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Network Innovation Summit2020-02-12T18:16:52-07:00
The Network
Innovation Summit

Denver, CO | May 18, 2020

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The inaugural Network Innovation Summit (NIS) is a 1-day event to tackle questions on the Future of Networks related to values, ethics, social justice, regulation, and opportunities. You will experience a “design sprint” style day to dig in on problems and solutions. NIS brings together big thinkers, network enthusiasts, and innovative practitioners to articulate problems, engage in systems thinking, and iterate on solutions that an increasingly networked society presents.

Don’t Wait: Early Bird Registration Rate ends Feb 29th!  

Networks are the answer...right? In an increasingly connected world, networks have huge potential, and possible pitfalls. This is the space to design the Future of Networks.

Join big thinkers, network enthusiasts, and innovative practitioners and spend the day implementing a design sprint to consider big questions, define the problem space, and iterate on solutions. At NIS, we are centering questions of value, ethics, big data, accountability, and innovation as a means to foster learning, generate inspiration, and evoke wonder. Our goal is to provoke authentic conversations that push the limits of what it means to have an increasingly connected society.

Meet our NIS Speakers

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Shreya Nallapati
Founder & Executive Director,
#NeverAgainTech
Dr. Soma Saha
Dr. Soma Saha
Executive Lead,
100 Million Healthier Lives
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Dr. Charles Rutheiser
Senior Associate in the Annie E Casey Foundation's Center for Civic Sites and Community Change
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Rachel Beisel
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer,
Cable Labs
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Emily Lockwood
Senior Program Officer,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Dr. Danielle Varda
CEO & Founder, Visible Network Labs,
Co-Director, CU Denver Center on Network Science
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2020 NIS Schedule

More details to come soon!

Dr. Danielle Varda will challenge the status quo by asking “Networks are the Answers…Right?”

Dr. Charles Rutheiser will lead the day with the big questions that will guide the rest of the day’s sessions.

Join thought leaders from tech, data science, and community building to frame why we cannot wait another day to address the Future of Networks.

Deep dives into how the big questions presented in the morning apply to Health, Education, Philanthropy, and Rural Communities.

You won’t want to miss this inspiring talk by Shreya Nallapati, Founder of #NeverAgainTech on how she turned the impossible into a network of innovative solutions to address the problems of school shooting head on.

Break into small groups for a fast-paced hackathon style workspace to iterate on potential solutions to the big questions presented early in the day. Pitch your ideas to a panel of judges and go home with a prize for innovative ideas.

More details to come soon!

Join the entire Network Leadership community as the NIS and NLTA merge to celebrate our inner network geekiness…and hear who won the NIS pitch competition!

Hotel & Travel Information

The Network Innovation Summit will be held at the Tivoli Building on the Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 240, Denver, CO. There are numerous bus and light rail routes that bring you to Union Station, a 5-10 minute walk from the campus. There is also daily parking available in campus lots. 

Denver is served by Denver International Airport. The A Line provides commuter rail services to downtown Union Station for $10. Uber or Lyft rides are available for $30-$60 depending on conditions. 

We have confirmed rooms at a pre-arranged Conference Rate at the following Hotels. 

Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown

333 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 | 720-428-8818

$199.00/night

Courtyard Denver Downtown

934 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202 | 303-260-4739

$209.00/night

The Westin Denver

1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202 | 303-572-9100

$395.00/night

Past Training Testimonials

  • “I really enjoyed the anecdotes and stories, and appreciated the guided practice of reframing and collaborating. It gave us real practice. Roleplaying was great too because we were able to learn about how things could be improved, what went wrong, and how to fix it. The sessions were helpful and informative, thank you!”

    -Previous Training Attendee

  • “Power and equity are both concepts I picked up that I will be bringing back. Also, network structure’s impact on outcomes made me think about my own network structure and what was happening. I liked this set of speakers! Thank you, it was a great three days. The instruction was very helpful and the group was the perfect size!”

    -Previous Training Attendee

The Network Innovation Summit (NIS) tackles questions on the Future of Networks related to values, ethics, social justice, regulation, and opportunities. You will experience a “design sprint” style day to dig in on problems and solutions. NIS brings together big thinkers, network enthusiasts, and innovative practitioners to articulate problems, engage in systems thinking, and iterate on solutions that an increasingly networked society presents.

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