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Summit Info

NBIA’s Fifth Summit for Advanced Incubation Professionals

Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2011
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
Las Vegas, Nev.

[I enjoyed] meeting and talking with very experienced and knowledgeable incubator managers … lots of innovative ideas … great networking opportunities – 2010 summit participant

What is the summit?

NBIA’s Fifth Summit for Advanced Incubation Professionals provides a unique opportunity for experienced incubation leaders to discuss, debate and exchange ideas about innovation, entrepreneurship and business incubation.

Attend the summit and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Inform. The strength of the summit is its participants who share their expertise in all things incubation. Past summit attendees say the new ideas they acquired at the event are invaluable. Your innovative ideas will add to that value!
  • Learn. The summit gives you the opportunity to learn from other high-level professionals with proven track records of success. You’ll come away from the event with a variety of tools to improve your program.
  • Interact. No need to go it alone when dealing with the challenges and opportunities of business incubation. The summit gives you a chance to network and brainstorm with other industry veterans who share your experience and skills. This event is not for amateurs!
  • Relax. Located a few miles outside central Las Vegas, the beautiful Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is set apart from the distractions typically associated with Las Vegas. But no worries: The shows and excitement of the Strip are only a short shuttle ride away.

Programmed by Advanced Managers for Advanced Managers

The Summit for Advanced Incubation Professionals is designed to allow business incubation experts to exchange knowledge and ideas about the industry. Every participant will have the opportunity to make the summit personally meaningful and valuable by sharing their interests, experience and expertise to guide the discussions.

To help us prepare for this event, please visit and click on the "Discussions" tab. There, you can list topics you wish to see discussed, challenges you need advice on or questions you would like to see explored at the event. If you’re not on Facebook, send this information by e-mail to From your comments, we will determine the appropriate summit sessions, which may be informal presentations, panels, discussions or roundtables.

If you’re planning to attend the summit, please check the Facebook page from time to time to learn what discussion topics others have suggested. Your expertise will help answer these challenges and questions and shape the discussions. If you see a topic mentioned that you have expertise in, feel free to bring documents, plans, notes, handouts or any other useful materials to the summit. You don’t need to prepare a formal presentation on the topic; it’s the knowledge you bring that is most important.

Keynote Presentation: Richard Bendis

Richard Bendis is an accomplished entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, international speaker and consultant in innovation and economy building. He is the founding president and CEO of Innovation America, a nonprofit private/public partnership focused on accelerating the growth of the U.S. entrepreneurial innovation economy.

Bendis serves with several national innovation-related organizations, including the White House U.S. Innovation Partnership Advisory Task Force. Bendis has provided consulting services to several cities and regions; more than 18 countries and 24 states; and international organizations, including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United Kingdom Trade and Industry, and the European Commission. Click here for more information.

Register now

The summit is open to all incubation professionals who have been NBIA members for at least four years. Registration is capped at 75 attendees, so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Click here to register now. We’ll see you in Las Vegas!

Contact NBIA

Phone: (740) 593-4331
Fax: (740) 593-1996
PO Box 959
Athens, OH 45701-1565

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