October 27, 2017
art | science | technology | media | business | environment | humanities
Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon and beyond
Join us as for a one-day, interdisciplinary festival as we highlight innovation among our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as, the wider Eugene community and connect participants to ideas, resources, and one another to advance entrepreneurial knowledge, opportunities, and shared pursuits.
The UO Innovation Summit is an organized set of activities that will include speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, skill-building workshops, pitch competitions, hackathons, performances, film showings, and art exhibitions all under the theme of ‘Innovation’. Activities will highlight the latest trends and thought-leadership across a range of disciplines including science, technology, media, social justice, global issues, arts and literature, sports, music, environment, gender and sexuality, and business.
The UO Innovation Summit will take place during homecoming and fall family weekend.
The University of Oregon and its Lundquist College of Business would like to thank Grant and Suanne Inman for their leadership gift to support the Innovation Summit. We would also like to thank Bob and Mary Ann Rode for their support of this interdisciplinary effort.
Select Event Highlights
Relax during the summit by attending the Technology Association of Oregon’s Product Hunt Meetup, a networking reception inspired by UO alumnus Ryan Hoover, who founded Product Hunt.
EMU, Level 2, McMillan Gallery and Ballroom Lobby
Various units from across campus, including researchers from the College of Education’s Center for Teaching & Learning, School of Music and Dance, and Lundquist College of Business, as well as recent UO startup companies, will be demonstrating their products. View poster exhibitions from the College of Design and Clark Honors College—and a three-dimensional model of the College of Arts and Sciences’ under-construction Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall.
University of Oregon Innovator's Day
To support the inaugural University of Oregon Innovation Summit, President Michael H. Schill is encouraging the campus and greater Eugene/Springfield community to participate in the university's Innovation Week, October 24–29. President Schill has declared Friday, October 27, "UO Innovators' Day."
"The University of Oregon is a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, and makers. It is when all these creative forces come together to collaborate that we are at our very best. This in the environment in which ideas turn into innovations. In that spirit, the UO is proud to host the Innovation Summit and I declare Friday, October 27, 'UO Innovators' Day'."
Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law
Got an Idea? Looking for resources to advance that idea or project?
Check out the following UO departments and community organizations