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THE FRONTIER CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 2021 CONFERENCE DATES

Industrial innovation conference to be held in Birmingham for the first time, moved to April 12-14 The Frontier Conference, the nation’s only conference focused on emerging technologies for all key industrial sub-sectors has announced it will be rescheduled for April 12-14 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Our priority is the safety of our attendees and participants. During these...
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Frontier Conference Postponed Due to Concerns About COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Frontier Conference has been postponed to ensure the safety and well-being of the Conference’s multi-national community of attendees. The Conference had previously been set for April 1-3 at The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham. Conference organizers have rescheduled the Conference to September 14-16, 2020 at the same venue in Birmingham. “Our main concern is...
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The Core Principles of The Frontier Conference 2020

The Next Wave of Innovations The Frontier Conference’s is built to address a two-headed challenge: Building multi-stakeholder eco-systems, especially ones that enable local/regional economic development Going beyond merely creating efficiencies by boosting innovation, which, in turn, helps to ensure the promise of both sustainable and equitable economic growth. These two challenges touch on all sectors of business, government, and the...
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Chris Thomas of Detroit Mobility Lab to speak at Frontier Conference 2020

Thomas is a leading authority on fostering next-generation mobility ecosystems. BIRMINGHAM, AL – (January 16, 2020) – Chris Thomas, one of the nation’s leading experts on the next-generation mobility sector, will be a speaker at Frontier Conference 2020, where more than 200 business, government and academic leaders will share information and best practices for industrial innovation. Thomas is the co-founder...
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Frontier Conference 2020 brings together leaders to share the latest ideas for industrial innovation

Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on April 1-3, 2020 is expected to attract 200-plus industry leaders BIRMINGHAM, AL – (January 2, 2020) – Frontier Conference 2020, where more than 200 business, government and academic leaders will share information and best practices for industrial innovation, is set for April 1-3 at The Lyric Theatre and Hill Event Center in Birmingham. The last...
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The Frontier 2020:  Birmingham, AL | April 1-3, 2020
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The Frontier 2020:
Birmingham, AL | April 1-3, 2020

  Update: The Frontier has announced the conference previously scheduled for August 2019 will be postponed to April 1-3, 2020. The event will take place at the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. The decision to postpone the event was made in order to allow for a longer runway for the community, speakers, and sponsors in the Gulf region to participate....
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The Frontier Interview Series: How an Innovation Economy Helps Create Jobs
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The Frontier Interview Series: How an Innovation Economy Helps Create Jobs

  Laurie Jugan, Independent Consultant at Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) at Stennis Space Center, is a leading innovator in the commercialization community.  Hank Torbert, founder of The Frontier Conference, interviews her about how an innovation economy helps create jobs. Laurie, you are a proven leader in the innovation and commercialization community. Can you share your background and current activities?...
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Keynote Speaker: Jens Festervoll, Statoil
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Keynote Speaker: Jens Festervoll, Statoil

  Announcing 2018 Frontier Conference's morning keynote speaker: Jens Festervoll.   Festervoll is a Senior Advisor in Corporate Innovation at Statoil, as well as Statoil’s Corporate Liaison for the Techstars Energy Accelerator hosted in their Oslo office.   JENS FESTERVOLL'S KEYNOTE SESSION: DATE: Thursday, April 12, 2018 TIME: 8:15 AM TOPIC: Cross-Industry Learning - A Driver for Innovation   Festervoll...
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The Frontier Interview Series: Finding success in advanced manufacturing & chemicals
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The Frontier Interview Series: Finding success in advanced manufacturing & chemicals

Alex Reed, co-founder and CEO of Fluence Analytics, is a leading entrepreneur and technology innovator in the advanced manufacturing and chemicals industry. Hank Torbert, a founder of The Frontier Conference, interviews him about how his New Orleans-based company has sustained itself in a changing sector.   Alex, you are the founder one of, in my opinion, the most impressive industrial...
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Have You Registered for The Frontier 2018 Yet?
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Have You Registered for The Frontier 2018 Yet?

The Frontier returns April 11-13, 2018 at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. AGENDA IS NOW LIVE Event agenda has been posted on our website, see it here. More details will be continuously added. Stay tuned for updates. WHAT IS THE FRONTIER? The Frontier is a New Orleans based two-day destination conference for up and coming leaders in...
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The Frontier Interview Series: Innovations in Energy
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The Frontier Interview Series: Innovations in Energy

  Kirk Coburn is member of Shell Technology Ventures, Shell’s corporate venture capital fund and a successful serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and early-stage angel investor. Hank Torbert, a founder of The Frontier Conference, interviews Coburn about the energy industry’s ongoing transformation. You have been an active investor and leader in the energy innovation space for decades. Tell me a little...
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The Frontier Interview Series: Tackling Water Woes
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The Frontier Interview Series: Tackling Water Woes

  Will Sarni is a leading innovator and investor in the global water industry. He has authored numerous books and articles and presented on the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy and the energy-water-food nexus. He has been a water strategy advisor to private and public-sector enterprises and NGOs, working with multinational companies across a...
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