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CableLabs Innovation Boot Camp Spring 2024

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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 unique 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.

TOPIC:  Next Level Reliability — At each Innovation Bootcamp we select a topic to explore and challenge attendees to apply their new innovation skills to real-world opportunities. We will dive deep into service continuity, reliability and what it means to take networks to new levels of quality of service as a meaningful differentiator in the future.

Why Attend?  

  • Challenge your thinking on innovation and learn new skills.
  • Apply those new skills right away in small teams.   
  • 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: April 29-May 3, 2024 (with virtual meeting Zoom kick-off on April 25) – Full agenda below

Where: CableLabs Headquarters | 858 Coal Creek Cir. Louisville, CO 80027 This is a fully in-person event.

Cost: $1,350 per person 

  • Cost includes most meals, field trips, materials and a curated Innovation Toolkit. 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 are within walking distance from CableLabs Headquarters. 

Registration Deadline: April 16, 2024

CableLabs members-only event. 

Questions: events@cablelabs.com



NOTE: The next time Innovation Boot Camp will be offered is Fall 2024, to be held October 14-18 and will be an in-person event at the CableLabs Louisville, Colorado headquarters. If you prefer those dates 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
    • EVENING Dinner and Group Activity
    • 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!
    • EVENING Dinner and Group Activity
    • 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!"

“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."