Save the date for IDEA 2020: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Questrom School of Business!
The annual IDEA Conference is a one-day event for Boston-area students to explore innovation of every kind. Whether it’s through technology, social impact, or arts and culture, we empower all students to embrace their passions and use them to create meaningful impact.
From start to finish, attendees will be inspired by world-class innovators, engage with strategies and useful tools for developing new ideas, and connect with resources and people from across Boston University and beyond.
This event is generously sponsored by Lou Volpe, Questrom’78, Managing Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners.
Who should attend this conference?
+ IDEA 2020’s capacity is 340 attendees. It’s open to all current BU students, and a select number of tickets will be available to alumni, non-BU students, and community members. If you’re interested in attending, don’t hesitate to get your ticket when they go on sale on December 3, 2019!
+ A student who wants to know and learn innovation skills and how they can use them throughout their life and career.
+ A student who wants to create positive change and meaningful impact in their community.
+ A student who wants to start from scratch by learning how innovative ideas are generated.
+ A student who wants to explore different ways of transforming ideas into impact.
+ A student who wants to know how they can use their talents to contribute to an innovative team.
+ A student who needs inspiration as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.
+ A student who wants to connect with others both within and outside their discipline(s) to collaborate, connect, explore.
What will attendees experience during this conference?
+ Engaging workshops and exercises, including live case studies, group collaboration, and self-reflection.
+ Understanding the innovation process from diverse perspectives, stages, and industries.
+ Learning how different team members and roles contribute to the innovation process.
+ Time to relax, debrief, and reflect on learnings and exercises.
+ Opportunities to learn about and connect with innovation resources both at BU and in the community.
+ Multiple “Wow!” moments, and at least one “Ah hah” moment!
+Fuel and fun:
- Breakfast and lunch
- Swag and giveaways
- Music and creativity throughout the day
- An awesome keynote speech!
- What does it cost to attend? The IDEA 2019 Conference is $15-20. Student tickets are $15, and alumni, community member, and non-BU student tickets are $20. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
- I want to make an impact but I don’t think that’s through starting a business or startup. Is this conference right for me? Absolutely! The conference is perfect for students who are eager to explore innovative concepts, learn new skills, and get inspired to create impact in their own way whether it’s through enterprise, social impact, or the arts.