Program Agenda

The Innovation School

23 - 27 July 2017
OSA Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia United States

Program Agenda

SUNDAY – 23 July

18:00........Welcome Reception 

MONDAY – 24 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........Welcome + Meet the Mentors
10:00........Idea Generation + Recognition
11:00........Key Tools for Innovation
12:00........Lunch + Ideation Exercise
13:30........Idea Pitching + Team Formation
15:30........ Customer Discovery + Research (Part 1)
16:30........ Team Hypothesis Determination  + Strategy Building
18:30........Dinner + Leveraging Innovation as a Strategy, Alicia Remus, Nokia

TUESDAY – 25 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........ Customer Discovery + Research (Part 2)
10:00........ Customer Research + Evidence Gathering
12:00 .......Lunch
12:30........ Traveling Your Path, Amy Esklison,  Inrad Optics
13:30........ Customer Research + Evidence Gathering
15:00........Team Progress Updates #1
17:00........Team Feedback + Mentoring
18:00........Dinner
18:30........ Role of Innovation in Corporations of all Sizes, Peter Fendel, Thorlabs
19:30........Team Breakouts

WEDNESDAY – 26 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........ Experimentation through Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) + Prototypes
10:00........ Independent Team Work: MVP + Prototypes
12:00........Lunch
12:30........ From Start-Up to Acquisition, Martin Seifert, Entrepreneur
13:00........ Independent Team Work: MVP + Prototypes
15:00........Team Presentations + Feedback
17:00........ The Science, $, & Dilemma of Innovation, John Dexheimer, LightWave Advisors and Fred Leonberger, EOvation Advisers
18:30........Dinner
19:00........Innovation as a Career
20:00........Team Breakouts

THURSDAY – 27 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........Best Practices for the Perfect Pitch
10:00........Final Team Preparation + Rehearsal
12:00........Lunch
12:30........Final Pitches + Judging
14:30........ Importance of Diversity in Innovative Companies, Lora Allemeier, Ocean Optics
15:15........Pitch Panel Results
15:30........Closing Reception