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CableLabs Innovation Boot Camp Fall 2023

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Innovation Boot Camp Fall 2023 is sold out. The 2024 bootcamps are scheduled for April 29-May 3rd, 2024 and in the works for October 2024 (date TBA).  Both will be in person in Louisville, CO.   If you would like to be put on a early notification when registration opens, please email events@cablelabs.com  

Ignite Your Innovation Leadership!  

Innovation Boot Camp is a weeklong, 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, President and CEO of CableLabs, as well as keynote speaker, author, and host of the longest running podcast in history.

At this event, we explore new ways to envision, operate and optimize complex networks and experiences with the assistive technology of generative AI (GenAI) natural language interfaces and other AI systems. This next chapter of AI and its GenAI large language models (LLMs) could open new pathways to create new opportunities and solve tough problems with lasting impact for Cable Industry Networks and customers served.  Bring your curiosity and let’s find out!

As a bonus, you will also learn new collaborative GenAI ideation methods to open new levels of creativity and build vital innovation skills for your career.

Why Attend?  

  • Challenge your thinking on innovation and learn new skills.
  • Apply those new skills right away in small teams on the topic.
  • Go from “inspiration” to “pitch” in one week.
  • Receive live coaching from Phil and other expert speaker/coaches.
  • Accelerate your “time to innovate” with a customized innovation toolkit.
  • Build relationships and educational opportunities beyond Boot Camp. 

Dates: September 11-15, 2023 (with virtual meeting Zoom kick-off on September 7) – Full agenda below

Where: CableLabs Headquarters | 858 Coal Creek Cir. Louisville, CO 80027 (In-Person)

Cost: $1,350 per person 

  • Cost includes most meals, field trips, materials and a curated Innovation Toolkit you take back with you to your company or home. This kit contains the materials, resources and tools you’ll need to build your innovation practice at Boot Camp and beyond.  
  • Travel/Lodging NOT included, recommended hotels within walking distance from CableLabs Headquarters.

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2023

CableLabs members-only event. 

Questions: events@cablelabs.com



NOTE: Innovation Boot Camp is held approximately every 6 months in either in-person or hybrid formats. If you are interested and would like to be placed on the early notification list, please contact events@cablelabs.com and we will email you when pre-registration opens for the event.


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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 - Ranking Ideas
      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
    • Graduation/ WRAP UP 12:00 - 1:00pm MDT


"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."

"It's well organized, extremely interactive, and I learned so much from just one week."

"Bootcamp helped me improve my professional skills and make amazing connections in the process."