2019 American Innovation Conference

October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

2:00 pm To 6:00 pm

140 West 62nd Street McNally Amphitheatre, New York, NY 10023



    Event Description


    The American Innovation Conference is dedicated to sharing, collaborating, and celebrating customer-focused innovation and its impact on company success. Companies that are perceived to be innovative by their customers are more attractive, enjoy higher loyalty, and are ultimately more successful than companies that lag in innovativeness.

    Join us to hear success stories and lessons learned from the most innovative companies in America, as well as insights from the authors of the American Innovation Index. There will be an opportunity to talk to Innovation Leaders in all sectors at the celebratory reception following an awards presentation. Last year’s speakers and attendees included many award winners, such as:

    Learn more from the authors of the American Innovation Index

    The conference is designed to ensure you come away with ideas for driving your company’s innovation strategy that will be applauded by your customers.

     Conference Schedule

     2:00pm – 2:15pm – Welcome

     Donna Rapaccioli, Dean, Gabelli School of Business

     Lerzan Aksoy, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies,
     Gabelli School of Business

     2:15pm – 3:00pm – Keynote Speech

     Tor Andreassen, Professor of Innovation, Director of Center for Service Innovation (CSI) and Founder of the Norwegian Innovation Index, Norwegian School of Economics

     3:00pm – 3:15pm – Coffee Break

     3:15pm – 3:30pm – American Innovation Index

     Gina Woodall

     President, Rockbridge Associates

     3:30pm – 4:30pm – American Innovation Index Success Stories

     Featuring IKEA, John Deere and others — Panel Moderated by Lerzan Aksoy

    4:30pm – 6:00pm – Awards Ceremony & Celebratory Reception

    Who Should Attend? 

    Anyone with an interest in learning more about improving customer-focused innovativeness of companies, including students, faculty, executives and management in innovation strategy, branding and marketing. 


    Hudson Hotel: 358 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019. 
    Call hotel to ask for the ‘Fordham Rate’
    Empire Hotel
    : 44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023 
    Call hotel to ask for the ‘Fordham Rate’

    General Inquiries:

    Please email Lerzan Aksoy, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Marketing, for any questions, comments or press inquiries.


    Fordham | Gabelli School of Business | Marketing Area

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