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Learn – Share – Network

October 25th-26th, 2018 - Boulder, Colorado

The event dedicated to innovation managers in the U.S.

Every year, HYPE organizes a large annual forum in Bonn, Germany, where we have our European Headquarters. 
This year, for the first time , we're proud to announce our first annual forum at our U.S. headquarters:
 INNOVATE 2018 Boulder 

During two days packed with presentations, workshops, and roundtables, participants will learn from each other's experiences and share their successes and failures. Attendees will leave feeling energized with insights and deeper connections to those working as innovation practitioners.


Sandra Fernholz

Sandra Fernholz

Manager North America

Stan Heuvink

Stan Heuvink

Director Innovation Enablement at HERE Technologies

Jillian Bejtlich from BAE Systems

Jillian Bejtlich

CI Innovation Program Manager
at BAE Systems

Keelan McCoole

Keelan McCoole

Data Analyst & Metrics Specialist
at BAE Systems

Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer Dunn

Director of Customer Success
at HYPE Innovation

Colin Nelson

Colin Nelson

Director of EIC
at HYPE Innovation

Enno Scholz, CEO of HYPE Innovation

Enno Scholz

CEO & Co-Founder
at HYPE Innovation

Melani Roberson from UC San Diego

Melani Roberson

Innovation Program Manager
at UC San Diego

Allorah Pradenas

Allorah Pradenas

Managing Director of Operational Strategic Initiatives
at UC San Diego

Ethel Garnier

Ethel Garnier-Amblard

R&D Manager, New Product Development
at Koch Ag & Energy Solutions

Lauren Miller from CommScope

Lauren Miller

Director of Global Innovation
at CommScope

Todd Morgenstern

Todd Morgenstern

Engineering Manager
at CommScope

Agenda - October 25th & 26th
More details to come soon

October 25th - Optional*

10:00AM 11:30AM Guided tourMore details below

October 25th

1:30PM 2:00PM Registration
2:00PM 2:10PM Welcome Sandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
2:10PM 2:40PM Innovating With Suppliers & CustomersJennifer Dunn & Colin Nelson, HYPE Innovation
2:40PM 3:20PM How To Accelerate Your Innovation Program Stan Heuvink, HERE Technologies
3:20PM 3:50PM Coffee Break
3:50PM 4:30PM Measuring What Matters - How To Be an Einstein Around Your Data Jillian Bejtlich, BAE Systems
4:30PM 6:00PM Roundtables - 2 rounds of 40 min each1. The Different Types of Sponsors & How To Work With Them - Stan Heuvink, HERE
2. Making Sense of Metrics - Jillian Bejtlich, BAE Systems
3. What Is It Like To Be an Innovation Team Member? Ambiguity, Politics and Failed Attempts, Oh My! - Jennifer Dunn, HYPE
4. Open Innovation Roadmap - Colin Nelson, HYPE
6:30PM Get-Together Dinner Cocktails, dinner, and party

October 26th

9:00AM 9:05AM Introduction Sandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
9:05AM 9:45AM Keynote Enno Scholz, HYPE Innovation
9:45AM 10:25AM Knowing Your Audience Melani Roberson, UC San Diego
10:25AM 10:55AM Coffee Break
10:55AM 11:35AM Cultivating Innovation Through Big Challenges or Small CampaignsLauren Miller and Todd Morgenstern, CommScope
11:35AM 12:15PM Advancing Innovation Through Internal versus External CrowdsourcingEthel Garnier-Amblard, Koch
12:15PM 1:25Pm Lunch Break
1:25PM 1:40PM Energizer Sandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
1:40PM 3:15PM Workshops 1. Liberating Structures - Melani Roberson & Allorah Pradenas
2. Evaluations and Beyond: Now That We Have Ideas What Do We Do? - Jennifer Dunn, HYPE
3:15PM 3:45PM Coffee Break
3:45PM 4:00PM Wrap-Up & Take-Aways Sandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
4:00PM 5:00PM Meetings Optional Appointments with HYPE Members

*Optional activity on October 25th

Some of you may arrive already on October 24th, and because Boulder is such a great place we are delighted to welcome you to, we would like to offer you  a nice optional add-on to the actual forum's agenda from 10AM to 11:30AM.


