Bandimere Speedway: Workplace as Fuel for Innovation

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community for an innovative and high-octane learning event. Team up with inspiring global thinkers and doers during this full day workshop at the historic ​Bandimere Speedway to explore the parallels between drag racing, team collaboration and innovation.


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm – Schedule At-A-Glance

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Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street, Denver, CO
Time Description Speaker(s)
7:30 am - 8:10 am Registration / Coffee & Morning Snack

Pick up your registration credentials, grab a cup of high-octane coffee and meet the group.
Convention Center, Room 207

Kate North
8:10 am - 8:30 am Welcome & Overview – Fueling Workplace Innovation

Experience WE first-hand and learn how this super-charged day will take your workplace acumen and confidence to the next level. Key take-aways: Learn from experts, collaboration self-assessment, build a toolbox, team collaboration and competitions; not to mention an amazing venue and immersive experience at the Speedway.

Kate North
8:30 am - 9:00 am Workplace Innovation & Car Racing

What’s more important – speed or the removal of friction? View an eye-opening presentation on the correlations between your work team and a race team.

Steve Monaco
9:00 am - 10:00 am Test Your Collaborative IQ

An interactive workshop that unveils a Collaboration Toolkit: Get into a higher gear of self-awareness and team dynamics and learn how to leverage new collaborative technologies.

Peter Smit & David Slight
10:00 am - 10:30 am Depart from Convention Center to Bandimere  
10:30 am - 11:45 am Arrive at Bandimere Speedway: Photo Ops & Facility Tour

Start your engines! Capture the moment with a few pics with drag racing cars and get a behind-the-scenes tour of this landmark facility – dedicated to performance & speed.

Steve Monaco
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch & Learn about Racing Teamwork

Enjoy a hearty meal and listen to thrilling stories of victory and defeat from a champion drag racing team.

Special Guest TBD
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Team Discussions

Demystify common workplace dilemmas that slow down innovation. Share current obstacles and speed bumps in a group setting – time to use your toolbox!

WE Facilitators
1:50 pm - 3:20 pm Design Charrette:

Time to team up and roll up your sleeves. Collaborate with a real world challenge that requires strategic thinking and a plan to execute your innovative workplace idea.

Chris Hood & Arnold Levin
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Break  
3:40 pm - 4:15 pm Team Innovation Competition

The classic Soapbox Derby competition started in 1934. Teams of eight will join together – collaborate to innovate(wood car kit includes a few monkey wrenches!!).

Steve Monaco & Kate Lister
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Award Ceremony

Recognize top performance teams from the Design Charrette and soapbox car competition. Special prizes await for you.

Kate Lister
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Capturing Feedback & Ideas: Prepare to Win Kate North
5:30 pm Depart back to the Convention Center  
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Optimaze WE Social Hour

Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street, Denver, CO

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