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Spark 2020: Grit to Great

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Spark 2020: Grit to Great

Thursday, September 3, 2020
7:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Innovation is not just about creating new technology. It’s about flipping your mindset, sparking new ways of doing things, and taking risks. Once a way for organizations to set themselves apart, innovation is now a necessary survival skill for organizations. At Spark! 2020, learn to:

  • Flip your perspective and learn to look at challenges from different angles and view points.
  • Spark new ideas and start thinking outside the box and create a culture of creativity.
  • Leap into action and overcome the inertia of uncertainty and view failures as learning opportunities.
  • Team up and collaborate and discover how working collectively with others can yield greater impact.

Get out of your comfort zone, be curious, and start innovating.


$75 General registration
$25 Student registration (available to current high school, undergrad, and graduate students)

7:30 a.m.: Networking and community conversations
8:00 a.m.: Welcome + Fresh Innovator Awards
8:15 a.m.: Opening keynote
9:15 a.m.: Spark Lab session 1
10:15 a.m.: 15-minute break
10:30 a.m.: Spark Lab session 2
11:30 a.m.: 15-minute break
11:45 a.m.: Fresh Innovators showcase
12:15 p.m.: Closing keynote
1:00 p.m.: Networking & community conversations

See the topics and speakers >

Fresh Innovators Awards
Presented in partnership with FreshWater Cleveland and WKYC
The Fresh Innovator Awards recognize people who are creatively tackling local issues big and small. In 2020, five Fresh Innovators will be selected by a panel of community leaders from a pool of nominations. Nominations were accepted from April 1-30, 2020. See who they are >

Questions? Contact Nicole Boyd (216-592-2289)

Spark 2020 is sponsored by:

Thank you also to Closing Keynote sponsor Parker Hannifin


September 3
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
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OH United States