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Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

1300 Q Steet

Lincoln, NE 68508

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Talent, Technology, and The Future of Innovation

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

Are you prepared?

If you are not actively investing in innovation, you’re falling behind.

To grow and thrive you have to have the right innovation talent - Inside & Outside.

The IO Summit is the conference that brings 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.

Grab a ticket to:

  • Future-proof your organization

  • Accelerate your learning

  • Develop new innovation talent

  • Cultivate an innovator’s mindset

  • Gain knowledge & context to the shifting landscape of technology

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

  • Build Innovation as a Core Competency

The Smartest Way to Prepare for a Faster Future

  • Over 20 amazing keynote speakers and sessions focused on trends, best practices, skills, and insights for delivering innovation inside and outside the enterprise - See a sneak peek of the 2019 speaker lineup at theiosummit.com/speakers

  • 400+ attendees (enterprise leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, & community innovators)

  • VIP, Opening, & Closing Networking Parties

  • Curated matchmaking for startups, enterprises, and investors

  • Startup Showcase highlighting ~50 Seed/Series A startups

  • $25k LNK Launch Grant Competition

  • 2+ Immersive days of innovation and inspiration kicking off the beginning of Startup Week Lincoln

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

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.

For Startups Applying to Showcase at The IO Summit:

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. Apply at https://www.theiosummit.com/apply


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