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.  If applicable, enter the appropriate coupon code (found on the Coupon Code page on this website) in the space provided and click apply.  This will give you the correct discount. 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.or20


2019 IA Summit

2019 Summit Highlights

Motivational Speaker


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


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


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

General Sessions


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

General Sessions


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

General Session


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

Panel Discussion


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


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.


Thank you to Our Platinum Sponsor


Dubai Electricity & Water Authority


Silver Sponsor


Savannah River Site

Silver Sponsor



Silver Sponsor


Harvest Table Buffet

Bronze Sponsor


Grote Industries


Asama Coldwater Manufacturing


Quality Bridge


4 Imprint


Everlasting Impressions


Dolan and Associates