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Innovation Exchange

Innovation stemming from the Pacific Northwest has changed the world. Seattle is, and always has been, home to distinguished visionaries. From products and services, to music and aeronautics, to medicine and social well-being, the ideas cultivated here have a global impact.

How has this small corner of the country had such an enormous impact? What are the stories of this unique region that bring people together? What are the objects and narratives from the past that delight, disturb, and inspire? MOHAI programs and exhibits bring these questions to life, and the annual Innovation Exchange celebrates and explores Seattle’s distinct role as an innovation incubator.

 Innovation Exchange

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Join us for MOHAI’s 11th annual Innovation Exchange as we share stories of progress and resilience in our community!

The Pacific Northwest has a strong tradition of innovation and imagination. This virtual event will celebrate the impact of innovation by telling the story of our community’s response to COVID-19. We will present personal insight from individuals and organizations that have made swift transformations during the pandemic resulting in advancements in industry and public service.

Featured presenters will include:

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Thank you to our generous supporters:

Gold Sponsors | Amazon, The Boeing Company

Silver Sponsors | B2Launch, First Mode, GM Nameplate

Advocate Sponsors | ISOutsource, Mike Repass

In-kind event support provided by: Mighty Media Studios and Translated


2018 Innovation Breakfast

The 2018 What’s Next: Innovation Breakfast featured Former Washington State Governor and Challenge Seattle CEO Christine Gregoire discussing the region’s future as a global innovation hub.

During the event, Featured Innovators from some of the area’s most influential companies and institutions, like the Allen Institute for Brain Science, City of Seattle, Google, Facebook, GeekWire, and Puget Sound Energy, led table conversations on what’s hot in Seattle innovation.

Thank you to the 2018 Innovation Breakfast sponsors: B2Launch, The Boeing Company, Google, Product Creation Studio, and Michele and Stan Rosen. Generous in-kind support was provided by CORT Party Rental and Kaspars Special Events and Catering.

2017 Innovation Breakfast

The 2017 What’s Next? Civic Innovation Breakfast featured a stimulating discussion about the impressive steps our region is taking to better our communities through civic innovation.

Moderator Matt McIlwain of Madrona Venture Group led a panel discussion about fostering innovation as a community characteristic. Panelists were Chelo Picardal, Chief Technology Officer of the City of Bellevue; Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator of the City of Renton; and Hannah Hill, Program Manager of Innovation Team at the City of Seattle. These local leaders spoke about their roles and projects that are improving the lives of their community members.

Thanks to the 2017 Innovation Breakfast sponsors: the Boeing Company, Google, and Michele and Stan Rosen. Generous in-kind support from Kaspars Catering & Events.

2016 Innovation Breakfast

The 2016 What’s Next: Innovation Breakfast featured entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, and author Nick Hanauer discussing the important role of diversity in innovative communities, and how it strengthens our ability to compete on a global stage.

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