The BIF Summit has earned its reputation as THE place to get connected. Join us for two days of unforgettable storytelling about what it takes to drive change.
Videos recorded live at the 2011 BIF-7 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI are now online! Here's a small sample from this inspiring collection.
|Business Innovation Factory||Amy Robinson, Sterling Health|
|31 (More) Days of #BIF7 - Day 12 - Mari Kuraishi||Ravenweb Blog|
|Tell Me Another One: More Stories from the Business Innovation Factory||John O. Harney, New England Board of Higher Education|
|31 (More) Days of #BIF7 - Day 11 - Umair Haque||Ravenweb Blog|
|Providential RCUS at BIF-7||Deborah Mills Scofield, Forbes|
|Kindergarten is Bad for Innovation||Jeffrey Phillips, Innovation Excellence|
|Connect-Inspire-Transform Well Lived||Deborah Mills Scofield, Forbes|
|The De-education of Len Schlesinger BIF 7||Marty Baker, Creativity Central|
|A new sense of purpose – BIF7 recap||Mel Lim|
|...just as long as it's NOT boring||Eric Patrick Marr|
|Sandra M. Maxey||Sandra M. Maxey, SM2|
|Revitalizing communities by changing the questions we ask||Beth Perdue, The New England Business Bulletin|
|Three Innovation Lessons from WD-40||Helen Walters, Doblin, Monitor Group|
|My BIF Pledge||Ravenweb Blog|
|That’s Intriguing #67: Innovative EBIFanies from BIF-7: "Focus on What’s Strong; Not What’s Wrong"||Sam Horn|
|The heart of the story. Mari Kuraishi at BIF 7||Marty Baker, Creativity Central|
|What Makes a Good Collaborative Leader?||Andrea Meyer, Collaborative Innovation|
|Disrupting the Conference Business||Helen Walters, Doblin, Monitor Group|
|Breaking the Rules to Create a Bestseller||Andrea Meyer, Working Knowledge|
|The age of engagement. More adventures at BIF7.||Marty Baker, Creativity Central|
|Stephanie Ewens' BIF-7 Photostream||Stephanie Ewens|
|Jeschnotes' BIF-7 Illustrated Notes (Day 1)||Jessica Esch|
|Jeschnotes' BIF-7 Illustrated Notes (Day 2)||Jessica Esch|
|John Werner's BIF-7 Photos||John Werner|
|Amanda Fenton's Mind Maps from BIF-7||Amanda Fenton|
|Business Innovation Factory (BIF-7) – Day One Recap||Jeffrey Phillips, Innovation Excellence|
|Are U.S. Entrepreneurs Misunderstood?||Teresa Novellino|
|Business Innovation Factory – 7 #BIF7 – Live blogging Sept 21||Drew Marshall|
|Power of Inquiry Surfaces at BIF Summit||axiomnews|
|For Innovation, Don't Round up the Usual Suspects||Deborah Mills Scofield, Forbes|
|The Unusuals Innovate!||Deborah Mills Scofield, Forbes|
|Colliding Towards Innovation||Deborah Mills Scofield, Forbes|
|Conversations to Lead Transformation||Stuart Miniman, Wikibon|
|The adjacent possible. Adventures at BIF7 Part I||Marty Baker, Creativity Central|
|BIF 7 Notes||Zachary Spencer|
BIF-7 is all about sharing stories. The BIF-7 Summit stories book features narrative profiles on each of this year's storytellers. Read it online. Share it with friends.
Two days. Thirty storytellers. Over 400 innovators, troublemakers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and transformation artists.
BIF-7 is a national gathering of amazing people who are driven by their passion, creativity, and smarts to create value in entirely new ways. Believing in the power of stories to change the world, the BIF Summit is a storytelling jam, peppered with tales of personal discovery, innovation, and transformation -- from Daniel Pink to Umair Haque, from Mallika Chopra to John Hagel. At BIF-7, you will hear from, connect with, and be surrounded by artists, architects, and even an alpinist. You will find educators, entrepreneurs, and evangelists.
Now in its seventh year, the BIF Summit has earned it reputation as "one of the top 7 places to watch great minds in action" (according to Mashable). The summit provides participants with the space to be curious and crazy, get inspired, and collide with unusual collaborators. A shoe designer learns innovation processes from a car designer. A police officer teaches a business guru about transforming industries. Last year, 350 participants came from over 150 different companies; 80 percent were CEOs, presidents, founders, or senior leaders within their organizations. 20 percent will be.
New to the BIF Summit? Check out a few of our favorite stories from the last six years.
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