September 12 , 2013

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September 17 Webcast: Materials Selection for Sustainable Design

September 26 Webcast: Successful Innovations: How Companies are Creatively Meeting the Need for Growth with New Products


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PDMA is bringing you a bonanza of professional development opportunities this fall. Register today and stay up-to-date on the latest product development practices.

Innovation Under Constraint: HQ Collaborate to Innovate : Cincinnati
Innovation Day: Chicago New Chapter Launch Event: Texas

*Check out our calendar to find a full listing of all upcoming PDMA events

Only Two Days Left to Save $400

Early Bird registration for PDMA's International Annual Conference, PIM 13, ends September 14th, so make sure to register today before the rates increase!

At PIM 13 you'll examine real-life innovation problems and discover new lessons as you pool resources amongst your peers. At our new Brains-On Interactive Sessions, each keynote will prepare a post-session activity so you can immediately drive the lessons home. These small-group working sessions are designed to give you invaluable feedback straight from the experts themselves. Read on and see who's featured in this year's Brain Trust.

Can't get company approval in two days? Register today to lock in the Early Bird rate, and you can pay with a company check later after receiving approval.

Are You Prepared to Win the Innovation Race?

Is your company engaged in development of new products and services, but unexcited about the results? You're not alone. A majority of new products fail within a few years of launching and drain the efficiency of the organization. It may be that your strategy is right, but the execution is flawed. We've got your solution.

This year’s “Innovation Day with Chicago PDMA” full-day conference explores the HOW of product development and will arm you with practical tools to keep your origination focused on the right opportunities and help you develop an innovation roadmap to exploit high value market opportunities. Attendees will see five different presentations and PDMA member and early-bird registrants have an exclusive opportunity to attend one of two workshops.

Collaborate to Innovate

The 2013 Cincinnati Innovation Summit is centered on the theme, “Collaborate to Innovate.” Speakers will share processes and best practices that will make you more effective when you collaborate both internally and externally to innovate!

A new feature has been added to this year’s conference: Access the Innovator’s Toolbox. There will be breakout sessions to equip you with tools to address innovation through:

  • Collaboration with Customers
  • Collaboration within Organizations
  • Collaboration across the Ecosystem

At the conference you will:

  • Learn how to collaborate for innovation success
  • Gain insights into the best practices from regional and global thought leaders
  • Connect with a diverse network of innovation peers

When it Comes to Innovation, How do You Stack Up?

Whether they’re simply talking the talk or actually walking the walk (yes, some folks are faking it), innovation is on the lips of everyone within Product Development. With breakthrough products, cutting edge technology, and new, highly efficient processes, innovation is everywhere within your company. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself: how mature is our innovation program and what steps can we take to elevate our game?

This fast-paced and highly engaging session will:

  • Ask participants to gaze into the innovation mirror in the areas of strategy, people, processes, and tools,
  • Help them determine how they rank in Planview newly launched Innovation Maturity Model,
  • Provide feedback on how they compare to the competition with a sneak peak at the 4th Product Development Benchmark Survey, and
  • Offer practical, implementable next steps to take back to the office to move innovation to the next level in your company.

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