Above / ‘When Failure Fuels Innovation’ event is set for Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, at Hotel Arista. Registration is now in progress.

Panel will discuss “When Failure Fuels Innovation.”

(Naperville, IL)…What do the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion at Northern Trust, Chief Architect and CEO of Vistex, and Former President of Kraft Heinz have in common?

Progress with the power to mold the future, both inside and outside office walls, occurs when everyone learns to embrace failure as a tool to create impactful innovation.

5:45PM Wed., Sept. 27

DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) invites business professionals and Chicagoland leaders to learn about reframing and rethinking what it means to fail can pave a path to fuel innovation.

Their sixth annual event, “When Failure Fuels Innovation” will include a keynote speaker with panel discussion, and networking time, beginning at 5:45PM at Hotel Arista, 2139 CityGate Lane, in CityGate Centre.

The event begins at 5:45PM with registration and light refreshments and ends with heavy hors d’oeuvres during a full networking hour at the conclusion of the program.

Event attendees will hear from cutting-edge leaders that are creating workplace environments where failure is an expected stepping stone on the way to innovative achievements. The notion of perfection limits possibilities and stifles creativity.

Keynote speaker Connie L. Lindsey

Join keynote speaker Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion, for Northern Trust and five panelists for an evening of inspiring and stimulating discussion centered around ways to leverage risk taking and how it can inform our perspectives on failure.

Lindsey is currently responsible for the design and implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy for Northern Trust. She held previous leadership roles with Northern Trust in Wealth Management, Corporate and Institutional Services and Enterprise Enablement. Lindsey is the immediate past National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest-ranking volunteer of this 2.7 million-member organization.

Executive leaders participating in the event’s panel discussion

Ryan Kunkel, CO-CEO, Red Frog Events

Mark Magnesen, CEO, Matt’s Cookies, Formerly President of Kraft Heinz Company Meat Division

Jodi Bondi Norgaard, Speaker, Consultant, Founder, Go! Go! Sports Girls, JB Norgaard Enterprises, Inc.

Adam Russo, LCSW, Chairman & CEO, Edgewood Clinical Services

Sanjay Shah, CEO and Chief Architect, Vistex, Inc.

DuPage Children’s Museum is intentional

DCM is involved because the fear of failure is a learned response and can be instilled into a child early in life. DCM is intentional about creating an environment where there is no one way to do things, trial and error is encouraged, and “failure” is not punitive. Every day DCM plays an integral part in building the nation’s future innovative workforce by engaging and inspiring children through S.T.E.A.M. experiences built around problem-solving and persistence at an early age.

Register today!

The fee to attend is $25 per person. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. To register, visit dupagechildrens.org/innovation.

The event is generously sponsored by Chicago Innovation Awards, Dover Foundation, Edgewood Clinical Services, Exelon, Gycor International LTD, Hotel Arista, Northern Trust, Red Frog Events, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Story submitted by Dee Dee McDevitt, Director of Marketing and Sales, DuPage Children’s Museum.