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CableLabs Innovation Boot Camp Spring 2023

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Innovation Boot Camp is sold out. If you would like to be put on a waitlist, 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, author, syndicated radio show host and President and CEO of CableLabs. Prior attendees have expressed their “JOY” for the all-virtual format, thanks to its efficiency of time, lack of a travel requirement, focused learning and fun, interactive workshops. 


At this event, we’ll go beyond traditional pattern recognition and predictive forms of AI to explore the various meanings, challenges and opportunities associated with emerging forms of AI. These facets of AI are more collaborative and generate new content in the form of text, images, video, audio, AR/VR environments and more. This next chapter of AI could have a profound impact on cable industry networks and the customers we serve — enhancing and challenging the way we live, work, learn and play. Bring your curiosity, and let’s find out! As a bonus, you’ll learn new collaborative AI ideation methods to open your own channels of creativity.

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.

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.
  • Join our community of innovators to foster relationships and educational opportunities beyond Boot Camp.

Dates: April 24-28, 2023 (with Zoom kick-off April 20) – Full agenda below

Where: From your own home or other location of choice! This event is virtual on Zoom.  

Cost: $850 per person 

Cost includes an Innovation Toolkit that will be shipped to your preferred location prior to the event. This kit contains the materials, resources and tools you’ll need to build your innovation practice at Boot Camp and beyond.  

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2023 

CableLabs members-only event. 

Questions: events@cablelabs.com


NOTE: Innovation Boot Camp Fall 2023, to be held September 11-15, will be an in-person event at the CableLabs Louisville, Colorado, headquarters. The cost is $1,400 per person. 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."