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CableLabs Innovation Boot Camp Spring 2022

Ignite Your Innovation Leadership! 

Innovation Boot Camp is a week-long “hands-on” intensive workshop for anyone who wants to be more creative, influential and impactful—and armed with breakthrough ideas. This leadership training is based on the FIRE framework for innovation developed by Phil McKinney, author, syndicated radio show host, and President and CEO of CableLabs.

For the first time, we will be hosting the event LIVE from CableLabs headquarters in Louisville, Colorado, in our brand new hybrid training center.  You’re welcome to join us for the “in-person” OR “virtual” experience. Either way, it’s fast-paced focused learning and fun interactive workshops.

Our topic for April 2022 Bootcamp Make the Versa-Verse Work!   It’s a timely topic with so much in the news about various “-verses” and technologies like AR/VR, blockchain and avatars extending our experience of reality. In this Bootcamp we go beyond the hype and look deeper at how the Cable Industry can advance versatility, performance, security and other attributes required for a great experience across emerging “-verses”.   

We’ll host expert speakers and allow small teams to dive deeper to discover breakthrough ideas that can advance cable industry efforts around this topic. In-person attendees will go on a topic-related field trip as part of the extended hours’ experience.

Why Attend? 

  • Challenge the way you think about innovation and learn new skills.
  • Apply those new skills right away in small teams.
  • Go from “inspiration” to “pitch” in 1 week.
  • Receive live coaching from Phil and expert speakers/coaches.
  • Accelerate your “time to innovate” with a customized innovation toolkit.
  • Join our community of innovators to foster relationships and educational opportunities beyond Boot Camp.

How to Attend? (select 1 of 2 options):

  • OPTION 1:  In-person – Join us at CableLabs Louisville, Colorado office to experince our brand-new hybrid training space. Covid safety protocols and processes will be in place.
  • OPTION 2: Virtual – Join us on Zoom only.

 How Much Does It Cost?

  • Member In-Person: $1,250 per person(includes extended hours with Phil, coaches and speakers, additional on-site materials and most meals/snacks)
    • Travel/Lodging NOT included, recommended hotels within walking distance from CableLabs Headquarters.
  • Member Virtual: $750 per person (includes regular hours – see agenda below, at-home tool kit materials and other goodies)
Each attendee receives an Innovation Toolkit that you’ll need to build your innovation practice for Boot Camp and beyond. Certificate of Completion suitable for framing provided.


CableLabs members-only event. Limited spots are available.

Registration Deadline: SOLD OUT


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    Expert Speakers

    Featuring multiple engaging keynote speakers and live coaching with Phil McKinney, President and CEO at CableLabs

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    These workshops include the following:
    Challenge Topic & Discovery, Understanding Customers, Prototype Workshop, Lean Canvas, Multiple Ideations and The Powerful Pitch Workshops.

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    Innovation Pitch Panel

    On the final day of Innovation Boot Camp, you will pitch to a panel of battle tested innovators who will ask critical questions and provide priceless feedback to you and your team.

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Speakers and Coaches


    • Afternoon Innovation Boot Camp Kick off and FIRE Framework
      Keynote: Phil McKinney
    • Morning Problem Talk and Challenge
      DISCOVERY Panel
    • Lunch 12:00 - 1:00pm MDT
    • Afternoon Afternoon Activity
      Group Ideation
    • MORNING "In-Field" Activity to help understand customers better
    • LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00pm MDT
    • AFTERNOON Afternoon Activity
      Problem Statement Mastery |
      Keynote: Phil McKinney
    • MORNING Morning Activity
      Group Ideation
    • LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00pm MDT
    • AFTERNOON Afternoon Activity
      Execution and the 7 Laws of Innovation |
      Keynote: Phil McKinney
    • MORNING Morning Activity
      Prototype Workshop
    • LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00pm MDT
    • AFTERNOON Afternoon Activity
      The Pitch |
      Speaker: Erin Weed
      Prepare Your Pitch!
    • MORNING The Pitch Panel
    • LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00pm MDT
    • AFTERNOON Ask Phil Anything | Keynote: Phil McKinney


“Opened my mind. Got rid of a lot of old bad habits of ideation. Very impressed by how well a 100% online Innovation Bootcamp was organized."

"The event was a huge confidence builder in addition to teaching many skills. Fantastic experience all around!"

“What is important is that the bootcamp broke that fear of trying to innovate and helped me create a systemic process for my ideation."

"The program was well put together and organized. The expertise of the speakers and coaches was very valuable. The program has made me look at things differently going forward."