Planning on attending InBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation? If you’re on the fence, don’t just take it from us! One past attendee explains their conference experience in three simple steps and shares what you won’t want to miss.

With the help from InBIA Member Devon Laney at Innovation Depot, we’ve illustrated an attendee’s journey through #ICBI31. To ensure you don’t miss a beat, we’re encouraging conference attendees to participate in The Exchange where real-time collaborations and session-driven conversations take place with other ecosystem builders for a limited amount of time. In addition, to thoroughly prep for conference, download our app for the most up-to-date information on session speakers, event room numbers, the timeline of events, and much more!

2017’s theme is all about “Building Thriving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems,” and we’ve designed an impactful and interactive conference experience unlike anything before. When you arrive, expect to be blown away by our Preconference training courses, BIG Summit’s international matchmaking program (in partnership with the U.S. Department of State), four powerhouse keynote presenters, the Seattle innovation spaces and city tour, and of course our much anticipated networking events throughout conference with ecosystem builders from around the globe.

Last but not least, we would like to challenge our attendees and encourage them to share their experiences at conference with the world! Building a thriving ecosystem involves more than just a few individuals, it involves an entire community of entrepreneurial influencers willing to connect with other game-changers on a local and international level. So share your experience through The Exchange, social media, with your friends and colleagues and take what you learned back to your community and enrich it with the possibilities you discovered at ICBI31.

Our goal during March 25th – 29th is to enhance international collaboration, instill confidence into ecosystem builders within big or small communities, and create a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide through amazing entrepreneurship centers like yours.

Annual conference has been an InBIA staple event for over 30 YEARS and we wouldn’t want you to miss our best year yet. Check out the journey of an attendee experience with our infographic below.

Let’s see you in Seattle!