Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI)
October 4 - 5 - 6, 2017
Meeting Theme: Activating Networks to Solve Tough Challenges
hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft
Seattle, WA

3 Steps to attend the meeting:

1. Register 
The registration deadline is September 1, 2017. Go to the registration page, fill in your information, and submit.

2. Pay Your Meeting Fees - Go to the payment page to remit for the meeting and the workshop.

     A.)  AMI Meeting participant rate is $925 US, which includes facility space, hospitality suite for two nights, Wednesday reception, lunches and breaks on Thursday and Friday, presenter fees and honoraria, as well as other administrative expenses.

     B.)  Consider attending the optional Wednesday afternoon workshop. The workshop fee is an additional $150. 

3. Reserve Your Accommodations
Attendees are responsible for arranging & paying for lodging.

Guests will be housed at the Pan Pacific Hotel, a contemporary boutique four star hotel located in downtown Seattle minutes away from the city's key attractions. The room rate is $232 per night (single/double). Register by September 1 to ensure your spot!

Make your reservation by calling the Pan Pacific at 206-264-8111 and mention the group code - AMI Group Fall 2017 Meeting.  

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellation of room must be received by 4:00pm the day prior to arrival to avoid a penalty fee of one night room and tax. 

The AMI Room Block with original rate of $232 is full!

As of August 28, additional rooms are now available at a rate of $285 per night. Deadline is September 11.

Wednesday Workshop - MOHAI
Igniting the Innovator Within

The pre-meeting workshop is in partnership with Seattle’s MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry).  AMI attendees will get a hands-on experience in understanding the innovative transformation of Seattle, access to the award winning Bezos Center for Innovation, tackle a group challenge in the Idea Lab. The workshop is 1:00-4:00pm and is a separate registration fee of $150. Please arrive at hotel by 12:30pm.

AMI member, Chris Ernst, is our meeting host while we are at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will be onsite at the headquarters for the Wednesday reception and on Friday.

On Thursday, we will be hosted by Matt Calman, AMI Board Member, at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. 

Positive Turbulence Sessions

Chantrelle Nielsen, Microsoft
Thursday - How Emerging Network Technologies will Enable us to Connect, Create and Innovate

Harald Becker and Ming-Li Chai, Microsoft
Thursday - Patterns of Tension: Cultivating Creativity in Networks

 Leonard Garfield, MOHAI
Friday - The Network Effect: Seattle’s Transformation as an Innovation Hub

Chris Ernst, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Friday - The Tipping Effect: How Networks Spur Social Change

Wednesday, October 4
Pan Pacific Hotel and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pre-meeting Workshop (1:00-4:00pm) - Experiential Session in partnership with MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry).
  • Newcomers Orientation (4:30-5:45pmfor first time AMI attendees at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Gateway Room.
  • Welcome Reception and Introductions (6:30pm-9:00pm) Gates Foundation, Whidbey and Camano Island Rooms.
  • The Hospitality Suite will be open (9:00pm-11:30pm) for AMI attendees and their guests in the Pan Pacific Hotel Cascade Room.

Thursday, October 5
Microsoft Campus
  • AMI Beg, Brag, What If (BBWI) sessions are featured throughout the day (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Positive Turbulence Presenter - Chantrelle Nielsen, Director Research & Strategy, Microsoft
  • Happy Hour & Tours (4:00-6:30pm) Microsoft Boardwalk.
  • Thursday Evening Dinner Groups (on your own)
  • The Hospitality Suite will be open (9:00pm-11:30pm) for AMI attendees and their guests in the Pan Pacific Hotel Cascade Room.

Friday, October 6
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • AMI Beg, Brag, What If (BBWI) sessions are featured throughout the morning (8:30am start)
  • Positive Turbulence Presenter - Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, MOHAI
  • Extended Brag - Chris Ernst, Gates Foundation
  • AMI Beg, Brag, What If (BBWI) sessions
  • Gates Building Tour (11:00-12:30pm)
  • Meeting concludes with a Newcomer’s Fishbowl experience followed by lunch (12:30pm)
  • 1:30pm meeting closing

Post Conference Activity
  • Walking Tour (2:00-4:00pm)
Debra Lucenti,
Sep 24, 2017, 2:52 PM