Day of Innovation 2018 Agenda

Morning Schedule

7:30 AM
8:00 AM

KEYNOTE: Christian Cotichini, HeroX: Leveraging the crowd through open-innovation and incentive challenges.

9:00 AM

Established in 2011, the Indiana Innovation Awards are the only broad-based innovation awards focused on Indiana. The awards seek to recognize those individuals and organizations who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state. Learn more at

10:20 AM

Choose two different 60-minute sessions from four tracks or attend one of our 2-hour deep dives, 60-minute sessions start at 10:20 and 11:55.


Innovation 101
How to be successful with innovation even if it’s not your day job.

1-Hour Lean Innovation Crash Course

Discovering Your Innovation Sweet Spot

Disrupt that Synergy: Jargon as a Barrier to Innovation

Corporate Incubators


Innovation Starts with Hello
Start conversations that uncover insights.

Whiskey Journey: Mapping Behaviors to Design Growth

CX Mapping for Innovative Leaders

If You Love Something Let it Go

Leveraging Research to Innovate


Leadership and the Human Dynamics of Innovation
The “3D” Strengths

Brain-Based Leadership to Improve Culture

Corporate Incubators & Venture Programs

Positive Disruption

Innovation for the Greater Good


Innovation Engineering Strategy Activation

55/5 Rule to Solution-Based Innovation

Charting Through the Innovation Minefield

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Connecting Innovation to Community Change

Afternoon Schedule

12:45 PM
1:30 PM

Cultivate a Creative Mindset: Enjoy a highly interactive (and fun!) session focused on providing participants with tools to cultivate a more playful mindset.

2:45 PM

HEADLINE KEYNOTE: Chris Denson, Innovation Crush – Six Degrees of Separation: Denson will explore topics ranging from biohacking to social memes, virtual reality, mobile design thinking, and more to show that there are a myriad of ways innovators can connect to how consumers connect tot he things they love most.

4:30 PM

Day of Innovation 2018 Venue: Clowes Hall, Butler University

Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities.

Butler University is recognized as the Most Innovative School among Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges.

Butler University is located on 295 acres on the north side of Indianapolis. The campus is easily accessible by car from many Midwestern metropolitan areas.

Day of Innovation will take place throughout campus with activities in Clowes Hall. View a CAMPUS MAP.

Clowes Hall

Clowes Memorial Hall is the anchor of the Butler Arts Center. With 2,123 seats and a more than 53 year history, the venue remains Indiana’s most versatile and professional performance space, having welcomed the world’s greatest talent and personalities—a star-studded list that includes Maya Angelou, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis and Sir Elton John.

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