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FEI USA: Front End of Innovation
October 19-21, 2022
Encore Boston HarborBoston

October 19-21, 2022
Encore Boston Harbor,

FEI Brings Innovation Back to Boston

To those who joined us in September, thank you for being a part of the the innovation reunion this Fall. As we look to the future, save the date for the next gathering of the innovation community - October 19-21st at the Encore.

Attend FEI in Boston with Confidence

We plan to require all participants and support staff to provide proof of full vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours of arriving at the event. We are finalizing the details of how this will work and will share them as soon as possible.

FEI... What's New & Reimagined for 2021

Contactless Experience and Health & Safety

FEI have transformed the attendee experience to provide the highest level of heath and safety in accordance to government directives - we're doing everything we can to keep you safe and healthy!

OUTDOOR... workshops, networking & receptions

In addition to the cutting-edge content and stellar speaker line up, we have also added fresh air learning to the FEI 2021 program under a tent and located in gorgeous Encore’s outdoor garden and patio.

It's a WEEK-LONG Learning Immersion

Your FEI 2021 ticket also gives you access to more innovation content than ever before with the introduction of FEI Virtual

Networking, Networking, Networking!

After more than a year apart, we've added outdoor networking space, extended networking hours, speed networking sessions and more to maximize your networking experience. Plus, a networking app to accelerate your connections!

Start Up Fair!

We’ve partnered with MassChallenge to launch FEI's first ever Start Up Fair! You'll hear from the most interesting and successful start ups during spotlight pitch sessions, and have the chance to sit down and chat with the founders.

Young Minds Unite!

Introducing the Future Fair + Grads/Corporate Mixer. FEI has invited 10 students from the top 3 local universities to participate in workshops, offer their fresh perspectives and share what they're currently working on. 

Bonus Content!

Your FEI ticket gives you access to All Things Innovation, a jam-packed content hub featuring videos, presentations, reports and whitepapers on the topics you need to know, now. 

Access to the F*Up Club

Each month, FEI unites a select group of innovators to discus their stories on obstacles they've overcome and what they've learned in the process. It's all about turning failure into success!

FEI Virtual Only Pass

Not ready to travel? Are corporate policies preventing you from attending events? FEI offers a virtual-only pass so you don't miss out on any of the learnings!

FEI 2021 Topic Areas include:

A New Breed of Innovators on the Rise

Emerging Innovation Trends

Driving Transformative Growth

Accelerating Innovation

A Changing Material World

Planning the Automotive Future

Sustainability in Innovation

Innovation Leadership

Leveraging Data & Analytics to Drive Innovation


All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events will follow the ten Informa AllSecure priority commitments. Wherever applicable and possible, our events will also apply the fuller range of standards and guidelines described in the  Informa AllSecure guidebook.
In addition, our current plan is to require all participants and support staff to provide proof of full vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours of arriving at the event. Our #1 goal is to keep our team and our community safe.  We appreciate your support.  

FEI CONTENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - All Innovation. All the Time.

All Innovation. All the Time. Welcome Home.  Jam packed with both live and on-demand content, All Things Innovation is the ultimate year-round resource for R&D and Innovation leaders in the trenches. With constant connection to new content and new perspectives, you get the tips and tricks you need to stay agile and opportunistic in your approach to innovation, adaption, and disruption.


Level up your skillsets and stay up to date with the latest trends through a collection of innovation research, articles, industry presentation masterclasses, and more. 

The F*Up Club

All Things Innovation's success through failure forum recognizes that the primary difference between innovators who are successful and those who are not is the ability to fail and leverage that failure into a learning tool for success. 

Innovation Success Stories

One-on-one fireside chat sessions between clients and partners. Hear how real partnerships make innovation happen. 

FEI: Front End of Innovation... by the Numbers


Innovation Execs from Around the World


Client-Side Attendance


Countries Represented


Innovation Best-Practice Case Studies


1to1 Meetings Held in 2019


Cutting-Edge Suppliers

Priscilla Beal

Strategy & Innovation Thought Leader


I had the honor of speaking at the 2020 Front End of Innovation conference, coordinated by Informa Connect. Especially in “COVID times,” when so many people suffer from video meeting and conference fatigue, the steps to engage as an attendee, let alone speaker, can seem exhausting. NOT the case with Informa Connect. The entire team was proactive, flexible, highly professional and kind. I would engage them to manage a conference our team, department or function hosted without hesitation!