Colorado Chautauqua Association’s archivists have organized for us a special tour to learn about the history of the Chautauqua Movement and the Colorado Chautauqua while exploring the park. The archive collection at the Colorado Chautauqua contains thousands of historic records dating back to the inception of the chautauqua in 1898. The archivists will share with you information on buildings and grounds and organization operations while visiting the park.


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Note that if we offer the tour for free, as it is an optional activity and as the forum officially start at 1:30PM, no lunch is planned that day. Nevertheless, you will have plenty of time to have a nice lunch on your own or with others participants between 11:30AM and 1:30PM.



Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program


Learn blueprints for success from experienced innovators


Share your experience with others


Enjoy an intimate setting for honest discussion


Build relationships with your fellow innovation professionals


Develop yourself as an expert in your field


It's a party too! Have fun, learn lots, enjoy


Free swag, drinks, and food at a fabulous location

Venue and Lodging

Located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark offers a fantastic place to host our event in a great natural and preserved environment. We've decided to offer you a unique experience by joining us there.

The meetings will be held at the Community House in the Grand Assembly, Meadows, and Rocky Mountain Climbers's Club rooms.




We propose a special lodging package for an individual cottage, from Oct 24th to 26th, at $430 ($190/room/night + taxes).
This option can be selected in the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Cottages in Chautauqua, Colorado



Full pass: $610
The full pass includes the two days of conference, the materials from the presentations,
the optional guided tour, snacks on both days, the get-together dinner, lunch on the second day 
and two nights at Chautauqua in an individual cottage.

Conference fee: $180
This includes the two days of conference, the materials from the presentations, 
the optional guided tour, snacks on both days, the get-together dinner, and lunch on the second day.
Warning: Please book your own hotel room.


Cancellation policy

If you can't come, please let us know before July 15, 2018, and you will be fully refunded.
Cancellations after July 15, 2018 won't be refunded and registration fee will be due if payment has not been done yet.


"As a new HYPE user and first-time attendee of their annual European flagship event, I can attest the HYPE INNOVATE 2018 Bonn Forum provided international innovation champions like me a high-energy, well-thought-out conference experience that featured a wide range of presenters sharing informative content that successfully provoked and inspired innovation in fresh and interesting ways.

Real-world success stories and lessons learned, along with networking opportunities and meaningful candid conversations with HYPE representatives and like-minded users from diverse global industries, made this an invaluable investment of my time and energy as an innovation manager.

The spirited hospitality of the HYPE team made every attendee feel like more than just a client. This crowd of innovation management “lone wolves” quickly became one big innovation community openly sharing and learning—and ready to change the world one HYPE campaign at a time!"


Lauren Miller
Director of Global Innovation, CommScope


"I attended the 2018 HYPE Annual User Forum in Bonn. It was a well-run user conference with lots of opportunities to meet other professionals driving innovation at their respective companies. The event featured various user presentations that offered insightful experiences and valuable advice on how to overcome a broad range of challenges. The side conversations during breaks and evening events, as well as the new connections made, were just as valuable as the forum's content.

While there were quite a few people from HYPE present, there was no selling effort whatsoever. Their entire focus was on connecting us, the users – something I really appreciated. Also, I got to meet with key product influencers and suggested various SW improvements – and they took their time to really listen.

Overall, I feel the user forum was an excellent event, well worth my time and (travel) effort; and I do recommend to other innovation drivers to consider attending."


Hans Klein
Sr. VP, Fellow, Analog CTO, Cypress Semiconductor

Hans Klein from Cypress Semiconductor