There are so many events, conferences, meetups, and festivals, that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. But we planned one that can’t be missed – 1682. From the team that organized and hosted the Forge Conference for three years, and runs Innovation Day during Philly Tech Week, we’re excited to bring you 1682.

1682 is the business of innovation conference. It’s about the realities associated with starting, scaling, succeeding, and often times, struggling with how to make innovation programs financially feasible.

The format, primarily question and answer with moderators and speakers, is established to encourage transparency, humility, and honesty around innovation programs. This event will not be recorded, minimal content will be shared after the event, and it’s happening one year and one year only. The entire day is curated and designed for an intimate gathering at one of the most recognized and inspiring locations in Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation.

As you can see from our schedule, we have a fantastic day planned:

Breakfast and networking

8:00am – 8:40am

Opening remarks: Keith Scandone and Mike Gadsby

8:45am – 8:55am
Bootstrapping a labs program within an agency environment

Andy Verone: Moderated by Natalie Nixon

9:00am – 9:40am
Building a simulated worksite that allows for hands-on experimentation with the opportunity of scaling globally

Melissa Doran Rayer and Greg WIllrich: Moderated by Dave Lauer

9:45am – 10:25am
Enterprise incubation and new market penetration within a financially regulated space

Break and networking

10:25am – 10:45am

Paul Dehel: moderated by Pamela Raitt

10:45am – 11:25am
Identifying and promoting innovative solutions for pediatric healthcare


11:25am – 12:30pm

Adam Furtado: Moderated by Carol Eggert

12:30pm – 1:10pm
Managing a military digital transformation initiative that revolutionizes how the US Air Force builds and delivers software

Special announcement from B PHL

1:10pm – 1:20pm
B PHL is a citywide innovation festival running from October 15-17

Eliza Pollack and William Toms: Moderated by Lauren Cox

1:20pm – 2:00pm
How creative services and the local government are exploring innovation in Philadelphia

Break and gallery tour

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Edy Liongosari: Moderated by Michael Lebowitz

2:40pm – 3:20pm
Agenda and outcomes of Accenture Labs’ applied technology research across all seven international lab locations

Venture awards: Moderated by Jennifer Maher

3:25pm – 4:25pm
Three Philadelphia startups will present their business ideas to the audience and compete for a chance to win $5,000 in funding

Closing remarks: Keith Scandone and Mike Gadsby

4:25pm – 4:30pm

Cocktail reception

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Refreshments in the Maguire Garden Pavilion

The moderators are as accomplished as the speakers. The attendees are as accomplished as the moderators. The vulnerability shared on stage will allow for real connections and conversations amongst one another during the day and between sessions. And since it’s the Barnes, all attendees will have access to the Barnes collection as well.

Tickets are running low so be sure to grab yours. If you’re a student or associated with a non-profit organization, email us for a discounted rate. Hope to see you Tuesday!

About O3

Since 2005, our team has been pushing the boundaries of innovation with its deep understanding of the current and emerging digital ecosystem. Learn more about us, our work or innovation at O3.