Monday, July 25, 2016

Official Call for Presenters: Front End of Innovation 2017

The Institute for International Research (IIR) is currently seeking presenters for

The 15th Annual Front End of Innovation US
May 8-11, 2017
Boston World Trade Center & Seaport Hotel

On the heels of our largest and most successful FEI to date, we have just opened the call for presenters period for our 15th annual event taking place next May 8-11, 2017 at the Boston World Trade Center.

We will be reviewing early submissions now through Friday, August 19th. Due to the high volume of submissions, we suggest you submit your proposal early to Kelly Schram, Program Director at

Only corporate/client-side speakers will be considered. If you are a consultant or a solution/technology provider (even if you are proposing a joint client presentation), please see contact details below for sponsorship/exhibit opportunities. Speakers receive FREE admission to the conference.

FEI is all about the Experience. Interactive sessions are given top priority. We are looking for:
  • Mini-Workshops: We are looking for expert speakers to conduct collaborative 1.5 hour activities where attendees are taken through a process to get hands on.
  • Boston-Based Excursions: Sessions led at innovative Boston companies, start-ups, and hotspots.
  • Case Studies: We will only consider NEW case studies that haven't already been shared at another event.
On the following topics areas:
  • Managing the Discovery Portfolio
  • Customer Driven Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Disruptive Trends & Technology
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Data Driven Innovation
  • Culture & Environment
  • Service Innovation
  • Partnering & Funding
  • Marketing Innovation
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibit opportunities, or are a consultant/solution provider who wants to speak on the program, please contact Liz Hinkis, Business Development Manager at 646.616.7627 or

Due to the high volume of submissions, only accepted proposals will be notified. For consideration, please email with the following information August 19th, 2016.
  • Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
  • The main theme you plan to address
  • Which format you'd like to present
  • Please indicate what is NEW about the presentation
  • What the audience will gain from your presentation (please list 3-5 deliverables)
Learn more about FEI here:
All the best,
The FEI Team


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