Spring Networks Meeting

Monday March 07, 2016Wednesday March 09, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY

Join your peers for two days of great presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, and networking! Six Networks will meet in Louisville for their individual sessions as well as several joint meetings with other Networks and various ROR Working Groups. Our featured lunch speaker will be John Bacon (founder and CEO of iP2Biz LLC) on transitioning lean startup principles to large companies. We have two tour options this spring, one to visit the production floor of GE Appliance and Local Motors' FirstBuild and another to tour the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory!

This is an IRI members-only event. You may use on of the at-large registrations that come with your company's membership to attend, or the early registration fee is $595. The early registration deadline is Monday, February 15 at 5:00 pm EST. After this date, the cost to attend is $650. Registration includes meeting materials, breakfast, lunch, the welcome dinner on Monday evening, and transportation to and from the tour location.

Please contact Mallory Smith for assistance with hotel reservations.

The following Networks will meet in March:
External Technology (PDF iconAgenda)
Health, Safety & Environment (PDF iconAgenda)
Information Services/Information Technology (PDF iconAgenda)
Innovation Leaders (PDF iconAgenda)
Intellectual Asset Management (PDF iconAgenda)
New Business Development (PDF iconAgenda)

Networks-ROR Sessions Scheduled

All Networks and Boundariless Collaboration Research Team

An interactive session with attendees to address a real-world technical challenge faced by IRI members. IRI member companies were asked to submit their company’s problem in advance and at least one was chosen to be addressed. A representative from the selected company will attend to present the problem, and attendees will work to develop a creative solution, using a variety of methods developed by the Boundariless Collaboration team and their partner, Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Unit. It’s a great opportunity to put your expertise to use and network with R&D experts from a broad range of industries.

ROR Big Data + ISITN

ROR Sustainability Processes & Tools + HSEN, ILN and NBDN (separate sessions)


Health, Safety & Environment will have two workshops, presented by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet:

  • Combustible Dust
  • Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)