BIF-5 Ticket Contest Finalists Announced
Lots of people wanted the chance to win a $1,200 ticket to the Business Innovation Factory (BIF-5) conference October 7-8, 2009 in Providence, RI, but here are the best entry submissions, the Three Finalists:
- Creating a Bachelor of Innovation by Dr. Terrance E. Boult, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
- Breaking Innovation Barriers by Looking Beyond by Vyoma Kapur, Colspark LLC
- A Nightmare on Innovation Street by Brad Barbera, KAB Business Research
Voting is now open and you can vote for your favorite entry in one of two ways:
- Vote by adding a comment to the 1 of 3 blog posts you like best
- Vote by sending an @reply with “I vote for #x” to @innovate on Twitter
July 31, 2009 – Voting by Twitter @reply to @innovate or by blog comments concludes at 23:59 (no anonymous votes will count)
August 1, 2009 – Grand Prize winner announced
If you’re unfamiliar with this excellent event, here is a video of Jason Fried, Founder of 37Signals.com from last year’s conference (BIF-4):
For those who just want to go to the conference – as a special bonus for my loyal readers I’ve negotiated a special $50 discount when you enter “BK110” in the payment code field on the payment options page during registration – this will get you in for $1,150. Groups of five or more can get extra discounts.
New storytellers are added each week, but so far they include:
- Don Tapscott, “Wikinomics”
- Jeff Jarvis, “What Would Google Do?”, buzzmachine.com
- John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design
- Jonah Lehrer, “How We Decide”
- Keith Wilmot, Global Director Insights, Ideas & Creativity, Coca Cola
I look forward to awarding one lucky winner a ticket to Business Innovation Factory (BIF-5)!
(NOTE: Travel expenses are NOT included and are the responsibility of the winner)
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