The Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter of PDMA is proud to bring you interesting, educational, and entertaining events. Our programming spans a variety of topics for product developers with the intention to provide something for everyone, be you new to product development or a seasoned professional. Every event is structured to encourage collaboration between presenter and audience members. We value the opportunities to meet, collaborate, and learn from others in our community. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

    Please see below for a list of upcoming events. For a full description and to register for upcoming events, click on the event title. If you are not a current chapter community member, you will be prompted to join the chapter and then can proceed to registration.


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    Innovation Forums

    Our Innovation Forums are free, monthly sessions that outline best practices in New Product Development. Presenters are professional innovation practitioners who share their real world experiences. We use our MEETUP site as a platform for communicating and scheduling our Innovation Forums.

    Topics speak to the entire product development lifecycle across a broad spectrum of tangible, digital, and service product offerings in both B2B and B2C markets - and encompass various technologies, manufacturing processes, materials, supply chains, quality systems, and distribution channels.

    Networking is always fantastic at our Innovation Forums!  We host our Innovation Forums in great settings, and you can expect to have meaningful conversations with other innovation professionals along with delicious snacks and refreshing beverages. For a list of upcoming and past events please visit our MEETUP page.


    Cincinnati Tri-State Annual Conference

    This one day conference is held anually to deliver the opportunity to hear Innovation experts speak on a range of topics including product development, innovation, ideation, and business strategy.  Each Annual Conference features a nationally renowned keynote speaker who is an expert in his or her field. Breakout sessions are held throughout the day to provide hands on collaboration with presenters and your peers.

    The Annual Conference also includes a trade show with sponsor booths.  Sponsor companies showcase their products and services that support your innovation success.

    The Annual Conference is designed for busy regional NPD professionals who have limited time, but must stay up to date on the latest innovation techniques and processes. We welcome comments, questions, and sponsorship inquiries regarding our annual conference. Please contact any board member.


    Product Camp Cincinnati

    Product Camp Cincinnati is a free, all-day, user-driven and collaborative "Un-Conference" for product development practitioners. It's a productive session where product professionals learn the latest developments, discover new ideas, and network with their peers. As an "Un-Conference", Product Camp Cincinnati is organized by attendees for attendees so you get the most out of your time spent. Typically held on Saturdays, PDMA sponsors Product Camps all over the world. 



    Your local PDMA chapter sponsors what is possibly the best design show in the USA. This annual DAAPWorks event is a design expo at the university of Cincinnati's top-ranked School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)  that highlights the creative output of each year's graduating class at the end of the Spring term.

    In addition to the amazing design exhibits and networking reception, we also bring relevant thought leaders to speak on product development topics. The 2016 event featured inspiring talks by executives from Autodesk and Facebook. 

    Look for invitations to next year's event in early 2017. Hope to see you there!

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