The Society of Innovators, which is a project of the Ivy Tech’s Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center for Excellence, honored Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann, Ph.D. with an award of appreciation for her assistance with launching the first ever All-Members Meeting. As the keynote speaker, she told the attendees that failure is not something to be feared, as it’s a necessary part of the creative process. There will be failed ideas before success is reached, but those failures should be celebrated as they help innovators achieve greater heights.
The attendees separated into groups to discuss how the Society of Innovators could spread the news of innovation in Northwest Indiana to people across the country and world. A recommendation made by many of the groups was that more Member networking events, like the All-Member meeting, would be helpful.
The evening was emceed largely by NIPSCO Director of Economic Development Don Babcock and SMDG, LLC Chief Operating Officer Brandon Griffin, both of whom serve as Co-Chairs and Governors at the Society of Innovators.
Due to the high success of the meeting, it’s likely that 2018 will hold the second All-Members meeting.
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