Events

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Innovation Conversations

We look for speakers that are steeped in the innovation realm who fit into the NIU mission. We try to have all Innovation Conversations on Thursdays from 3-4pm but will be flexible to accommodate a speaker’s schedule. To view our upcoming or past presentations click here.

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Catalytic Conversations

Our Catalytic Conversation events bring together people of different backgrounds with the aim of fostering collaborative innovation and sparking new working relationships. Join us for a fantastic networking opportunity featuring locally crafted beverages. For more information contact Bryan Flower.

Upcoming Innovation Events

Upcoming Innovation Conversations
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Past Innovation Conversations

Dr. Tao Xu

NIU Professor in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

We will be talking to Dr. Xu about the potential to create technology that influences the growing conditions for food by making sunlight more efficient for photosynthesis.

Thursday, February 10, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

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Rick McNary

VP of Strategic Partnerships, The Outreach Program

Rick will be talking about what regions can do and are doing to fight hunger, and how the food system plays a role.

Thursday, February 24, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

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Jennifer Hodgson

ECU Medical Family Therapy Professor

She will be speaking on evidence based integrated care.

Monday, March 7, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

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Olivia Lemberger

NIU Student, Inventor of the "Nurse Innovator Index"

We will be talking to Olivia about her research in the value and impact of nurse innovators, and her nurse innovator index.

Thursday, April 7, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

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