INNOV8 returns to Lafayette on April 23 - KLFY News 10

INNOV8 returns to Lafayette on April 23


INNOV8 Lafayette will be held April 23 - 30 in Lafayette. The annual series of events showcases thought leaders and content experts through dozens of lectures, workshops and networking events.

Structured as a platform for entrepreneurs and the creative class to gather for inspiration, education and collaboration, INNOV8's events revolve around the spirit and process of innovation, and provide tools and tactics to help entrepreneurs succeed. From inspirational talks by best-selling authors and thinkers, to practical workshops by content experts, INNOV8 covers topics related to healthcare technology, manufacturing, architecture, regional planning, music and culinary arts, energy and film.

Best-selling author, Steven Berlin Johnson, will serve as the featured speaker at the INNOV8 2014 Keynote Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on April 29th at the CajunDome Convention Center. Johnson has written several books on progress and innovation, but his most popular work on innovation is the bestselling "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation."

Other speakers include: Doug Hall: Founder and chief executive officer at Innovation Engineering Institute, professional innovator, adjunct faculty member, academic researcher and best-selling author. Bryan Sivak: Chief technology officer for the US Health & Human Services, the founder of InQuira, a knowledge management software development company.

Key events include: CajunCodeFest 3.0, Innovation Engineering Executive Program, The Vault, Dealmakers Summit, Launch Hour for Makers and Manufacturers and several others.

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