative culture, human-centered computing and artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, disruptive business models, startups and accelerators, university and corporate research collaboration, machine learning, roles and responsibilities, lean project management, with a special focus on how your organization can go digital.

Tours of Pittsburgh's Innovation Hub

Introducing “TechTreks” – optional tours to PPG's Coatings Innovation Center, the Westinghouse Electric AP1000 Simulator, National Robotic Engineering Center, and AlphaLab Gear.

Discover and Learn

We are excited to bring you Innovation Bootcamp: a practical 1-day workshop provides professionals new to R&D with a broader perspective on innovation. Designed to help you on-board more rapidly, perform better, and create more value for your firm, this class will equip budding innovation leaders with the knowledge to take advantage of opportunities and minimize risk, as well as effective innovation leadership concepts.

Rapid Idea Swapping

Speed networking sessions, joint breakouts, and receptions offer attendees the opportunity to meet with peers to expand their knowledge of the innovation space.

Schedule at a Glance



8:00am – 5:00pm Workshops

8:00am - 12:00pm

Servitization for Manufacturers

Workshop - $499 for IRI Members, $625 for non-members

8:00am - 5:00pm

Workshop - $499 for IRI Members, $625 for non-members

8:30am - 4:00pm

Workshop - $499 for IRI Members, $625 for non-members



6:00am – 6:45am

Early Riser Yoga/Running Club

7:00am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:15am – 9:15am Keynote

10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

12:00pm – 1:15pm


1:15pm – 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Tech Start-Up Showcase and Reception



10:30am – 11:00am

Networking Break

12:15pm – 1:15pm


2:15pm – 2:45pm

Networking Break

6:30pm – 7:30pm

IRI Maurice B Holland, Medal and Achievement Awards Reception

7:30pm – 9:00pm

IRI Awards Dinner



6:00am – 6:45am

Early Riser Yoga/Running Club

7:00am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:15am – 12:30pm: TechTrek Tours

PPG Coatings Innovation Center

$25 Separate Registration Required

Westinghouse Electric AP1000 Simulator

$25 Separate Registration Required

National Robotic Engineering Center

$25 Separate Registration Required

AlphaLab Gear

$25 Separate Registration Required

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Mouse and Keyboard

The boldest and brightest minds are here.

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