May 17-21, 2021

Welcome to IRI’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference!

The 2021 Virtual Annual Conference will draw from the lessons of 2020 to present new strategies for companies to adapt and grow in the post-COVID world. Organizations forced to pivot quickly have now turned to considering what pandemic-driven changes will become permanent, how to develop a strategic plan that is both stable and agile, and best practices for this new era of innovation management.

Featuring a variety of session formats, including interactive breakouts, roundtable discussions, and keynote, this event will provide attendees with a roadmap for the future. We are pleased to partner with the European Industrial Research Management Association for Wednesday, May 19th, to explore sustainability topics such as circularity, clean air, the future of sustainable mobility, and more. We also welcome the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), who will present their latest studies on collaborative research on ecosystems for smart manufacturing.

This conference is open to the public – we hope to see you there!

On this page you will find details on how to register as well as a sneak peek at some of the speakers who will be joining us.

If you have any questions/concerns, please email Sharon Kwon, IRI’s Event Associate @