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The University of Chicago Innovation Roundtable (IRT) Tackle a Topic Program

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The University of Chicago IRT has a new format for securing future speakers, and we appreciate your input.  It is called the IRT Tackle a Topic Program.  The purpose of our events is to inform our members on new innovation trends and theories/practices. Perhaps you know of an interesting new product, process, business model or a planned interactive exercise that a friend or colleague has developed, and they want to share their findings with the IRT community.   Or you heard a great speaker that could provide further insight on innovation/new product development. 
As a sponsor, we invite you to introduce the speaker/event and be actively involved in the event.  We especially encourage interactive formats.
In order to sponsor a speaker, please find the guidelines below:
* The event must be relevant to Innovation/New Product Development
* Provide the IRT Board Members a short outline of the presentation (see outline below):
  Description of the presentation/event/activity
 -What participants will learn
 -Who should attend
 -How often has this individual presented on this topic?
 -Does the speaker wish to sponsor the event at their location?  If so, refreshments are welcome but not mandatory
 -Presenters bio
Please send to Mary Drotar at mdrotar@chicagobooth.edu or mdrotar@strategy2market.com

If the IRT board agrees to move forward with the event, the sponsor provides the slides to the IRT Board Members for review 2 weeks prior to the event.  The events usually occur at the Gleacher Center or offsite if there is a sponsor availiable.
Submit your short description as soon as possible so we can plan and promote the event in advance.
We appreciate and welcome your participation.

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