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Innovation Conferences 2013: Where Should We Go?

by Stefan Lindegaard
January 22, 20131/22/13 6 Comments

The economic turmoil has had an impact on innovation conferences, but I still think that there are several worth attending in the first half of 2013. Here are some that I find of particular interest:

Front End of Innovation EMA – Copenhagen, March 4-6

I have attended several of the previous six FEI EMEA conferences and I can say that this is the biggest – and in many ways also the best – innovation conference in Europe.

Besides the usual keynote talks, which are of high quality at FEI, you can dive into 7 content areas including customer driven innovation, innovation execution and business model opportunities.

Personally, I am giving a talk on using social media for innovation efforts. This enables me to offer you a 20% discount with this code: FEIEMEA13SL

FEI in BOSTON! If you live in the U.S. and don’t want to take the trip to Europe, then you can go the Front End of Innovation conference in Boston on May 6-8.

CoDev – San Diego, February 12-15

CoDev is a  great conference. Good speakers, good networking – and who would not like to visit San Diego in February. I am planning to go there again and you should also go if you want to attend a quality innovation conference in the U.S.

Here is a short list of other conferences that I am attending/considering at this point of time:

Unleashing Innovation, Singapore, February 19-21
TrendForum, Berlin, March 12-13
Driving Open Innovation in Food, Drink and Nutraceuticals
InnoTown, Aalesund (Norway), May 22-23

You can also check out the event overview at InnovationManagement.se.

What conferences can you recommend?

Currently there are "6 comments" on this Article:

  1. Hector says:

    Hi Stefan, thanks a lot for the information.

  2. Amine says:

    what about C2-MTL?

  3. Saul Kaplan says:

    Biased of course but you would be right at home among 400 like-minded innovation junkies at the Collaborative Innovation Summit BIF-9 on September 18-19 in Providence Rhode Island. Connect Inspire Transform. http://businessinnovationfactory.com/bif-9

  4. Hi Stefan, I think Co-Dev is the 11th to 13th this year in La Jolla, CA.

  5. Luiz Lunkes says:

    Dear all,
    I attended the 10th Front End Innovation (FEI 2012) in Orlando. Absolutely it was a great event and I'll attend the next FEI in Boston.