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Business Innovation Conference

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

October 6, 2009 - October 7, 2009

Innovation is usually considered a flash of genius, a rare occurrence of brilliance, expensive and unpredictable – certainly not a manageable process. A growing number of thought leaders, however, now believe that companies can manage the innovation process as they manage other business functions such as marketing, finance and operations. Each year, IIT Professor Praveen Gupta brings together leaders in innovation from academia, business and government for the Business Innovation Conference. This year, the Business Innovation Conference will be held on October 6-7, 2009, at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Danada Campus in Wheaton, Illinois. Pre-Conference workshops will be held all day on Monday, October 5th. The Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable is a sponsor of this year’s conference. Consequently, Roundtable members and Chicago Booth alumni can attend the Conference and/or the Workshops at a 25% savings. Full information with the agenda and speaker biographies are at: www.businessinnovationconference.com

Where

Illinois Institute of Technology -- Wheaton, IL Campus
First Floor Lobby
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois

Driving Directions:Directions and Map: http://www.iit.edu/rice/about/pdfs/RiceDirections.pdf

Event Details

This year, the Business Innovation Conference will be held on October 6-7, 2009, at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Danada Campus in Wheaton, Illinois. Pre-Conference workships will be held all day on Monday, October 5th. The Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable is a sponsor of this year’s conference. Consequently, Roundtable members and Chicago Booth alumni can attend at the Conference and/or the Workshops at a 25% savings. The Business Innovation Conference will showcase innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives and engineers who will be sharing their methods and lessons learned. In the two days of the Conference, you will have the opportunity to hear 5 keynote speeches from experts in various aspects of innovations and to attend 6 presentations that you choose from a menu of talks on 18 different topics. On October 5th, you have a choice of six different workshops as well. Go to www.businessinnovationconference.com for the full agenda and biographies of the speakers and presenters. If you interested in the field of innovation, you will not want to miss this conference. Attendees at the conference last year made the following comments: “It was a smashing success! Not only was it extremely informative and useful, the caliber of the speakers was top notch and the networking opportunities were extremely beneficial.” – Milt Hayes, Director, CIT Planning, Abbott Labs “It was the very best business conference I have ever attended in my 35+ years in the business world. The speakers were truly business innovation experts as were many of the attendees. The atmosphere was genuinely optimistic. People were willing to share their successes and failures so that everyone could benefit.” – Terrence Luczak, Six Sigma Black Belt, formerly with Siemens Building Technologies “I am so glad that I heard of this conference and had a chance to attend. I felt like my synapses have been touched by a live wire. I went home buzzing every day with ideas I generated while I was at the conference.” – Brenda Hernandez, Allstate “Your conference was outstanding in all aspects.”– Bob Aaron, Dean of Program Management, DeVry Institute “Congratulations on having such a successful seminar!! I wish I could attend all three days - I really enjoyed the sessions.”– Meeta Vakil, Financial Advisor, Wachovia Securities

Cost

Price to Public: $595 for Conference and $100 for October 5th Workshops. Price to Chicago Booth alumni/faculty/students and Roundtable members is $445 for the Conference and $75 for the Workshops on October 5th.

Registration

Register Online
Register for October 5th Workshops: http://gsber.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=374387&item_id=95342 (Note: You must register separately for Conference and Workshops)

Deadline: 10/5/2009

Questions

Bill Wentz, Class of 1988, XP-57 

630-344-1119

Other Information

Full information, agenda and speaker bios at www.businessinnovationconference.com

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