OCTOBER 9, 2018

Welcome Reception

Join us for pre-conference mixing and mingling at Monroe as we welcome Synthesize attendees to the City by the Bay. Begin to experience the power of our innovation community and get to know the extended Brightidea team.

Drinks at Reception
Drinks with Friends at Reception
Welcome Reception Party
Drinks with Friends at Reception
OCTOBER 10, 2018

Conference Day at SFMOMA

We kick off Day 1 with a keynote on the evolution of innovation, followed by speakers from Clorox, GM, and Unisys, who will share stories of triumphs and setbacks from their innovation journeys. We’ll also unveil new apps and features of our Brightidea Innovation Cloud 2.0.

Josh Mook and Matt Greeley - Synthesize
Cameron Ackbury and Award Winner - Synthesize
Conference Day Genevieve Wang


8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM
Theater Doors Open
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Client Presentations
12:30 PM
Networking Lunch
2:00 PM
Client Presentation
3:00 PM
Innovation Awards
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Brightidea Innovation Cloud 2.0 Release
4:50 PM
Closing Comments
Timings subject to change
OCTOBER 10, 2018

Roaring 20s Party

We close out the day by toasting the New Golden Age of Innovation to come, at our Roaring 20s costume and cocktails bash. Fancy yourself a flapper? Or how about a newsboy? Whether you don a feathered tiara or sport a fedora, you’ll party with new friends and the Brightidea team at a secret venue announced the day of.

Synthesize 1920s Collage

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Breakout Sessions Day at Le Méridien

Day 2 of Synthesize explores new frontiers of corporate innovation through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and case studies. Industry experts discuss best practices for business plans and success kits, measuring business impact, culture and engagement strategies, external innovation ecosystems, design thinking, incubators, and more.

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8:30 AM
Check-in and Breakfast
9:15 AM
Opening Remarks
9:30 AM
Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions
11:45 AM
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
4:30 PM
Workshop Question - Synthesize
Workshop Presentation - Synthesize