2010 FEI US The 8 Annual Front End of Innovation Conference will take place May 3-5, 2010 in the Boston World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel. The conference is all about interaction; about changing, being and creating the conversation as opposed to merely joining it. The parallel session in the afternoon combine critical innovation themes with unique, participatory sessions.
For 2010, IIR continues its conference format innovation course. Each key theme has been matched with a keynote charged with setting the stage for a specific focus area. Each keynote is ten followed by unique 45 minute break outs identified as REED sessions: Research, Explore, Experiment, and Discuss Rooms. For example, in the "Success Through Synergy" theme, there is a keynote on The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki. After the keynote, four parallel REED sessions follow - each embracing a different learning format. The learning formats are named as fire starters (story telling), fishbowls (participant rotation), champions (practitioners who act as catalysts for change), and conversations (interactive facilitated sessions). The attendee picks one of which the content-format combination entices her the most.