Talent, Technology, & the Future of Innovation


Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

October 20-22 • Lincoln, NE

The Premier Conference for Innovators & Entrepreneurs


Talent, Technology, & the Future of Innovation


Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

October 20-22 • Lincoln, NE

The Premier Conference for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

The Premier Conference for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Are you prepared for what’s next?

Are you investing in innovation or are you falling behind?

Do you have the talent, skills, and mindset required for the new world of work?

The pace of change is accelerating. Business as usual is not an option.

The IO Summit will help you answer these questions and more — bringing together a community of talent with the skills, knowledge, and network needed to help you navigate the Future of Innovation.

Over 400 industry experts, enterprise leaders, & high-growth startups are coming together to provide insights and inspiration around the latest technologies, tools, & tactics for today’s innovator.

Join us to accelerate growth, launch new ideas, and become better prepared for a changing world.

Appearing at The IO Summit 2019

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The Smartest Way to Prepare for a Faster Future

  • Over 20 amazing keynote speakers from great companies such as AirBNB, Nike, Disney, Estee Lauder, and American Express to name a few, plus sessions focused on trends, best practices, skills, and insights for delivering innovation inside and outside the enterprise

  • 400+ attendees

  • VIP, Opening, & Closing Networking Parties

  • Curated matchmaking for startups, enterprises, and investors

  • Startup Showcase highlighting over 50 Seed/Series A startups

  • $25k LNK Launch Grant Competition

  • 2+ Immersive days of innovation and inspiration

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Accelerate Growth • Launch New Ideas • Compete in Today's Changing Marketplace

  • Future-proof your organization

  • Accelerate your learning

  • Develop new innovation talent

  • Cultivate an innovator’s mindset

  • Build an innovator’s skillset

  • Gain knowledge & context to the shifting landscape of technology

  • Expand your network of new people, new ideas, and new opportunities

  • Collaborate with startups and enterprise innovators

  • Build innovation as a core competency


Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

the right skills, tools, knowledge, and network to Make Innovation happen!

If you're an enterprise leader, entrepreneur, investor, or community innovator looking for a front-row seat to the latest thinking, tactics, and trends in innovation, don't miss this immersive event.

  • Learn how to better compete in the changing landscape of disruption and emerging technologies with a front-row seat to new innovation tools, techniques, and trends.

  • Build your capabilities to create a culture of learning, speed, and adaptability.

  • Grow through curated connections and collisions with leading experts, market leaders, and industry peers.

  • Upgrade your innovation toolkit.

  • Foster your creativity and curiosity.

  • Level-up your skills on customer validation, experimentation, design thinking, and lean startup techniques.

  • Engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models and new talent from around the world.

Companies in every industry are looking to innovate faster and more effectively - inside and outside the organization. The Summit is a way to speed up these collisions and connections.

For StartuPS

The IO Summit puts a spotlight on early-stage, high-growth startups and connects them to world-class investors, enterprises, mentors, and peers.

We are looking to select 50 Startups to be part of showcase this year. Startups selected to the Showcase will receive a FREE VIP ticket, exhibit space, Innovator Matching service, and an opportunity to apply to LaunchLNK’s $25k Grant Program.


At the center of the Summit is the Startup Showcase. The IO Summit will choose up to 50 startups from various industries (FinTech, InsuranceTech, MarketingTech, HRtech, SaaS, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and others) to apply to attend and showcase.

Startups chosen for the floor will have an opportunity to better engage corporate customers and partners, show off new technologies and meet and mix with fellow startup teams.

A rolling application process is being used, so we encourage teams to apply early.

Please click the link below to apply to the showcase:


In addition to the Showcase, startups attending have access to two days of keynote sessions to learn directly from other startup and corporate leaders. From moderated Table Talk sessions with peers to curated Matchmaking sessions with corporates and investors, startups will have access to unmatched opportunities. Don't miss out:

  • Find your next customer, pilot partner, or investor

  • Connect with leading industry mentors and experts

  • Learn from tactical training led by fellow founders and industry experts

  • Get introductions to corporate innovators and investors through targeted matchmaking and “speed-dating” sessions

  • Showcase your products/services to gain brand and market exposure

  • Compete for investment & LNK Launch Grant opportunities

Part of a startup, but don’t want to showcase? No problem. Grab a ticket to access all of the keynotes, sessions, networking, parties or just to walk the showcase floor.

For Business Leaders & Enterprise Teams

Business leaders and corporate teams won't want to miss the opportunity to learn the latest tools and techniques for accelerating innovation. 

Talk to industry experts and other innovative companies to better understand the latest trends and the methods for injecting innovation into larger organizations. Give your teams the necessary training to move faster and act bolder. Walk the Startup Showcase area to meet the teams building the latest technologies and services. Meet and engage directly with fellow movers, shakers, makers, and creators to learn first-hand what it's like to think, move and act at the speed of innovation.

  • Collaborate with other industries and corporate innovators

  • Find targeted technologies for your business strategy

  • Learn the latest tools for innovation & business model disruption

  • Accelerate speed to market, revenue streams, and investment opportunities

  • Gain efficient exposure to disruptive startups

  • Position your company as an industry leader for talent and growth

For Individuals / Investors / and other community Innovators

Attend to learn, engage, and connect with other innovators, investors and community leaders. Grab a ticket for access to all of the sessions (including keynotes, the Startup Showcase, and the Opening Night party and Innovators & Instigators Mixer). 

Learn about innovation trends, Lean Startup, and other innovation methodologies. Sessions will cover business model disruption, partnering with startups, fundraising, and more. 

Grab Your Tickets today!

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See you in Lincoln - October 20-22, 2019