PSDA's Young Innovators Conference brought together more than 50 of the industry's trailblazers and decision makers — folks hungry to improve their organizations and themselves. At the Grand Hyatt Denver, they asked each other questions, shared ideas, gained insight from professional speakers and had fun.
The event shined a spotlight on just how much the next generation of industry pros is fueled by innovation, technology and each other. Energized about the future, attendees discussed new ways to seize opportunities and improve their businesses. The Young Innovators Conference is the only event designed specifically for them.
"The ability to network and learn from others was outstanding," says Stephanie Page, sales and account manager at the Dallas office of distributor Regency Business Solutions. "We left with new sales ideas and other ways to increase our value to clients."
Attendees at PSDA's Young Innovators Conference were collaborative and energized. Laptops were clicking, pens were moving and heads were nodding — not just during scheduled sessions, but also in between them during breaks and networking moments.
The highest-rated session at the event was “Ignite Brilliance In Your Creativity and Innovation,” led by leadership and creativity expert AmyK Hutchens, author of the Amazon bestseller “The Secrets Leaders Keep.” She shared tips on how to generate ideas and take them to market.
At a roundtable networking lunch, groups of attendees chose to sit at tables designated by discussion topics — advancing in your company, useful tools and technologies, self-marketing ideas and others.
PSDA leaders who helped to plan the Young Innovators event include (from left) Sarah Scudder of The Sourcing Group, Adam McNeill of CE Printed Products Inc., Phil Sperling of Printco and Gordon Klepec of Wright Business Graphics.