ASQ - Innovation Division


5th Annual ASQ Innovation Division Conference
The Sun Never Sets on Innovation
October 13-15, 2017
9443 Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45342

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Conference Program

The global theme for this year’s conference is “the sun never sets on innovation”. Our conference this year will take one rotation of the Earth and turn it into a collaborative global exchange of ideas. Presentations will be coordinated in real time with thought leaders in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East during the conference. It will be a long day and a very valuable one. Program sessions will focus on “Innovation Around the World”, “Innovating in Virtual Teams”, and “Continuous Innovation”.

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Conference Check-in Opens at 1:00 p.m. ET
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Innovation Site Tour
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reception/Networking Event at Proto Built Bar in Dayton
    (hors d' oeuvres, 2 drinks per person and 15% discount on 3D printing included for registered conference attendees).

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stephen Hacker
Stephen Hacker

Stephen Hacker is an author and consultant focusing on leadership and organizational performance. He is engaged with organizations throughout the world, achieving breakthrough performance in today’s environment of accelerated change. Among books Stephen has authored are: Work Miracles, The Trust Imperative, Transformational Leadership, Transformation Fieldbook, Leading Peak Performance, How to Coach Individuals, Teams and Organizations to Master Transformational Change and most recently, The Trust Memory Jogger. His passions are delivering successful transformational initiatives and coaching leaders, as he has done with many companies, diverse organizations and governments across the globe.

After completing his corporate career as a senior leader with Procter & Gamble, he served as the Executive Director of The Performance Center, a multi-university organization conducting action-research. He is currently CEO and a founding partner of Transformation Systems International, LLC. Stephen has been formally recognized time and again for his dynamic speaking, training, writing and leadership coaching skills. He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Past Chair and Fellow, and holder of the R.A. Maass Award for his body of work Customer-Supplier Relationships. Stephen lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife, Marla.

“Transformation is a natural, unrelenting force. It’s time we embraced radical change.”

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Innovation Game Workshops

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Innovation Games Round 1
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Innovation Games Round 2

For more information, contact:

Tracy Owens
Innovation Division Vice Chair
Therese Steiner
Dayton Section 0909 Chair








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