2nd Annual Authors & Innovators Business Ideas Festival


Wellesley College Club
727 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
United States

Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 4:45pm to Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11:30am

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Two days of ideas, insights, and conversation. Featuring innovation-themed demos, panels, presentations, discussions, and networking. 

PANEL 1: Are YOU 21st Century Ready? Stepping beyond your comfort zone
Friday, Oct. 26 / 8:30 am

In an ideal world, everything would come naturally to us, especially at work and in business.  Now, more than ever, this isn’t the case.  

Advances in 21st century technology and innovation require that we become lifelong learners…..perhaps, most importantly, about ourselves.  Explore the challenges of reaching beyond what’s comfortable to take the plunge into the 21st century economy.


PANEL 2: Today's Transforming Workforce 
Friday, Oct. 26 / 9:45 am

The fast-changing demographic landscape of the 21st century demands that innovative companies embrace diverse thinking in all areas of operation.

The workplace of the future requires new skills, differentiated training, and a new understanding of how work shapes identity and belonging.  Successful businesses must attract and retain the best workforce and foster an engaged workplace to maintain a competitive edge.


PANEL 3: Innovation as the Strategy of the Future
Friday, Oct. 26 / 10:45am 

Innovation is fundamentally transforming business in every sector, in every market, every day. 
Building an innovative company today means understanding and deciding how to use technology in nearly every aspect of business.  From value creation to employee satisfaction, innovators must understand what today’s new technology advances mean for connecting a global team, scaling a business, finding investors, and overall planning for the future.