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.
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.
Past Innovation Conversations
Dr. Tao XuNIU 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 - 4:00pmVirtual Event
Rick McNaryVP 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 - 4:00pmVirtual Event
Jennifer HodgsonECU Medical Family Therapy Professor
She will be speaking on evidence based integrated care.
Monday, March 7, 3:00 - 4:00pmVirtual Event
Olivia LembergerNIU 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 - 4:00pmVirtual Event