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What’s Next: Innovation Breakfast

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

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

The 2018 What’s Next? Innovation Breakfast
May 17, 2018, 7—8:30 am

Join MOHAI for a stimulating conversation with former Governor Christine Gregoire on Seattle’s unique role in addressing the region’s challenges. Proceeds from this special event support MOHAI’s educational programming, which inspires young people of all ages and backgrounds to become the next generation of innovators.

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New for 2018 

Select tables at the What’s Next? Innovation Breakfast will be hosted by a Featured Innovator, a leader and expert in their field who will lead table conversations on what’s hot in Seattle innovation. Register in advance with a donation of $150 to sit with a Featured Innovator. 

At registration checkout you will have the opportunity to select your top three Featured Innovators. MOHAI will make every effort to match you with one of the Featured Innovators you selected. You will receive your table assignment the morning of the breakfast.

 For more information about the 2018 What’s Next? Innovation Breakfast please call (206) 324-1126 x124.

Please note that the fair market value of each donation is $25 per registrant.

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.

Guests explored the museum’s galleries before they opened to the public.

A panel discussion, featuring moderator Matt McIlwain and local leaders, explored how innovation can improve the lives of community members.

Proceeds from the event support MOHAI education programs, which inspire our region’s youth to become the next generation of innovators.

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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