2020 78th Annual IA Summit in Memphis, TN

Opportunities at the Summit

Those who register at the Summit will receive a discount in Organizational Membership.  

Learn the many ways to harness the power of employee driven innovation!
Attend a Pre-Summit workshop:  Certified Administrator of Suggestion Systems  or the Basic Concepts of an Employee Suggestion Plan.
Learn from experts how innovation always wins!
Attend exciting and informative sessions that will ignite and motivate you.
Witness the power of winning ideas!
IA will recognize the best of the best ideas and innovation of U.S. and international individuals, teams, and organizations at the SEER Awards Luncheon and 2020 Awards Banquet.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2020 Summit. 


NOTE:  To register, please download the SUMMIT REGISTRATION FORM  (shown below) to  enter your information and and save a copy for your records. Then email your completed form to ia@ideas-america.org.  Click on PAY FOR REGISTRATION to submit your payment using your credit card and Stripe.com.   Or, if you prefer to pay using a check, send your completed Summit Registration and check payable to IdeasAmerica  to IdeasAmerica, P.O. Box 2863, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.  For instructions for paying using international wire transfer, please contact ia@ideas-america.org.

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2020 IA Summit

2020 Summit Preliminary Agenda

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Ideas..."Always on My Mind"

This year's Summit will be held in the home of rock and roll and will offer opportunities for you to network with global professionals whose companies have suggestion systems that truly do help their organizations rock!

Monday, September 21 (prior to official Summit opening)

Registration and Board of Directors' Meeting

Tuesday, September 22 (prior to official Summit opening)

Awards Judging

CASS Training

Basic Concepts Training

Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, September 23 (official Summit opening)

Breakfast

Welcome

Icebreaker

Session 1 (Marketing)

Break

Session 2 (Anatomy of an Idea)

Lunch with CASS and Basic Concepts certificate presentations

Session 3 (Continuous Improvement)

Break

Session 4 (Suggestion Systems Technology)

End of Day Announcements

OPTIONAL Social Activity:  Trip to World Famous Beale Street

Thursday, September 24 (official Summit second day)

Breakfast

IA Business Meeting

Group Exercise

Break

Session 5 (Motivational Speaker)

Lunch with Charity presentation and IA Benchmarking Awards

Announcements and Summit Closing

Reception with light refreshments and entertainment

Awards banquet

2019 Summit Highlights

Motivational Speaker

Motivational Speaker

Motivational Speaker

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Jose Flores is the Mindset Disruptor


Note: Click on Jose's image to learn more about the insights he will share to help us achieve more!

Selected Charity

Motivational Speaker

Motivational Speaker

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Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation is a Children’s Cancer Charity, Fund, and Foundation based in South Florida with children assisted in Miami, Broward County including Ft. Lauderdale.



Note: Click on the Foundation's image to learn more about how they assist children and their families!

2019 77th Annual Summit Activities in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

General Sessions

General Sessions

General Sessions

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Working with the IA Standards, attendees identified Best in Class suggestion systems and World Class employee involvement. 

General Sessions

General Sessions

General Sessions

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Using Legos and other available items, participants designed and developed a business product and enhanced teamwork to apply throughout the Summit.

General Sessions

General Sessions

General Sessions

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Jose Flores shared his winning ideas for establishing and maintaining an indispensable attitude to enhance organizational success.

General Session

Donation to Charity

General Sessions

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Blake Leaphart and Paula Croom of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions shared how they track cost savings used to sustain their program.

Panel Discussion

Donation to Charity

Donation to Charity

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The Panelists, L to R:  Mark Conti (ASAMA Coldwater Manufacturing),Khalid AlZarooni (Dubai Customs), Veronica Taylor (BMW Spartanburg), Joe Legge (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions),    Saleh Janeeh (DEWA), and Larry Truax (Grote Industries)

answered audience questions

Donation to Charity

Donation to Charity

Donation to Charity

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Each year, attendees provide donations to a local charity. This year, the Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation was the recipient of IA member support.

Sponsors

Thank you to Our Platinum Sponsor

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Dubai Electricity & Water Authority



Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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Savannah River Site

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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BMW

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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Harvest Table Buffet

Bronze Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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Grote Industries

Sponsors

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing

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Quality Bridge

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing

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4 Imprint

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing

Everlasting Impressions

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Everlasting Impressions

Everlasting Impressions

Everlasting Impressions

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Dolan and Associates

Everlasting Impressions

Dolan and Associates

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