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Adam Hecktman, Ann Kalayil, Among Keynote Speakers at Fourth Business Innovation Conference

WHEATON, IL-The fourth annual Business Innovation Conference 2011 will conduct its three-day program from October 10-12. The conference includes an outstanding roster of keynote speakers and over 20 other presenters speaking on a wide range of business innovation topics, including sources for funding innovation, measures of innovation, innovations in manufacturing, sustainability innovations, innovation in education, enabling ideas from everyone, open innovations and leadership innovations.

Adam Hecktman, director of the Microsoft Innovation Center,; Ann Kalayil, regional administrator of the General Services Administration; Braden Kelley, the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire; and Margarita Quihuis, a former director of Women’s Technology Cluster and president of Indigo Financiera. In addition, speakers represent organizations including Baxter, Dow Corning, IBM, Invention Machine, Motorola and Northrop Grumman, and come from countries including Brazil, Morocco, Portugal and the United States.

The Business Innovation Conference is a premier educational and networking event bringing together leading innovation experts and practitioners from business, academia and government to exchange experiences and explore and learn the science of innovation.

Organizations and professionals can participate by volunteering at, attending, exhibiting or sponsoring the conference. There are still opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at the conference.

The annual Business Innovation Conference is organized by Accelper Consulting in collaboration with Illinois Institute of Technology. The Business Innovation Conference 2011 is scheduled for October 10-12, 2011 at IIT Rice Campus, (Wheaton, IL). For information on sponsorships and registration, please visit

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