may, 2018

07mayallday09TRIZCON 2018 - Celebrating TRIZ in Education, Industry, and CreativityAt the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development CenterMain Sponsor:NIIC


Event Details

When: May 7th – 9th, 2018

Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Our 20th annual International TRIZCON2018 is sponsored by the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies and will take place between 7th– 9th May at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, IN. Our theme for this event is “TRIZ in Education, Industry, and Creativity.“

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Industry – Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive, Oil & Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Aerospace, Military & Defence, Biotechnology, etc.
  2. Education – Kindergarten & Preschool, Schools (STEM), University, Continuous training for working specialists, etc.
  3. Creativity – Personal creativity development, team development, children development.
  4. “Other” TRIZ applications – Management, Marketing, Business Development, Start Apps, Advertisement, Elections, Small Countries Development, Banks, and Insurance.

There will be panel and roundtable discussions along with 30+ papers and case studies.

Who should attend?
Anyone involved in research concerning innovation and change as well as TRIZ practitioners and consultants involved in management innovation and change are invited to submit papers relevant to the conference theme, or just register for the conference to gain access to leading research and practices in this vital area. We also invite academics interested in sharing industry experience.

Keynote Speakers

Tariq Samad holds the Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair and is the director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Denis Cavallucci as a full professor at INSA Strasbourg is currently directing 4 PhDs involved in Inventive Design Theory & Methodology developments both in Mechanical Engineering, Design science and Artificial Intelligence.

Dave Schaller is the Industry Engagement Director for the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). As a Navistar employee for 27 years, he held positions in production design, research, program management, dealer sales training, marketing, product line management, and strategic product planning. Dave holds four US patents with another pending, has written several SAE papers and NACFE publications.

TWO separate TRIZ workshops will be held before TRIZCON2018

The 1st Workshop offered is a 3-Day TRIZ Introductory Workshop with Associate Certification exam on 3-5 May. The instructor will be Victor Fey, TRIZ Master, and AI Certification Director.

The 2nd Workshop will be an Advanced TRIZ Workshop for people wishing to prepare for TRIZ Practitioner held on 1-5 May. The instructor will be Isak Bukhman, TRIZ Master and President of AI. Individuals taking this workshop will prepare for Practitioner certification.

Combination Bonus: Attend both a Workshop and TRIZCON2018 for an additional $600.

Register at

Cost: Regular attendees – $850   Early Registration – $650   Presenters – $300   Group rates available


may 7 (Monday) - 9 (Wednesday)


Purdue University

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Organizer Northeast Indiana Innovation Center | 3201 Stellhorn Road | Fort Wayne, IN 46815


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