2021 Virtual Annual Conference - The Next Normal: Recovery, Reflection, and the Future of Innovation

IRI in partnership with the European Industrial Research Management Association
Monday May 17, 2021 9:00amFriday May 21, 2021 9:00am
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 keynotes, this event will provide attendees a roadmap for the future. We are pleased to partner with the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) on Wednesday, May 19, to explore sustainability topics such as circularity, clean air, the future of sustainable mobility, and more. We also welcome the Manufacturers Alliance for Innovation and Productivity (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.

Keynote Speakers

2021 IRI Medalist 
Demis Hassabis (CEO and Founder, DeepMind)
The New Hybrid Work(Place): How and Where Work Will Get Done
Jean Anderson (Principal – Design Director, Gensler) and Janet Pogue-McLarin (Principal – Global Workplace Research Leader, Gensler)
Supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Global Organizations
Talita Erickson (CEO of Casa Barilla Restaurants, Barilla Group)
Leading Through Crisis: Lean Principles and Collaboration in the Age of COVID
Angie Norman (Executive Lean Leader – Finance, GE)
Shifting a 2,000-year-old Industry: The Road to Carbon Neutrality for Concrete
Tom Schuler (President and CEO, Solidia Technologies)
How Worried Should You Be About Artificial Intelligence?
Darrell West (VP of Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution)

IRI Members can use complimentary registrations to attend this event
Please contact Erika Toman to learn more about your membership benefits
  • Early-bird member rate: $265 (increases to $350 on April 1)
  • Early-bird nonmember rate: $360 (increases to $450 on April 1)
Please contact Gary Schiffres to learn about our partnership opportunities
Visit www.iriannual.com to learn more.