October 14-16, 2019

Copper King Convention Center | Butte, Montana 

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Why attend IMS 2019?

Innovate Montana Symposium offers tangible value to companies and entrepreneurs looking to gain investment, grow their companies, and reach new markets. Keynote speakers and panelists will focus on actionable steps to recruit the best team members, build company cultures that retain employees, design more efficient operation systems, and deploy marketing tactics that engage the right consumers.

IMS 2019 Speakers 

We are thrilled to welcome these incredible innovators to Butte this year. 

Fritz Lanman

CEO of ClassPass

VP of Global Workplace

Deano Roberts

VP of Global Workplace, Slack

Padden Murphy

VP of Strategic Planning, Global Marketing, WeWork

Bonnie Matosich

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Submittable

Shawn Newton

Will Price

Founder & Managing Partner, Next Frontier Capital

Mary Stranahan

Jon Wick

Owner & Designer, 5518 Designs

Holly Colbert

VP, Solution Delivery at ATG

Ryan Hansen

CEO of LumenAd

Joe Willauer

Ken Fichtler

Chief Business Development Officer, State of Montana

Courtney McKee

Heidi Drivdahl

Chief Eco Maniac at EcoMontana

Justin Bigart

Founder of Wisetail

Spencer Williams

CEO of West Paw

Whitney Scott

VP of Marketing at KOA

Amy Coseo

Daniel Gauler

 CMO at PFL

Sandra Boham

CrisMarie Campbell

Founder & Author at Thrive!

Susan Clarke

Founder & Author at Thrive!

Tate Chamberlin

Thomas Dilworth

Agenda

October 14th: Pre-Event

1:00pm

Butte Tours

Email for RSVP will be sent to registered attendees 


5:00pm

Montana Ambassadors Dinner and Awards Show


October 15th

9:00am - Noon  

LINKup Facilitated Mentor Connections


1:00pm

Governor Steve Bullock 

Welcome Address  


1:30pm  

KEYNOTE: Fritz Lanman, CEO of ClassPass


2:00pm

Governor Bullock and Fritz Lanman 

One-On-One Conversation


2:45pm 

Inspirational Talk Series

October 15th

3:30pm - 3:45pm 

COFFEE BREAK 


3:45pm - 4:30pm  

Buzz Sessions


4:30pm - 4:45pm  

NETWORK BREAK


4:45pm - 5:30pm  

Buzz Sessions


5:30pm  

No Host Bar


6:30pm  

SHARK PITch


8:30pm  

AFTER PARTY

BACK TO THE FUTURE

October 16th

8:00am  

Kickoff the Day


8:15am

Ken Fichtler, Chief Business Development Officer for the State of Montana  


8:30am 

 Pecha Kucha (Pa-chalk-cha)

How I Got Started Series


9:15am  

KEYNOTE: Deano Roberts, VP of Global Workplace at Slack


9:35am  

KEYNOTE: Padden Murphy, VP of Global Marketing at WeWork


10:00am 

Fireside Chat: Padden Murphy, Deano Roberts, and Ken Fichtler

October 16th

10:45am - 11:00am 

COFFEE BREAK 


11am - 11:45am  

 Buzz Sessions

11:45am 

Lunch

"Food for Thought" Facilitated Conversations


1:00pm  

Buzz Sessions


1:45pm - 2:00pm 

NETWORK BREAK 


2:00pm  

Closing Remarks: Lt. Governor Mike Cooney & Joe Willauer, BLDC Director


3:30pm 

Uptown Tours (Email for RSVP will be sent to registered attendees) : Headframe Spirits Manufacturing "Vulnerability Tour"


6:00pm 

I AM INTERCHANGE: Future of Work

Covellite Theater

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Register by Monday, August 19th to save $20 on your registration fee. 

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Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this year’s event.

  • Address: 4655 Harrison Ave., Butte, Montana 59701
  • Phone: 1 (406) 444 -3702
  • Email: julia.bryant@mt.gov