Productivity, Inc. Presents the Lean Innovation Symposium
Register Now: October 6-10, 2008: Nashville, TN

Call for Presenters

Share Your Innovation Success Stories at the Lean Innovation Symposium!

Lean Innovation Symposium
Building a Successful Future
October 6-9, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee

For this event we are seeking the best of the best --industry and thought leaders whose messages will provide audience members with the latest thinking. Our goal is to provide timely, useful, inspirational sessions that will help symposium participants move their organizations forward.

And we need your help! Productivity Inc. invites you to join us to share your expertise and experience with Lean innovation at this upcoming event.

What’s in it for me?
Most people are too polite to ask this question, but it is a valid one. Our symposium provides a wonderful environment to share ideas, techniques and the challenges of improvement. Hundreds of people from a variety of industries come together to network, benchmark, share their own stories and learn about Lean innovation. You will not only present your perspective but receive valuable feedback and input from others on how they manage their own difficulties and successes. And, as a speaker, you and your team will receive a complimentary two-day registration.

Proposal Requirements
Please provide the following to our office:

  • Presentation Title
  • Brief written presentation summary
  • Biography of the speaker(s)
  • Sample slides, handouts, etc.
  • Length of presentation (1 hour case study and 4 hour mini workshop sessions are both available)
  • Brief description of your company (include # of facilities, # of employees, product(s), etc.)

Please note: Consultants interested in presenting must do so with a client. Please include the name of your client company and contact information in your proposal.

Selection Criteria
Presentations should focus on innovation and the process used in your organization to reduce waste. Emphasize "how" you achieved your results not simply what results were achieved. Presentations will be selected based on the appropriateness of the topic, evidence of achieved results, how well the topic aligns with audience member needs and should be led by individuals instrumental in the implementations being presented. Team presentations are welcome.

Each symposium is an educational event. Speakers should not use the podium for self-promotion and should not under any circumstances promote any product or service from the podium.

Send proposals to:
You can send your completed proposals to us via e-mail at Please put "Speaker Proposal" in the e-mail subject.

If you prefer, you can also fax your proposal to us at 203-225-0771. Please send it to the attention of Betsy Post, Project Director.

You can also mail your proposal to us at:
Ms. Betsy Post
Project Director
Productivity Inc.
4 Armstrong Road, 3rd Floor
Shelton, CT 06484

All presentation submissions will be reviewed by our symposium committee. Selections will be made and you will be notified.

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