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Learn – Share – Network

October 16-17, 2019 - Boulder, Colorado

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

After celebrating the 10th anniversary of INNOVATE Bonn in Germany, the home of our European Headquarters,  
 we're proud to announce the second edition of INNOVATE Boulder at our U.S. headquarters!


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

Hans Klein

Hans Klein

Sr. VP, Fellow, Analog CTO
at Cypress Semiconductor

John Shilstone

John Shilstone

Director, Employee-Driven Excellence at Entergy

Katherine Hills

Katherine Hills

Sr Director of Communications
at UC Irvine

Stephen Whelan

Stephen Whelan

Executive Director, People Services at UC Irvine

Michael Kaufman from PwC

Michael Kaufman

Strategic Innovation & Technology at PwC

David willetts

David Willetts

Commercial Director / Head of Innovation at Baxi Genuine Parts   

Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer Dunn

Director of Customer Success
at HYPE Innovation

Colin Nelson

Colin Nelson

Director of EIC
at HYPE Innovation

Frank Henningsen, Co-Founder of HYPE Innovation

Frank Henningsen

CTO and  Co-Founder
of HYPE Innovation

Agenda - October 16 & 17
More details to come

October 16

8:30AM 9:00AM Registration
9:00AM 9:10AM Welcome Sandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
9:10AM 9:50AM EnergizerSandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
9:50AM 10:30AM Client's presentationHans Klein, Cypress Semiconductor
10:30AM 11:10AM Coffee Break
11:10AM 11:50AM Client's presentationJohn Shilstone, Entergy
11:50AM 12:30PM Client's presentationKatherine Hills and Stephen Whelan, UC Irvine
12:30PM 2:00PM Networking lunch
2:00PM 4:00PM Breaktout sessionsTBA
4:00PM 4:30PM Coffee break
4:30PM 5:00PM EIC PresentationJennifer Dunn, HYPE Innovation
5:00PM 6:00PM Optional 1:1 Meetings
6:30PM Dinner and activities

October 17

9:30AM 10:00AM Introduction and SupriseSandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
10:00AM 10:40AM Client's presentationMichael Kaufman, PwC
10:40AM 11:20AM Client's presentationTBA
11:20AM 12:00PM Coffee Break
12:00PM 1:00PM HYPE Product RoadmapEnno Scholz, HYPE Innovation
1:00PM 2:00PM Networking Lunch
2:00PM 4:00PM Breakout sessionsMore details to come soon
4:00PM 4:15PM Wrap-Up & Take-Aways Sandra Fernholz, HYPE Innovation
4:15PM 6:00PM Optional 1:1 Meetings


The networking part of our events,  as well as the open atmosphere, is a signature part of our forums. The agenda is punctuated with several breaks and networking evenings to ensure you have multiple opportunities to talk to everyone and exchange directly with the other participants about your best practices and lessons learned. Our networking evenings include: 

Tuesday, Oct. 15: The night before the official start of the forum, we like to bring everyone together for a get-together dinner. Gathering in this informal way gives participants a chance to break the ice, get to know the other participants, and feel comfortable with the entire audience before the forum. This dinner is included in your ticket.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: On the second evening, participants will enjoy another dinner with some fun activities in order to relax after a full day of presentations and breakout sessions. The location will also be announced later, and this dinner is also included in your ticket.



Thursday, Oct. 17: If you choose to stay in Boulder Thursday evening, we invite you to join us for an optional, informal dinner. The location will also be announced later. This dinner is not included in your ticket.


For the first time, we will also offer an app for you to manage your schedule, interact with participants, ask speakers questions, and book meetings with attendees and/or HYPE team members.



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 right in the center of the city of Boulder, the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery offers a unique venue to host our forum in an inspiring and modern environment. Like last year, providing a unique environment to learn, share, and network is a top priority. No boring conference rooms for us!






The registration fee doesn't include your accommodations that you have to book on your own.
We have listed below some hotels nearby the venue hosting the forum:


Hotel Boulderado
B2B rate available by  calling directly the hotel and mentioning your are attending HYPE Innovation forum. Rate may vary.


Hilton Garden Inn Boulder

Special rate at $179/night from Oct.15 to 18 - Click here


Embassy Suites by Hilton

Special rate at $199/night from Oct.15 to 18 - Click here


HYATT Place Boulder
Boulder Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder



Regular Registration Rate: $250
Additional offer: Register two people from the same company and get a third ticket free!

Cancellation policy: If you unfortunately have to cancel, please let us know before June 30th, 2019 
and you will receive a full refund.
Cancellations after June 30th, 2019 won't be refunded and registration fee is due.