April 3 - Opening Reception


An Opening Reception will be held at the New York Academy of Sciences from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd, the evening before the 2019 Edison Awards. All registered guests are invited to attend. Get to know fellow attendees and start cultivating connections.

April 4 - Meet the Innovators Forum & Innovators' Showcase


Participate in executive-level networking, presentations and panels involving a wide spectrum of innovators and experts. A casual lunch and networking breaks will offer an opportunity for you to circulate throughout the venue, connect with your fellow innovators, and view nominated products and services included in the Innovators' Showcase.

Our program offers you a vital mix of thoughtful presentations, inspiring stories, hands-on demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet your fellow innovators. In the long history of the Edison Awards, we've seen many new collaborative relationships arise following a chance meeting at one of our events, leading to fruitful and profitable new ventures. Attire: Smart/Business Casual.

Note: Schedule is subject to change. Speakers will be added as our program develops.

7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
All attendees of the 2019 Edison Awards must be registered prior to March 30, 2019. The per-person fee includes admittance to the full-day Meet the Innovators Forum and Innovators' Showcase, lunch and refreshments, and the evening’s reception and Gala dinner. Register now! Space is limited and the event is expected to sell out. Early Bird ticket rate expires on February 15th.
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Innovators' Showcase
The Innovators' Showcase gives guests a hands-on look at nominated products between sessions. Talk one-on-one with the innovators of today or show off your own award-winning product or service.
8:00–8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:45–9:00 a.m.
Welcome / Opening Remarks
9:00–9:45 a.m.
Opening Presentation
Diana Zhou
Diana Zhou
Director of Project Strategy, Virgin Hyperloop One
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9:45–10:45 a.m.
Shark Tank
Kevin McGinnis
Kevin McGinnis
Founding Executive, Sprint Accelerator
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Dr. Christine Gulbranson
Dr. Christine Gulbranson
Senior VP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of California System
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10:45–11:15 a.m.
Networking Break / Innovators' Showcase
Browse the displays of award-winning new innovations and talk with the innovators themselves. Connect with like-minded people and establish valuable relationships.
11:15 a.m–Noon
Dangers of Not Innovating - Panel Discussion
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Lunch / Innovators' Showcase
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence - Panel Discussion
Sandhiprakash Bhide
Sandhiprakash Bhide
President, Anwaya Consulting LLC
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Joanna Bryson
Joanna Bryson
Associate Professor (Reader), University of Bath
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Yann LeCun
Yann LeCun
VP and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook and Silver Professor, NYU
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2:00–2:45 p.m.
Future of Data Responsibility & Ethics - Panel Discussion
2:45–3:00 p.m.
Networking Break / Innovators' Showcase
Browse the displays of award-winning new innovations and talk with the innovators themselves. Connect with like-minded people and establish valuable relationships.
3:00-3:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Ginni Rometty
Ginni Rometty
President, Chairman, and CEO, IBM
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3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjournment

We will wrap up the day's activities and adjourn to prepare for the evening’s Gala at The Capitale. The Gala will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m.


April 4 - Edison Awards Gala


Celebrate with fellow innovators while we recognize and honor the best in innovation and innovators. Attire: Black-tie preferred.


6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

Mingle with those you've met earlier in the day while sampling decadent hors d’oeuvres.

7:00 pm
Dinner & Awards Presentation

The 2019 Edison Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced and the prestigious Edison Achievement Award will be presented to Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM.

10:00 pm
VIP Reception

All of our winners are invited to celebrate at a reception on the second floor of the Capitale.