The Innovator's Journey: Inspiring and Creating Your Own Story of Innovation

In this one-day, immersive, interactive and fun session, you will hear from the innovators themselves, who are asked to open up their minds, reach back through their journey as a child and adult and share their stories that allowed them to be who they are, how they innovated and when the environment and system shut them down. This discovery will help attendees learn techniques to find, vet, hire and unleash the innovators that can better allow their companies to thrive, be relevant and stand out among today's common marketplace.

We will host some of the most innovative people from Northeast Ohio, as well as aspiring innovators from the region to join us for a day of connecting, story-telling, learning, inspiration and action.

Guests include:




8:00 a.m.- 8:50 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Morning Session

12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Lunch

12:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Afternoon Session One

2:50 p.m. -3:10 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session Two

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception

Presented by Stephen Brand

Stephen Brand, who earned a Doctorate of Management from Weatherhead, is an educational and business innovator who has worked with some of the most groundbreaking thinkers of our time. As a professor he seeks to curate learning experiences that immerse learners in content where new ideas emerge and action follows insights.  

As a consultant and coach, he has worked in corporate, small business, and nonprofit sectors to help organizations identify their own future, based on existing or aspirational assets and also helps them design and craft work environments and policies that welcome, support and unlock innovation at all levels.


think[box], Richey Mixon Building
11201 Cedar Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106


Additional parking is available in the Veale Parking Garage, Lot 53, located at 2158 Adelbert Rd. The guest entrance to the garage is on the lower level, by the wind turbine.