2019 77th Annual IA Summit in Fort Lauderdale

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 2019 Awards Banquet.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 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.org.


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!

2018 76th Annual Summit Activities in Las Vegas

General Sessions


Simerjeet Singh (India) is a dynamic motivational speaker who has fueled    positive change for global                    audiences presented 2 engaging workshops.


General Sessions


Ed Bernacki (Canada) created the Idea Factory to help people and organizations develop their capacity to innovate.

General Sessions


Dr. Daniel Klein (Germany) 

Dr. Daniel Klein is head of corporate Idea Management at the BMW Group in Munich, Germany. 

General Session

Dave Sharpley (US) Asama Coldwater Manufacturing in Coldwater, MI manufacturing parts for Honda pass

Dave Sharpley (US) Asama Coldwater Manufacturing in Coldwater, MI manufacturing parts for Honda passenger vehicles. They are committed to continuous improvement for all areas, individuals, and teams. 

Panel Discussion


The Panelists, L to R:   Dave Sharpley (ASAMA Coldwater), Suzy Clark (BMW),    Saleh Janeeh (DEWA), Andrea Kelley (Harris Health Systems), and               David Dixon (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions) 

Answered audience questions

Donation to Charity


Each year, attendees provide donations to a local charity. This year, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation was the recipient of IA member support.