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Top 5 Innovation Conferences to Attend this Fall

Chalk full of technology trends, thought-provoking insights and unique networking opportunities, innovation conferences can be one of the best ways for any innovator to inspired.

Here’s a look at 5 of the top innovation conferences we think you should check out this fall:

  1. Future Festival (October 1-3) Toronto, Canada

Billed as a place for the world’s top innovators to prototype their future, this three-day conference hosted by Trend Hunter features engaging presentations, personalized innovation assessments and one-on-one consultations—plus the opportunity to engage in the same workshops that NASA used to prototype its mission to Mars. This conference will inspire you with next-level trends and consumer insights that will help you accelerate your future innovations. Plus, if you can’t make it to the main event, Future Festival is hosting one-day super sessions in other locations throughout the year.

  1. Harvest Summit (October 17-19) Sonoma County, CA

Break out of industry silos and collaborate with a diverse group of leaders in technology, media, entertainment, food, wine and agriculture—all at one of the most beautiful places on the planet. This summit aims to facilitate the cross-pollination of inspiring ideas and a continuous exchange of transferable insights in order to spark innovation that can change the world. Joining innovators and influencers together with chefs, winemakers and artisans to discuss everything from raising capital, igniting transformational change and making a social impact, this inspirational one-day conference will leave both your stomach and mind full and happy.

  1. Impact (October 23-24) San Francisco, CA

If you’re not into high level presentations and want to dig right in, Impact focuses on off-the-record interactive whiteboard sessions and workshops powered by industry leaders and conference peers over a 2-day period. Impact is a sound choice for corporate innovators who want concrete takeaways like templates and member-contributed tools instead of only notes.

  1. Fast Company Innovation Festival (November 4-6) New York, NY

The Fast Company Innovation Festival features a full slate of talks by big-name speakers, immersive hands-on workshops and Fast Tracks field trips—intimate, behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most dynamic companies in NYC. The flexible format of this week-long conference allows attendees to craft their own inspiring agendas, mixing creativity, design, leadership, social good, tech and more for a uniquely customized experience.

  1. Back End of Innovation (November 5-7, 2019) Las Vegas, NV

The Back End of Innovation (BEI) conference is THE event that Innovation, R&D, and Product Development executives rely on as their annual best-practice roadmap. Ensure your corporate innovation team turns ideas into dollars, every time.  BEI also delivers the most amazing learning experiences to get you outside the innovation conference venue and behind the scenes at the hottest Vegas Innovation Labs.

So, which of these innovation conferences sounds the most inspirational to you?