Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

The Art of Innovation and “The Pitch”

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 1:30PM - 3:00PM



Do your innovative ideas get the attention they deserve? Would you like to refine those ideas and pitch them to a panel of technology experts, “Shark Tank” Style? In this interactive technology innovation accelerator workshop, you will have an opportunity to work with peers and experts to generate ideas to present, evaluate, refine, and ultimately transform into system concepts that solve relevant and challenging problems.

We will discuss techniques and tools for brainstorming and concept development, provide technical presentation skills training. This is the perfect opportunity to practice innovation, to hone your skills for future innovative research and entrepreneurship, and to network. This workshop is being conducted in conjunction with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Adobe and the National GEM Consortium. The “Sharks” will be senior leaders selected from attending technical companies.

Workshop Organizers:
William H. Kindred, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Raoul Ouedraogo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Kevin Cohen, MIT Lincoln Laboratory