Attend the 2016 Edison Awards in New York, NY on April 21, 2016 to experience some of the world’s most respected authorities on innovation offer insight and inspiration to our guests. During the day, attendees will have the opportunity to network with the innovators of today, stimulate their thinking, and enjoy a hands-on look at nominated products. In the evening, the best in innovation and innovators will be honored at the Edison Awards Gala.
Edison Awards Gala and VIP Reception – 6:00pm-10:00pm
Enjoy cocktails and dinner while we recognize and honor the best in innovation and innovators. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2016 Edison Achievement Award to John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco. Comedian Gary Gulman will be the Gala Master of Ceremonies. Attire: Black-tie preferred.
New York, NY 10013
John Chambers - 2016 Edison Achievement Award Honoree
As a visionary in the technology world, John Chambers led Cisco to its position as the world’s frontrunner in IT, becoming the most valuable company on the planet in March 2000. In 2006, Chambers was appointed Chairman of the Board, in addition to CEO, and served in both positions until 2015. Currently, Chambers continues his work to advance worldwide digitization as he serves as Executive Chairman of Cisco.
Gary Gulman - Edison Awards Gala Master of Ceremonies
Gary Gulman is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. The New York Times recognized him “as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”
Meet the Innovators Forum – 8:00am-4:00pm
The 2016 Meet the Innovators Forum will include exhibits, executive-level networking, presentations and panels involving a wide spectrum of innovators and experts. Three-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy winner and “Dateline NBC” correspondent John Hockenberry, host of National Public Radio’s The Takeaway, will moderate the panels. Attire: Business casual.
The New York Academy of Sciences
40th Floor, 7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
John Hockenberry - Meet the Innovators Forum Moderator
John Hockenberry is host of public radio’s live morning news program, The Takeaway. An Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he is a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC News, and NPR, and has traveled the globe reporting on a wide variety of stories in virtually every medium for more than three decades.