Lean Startup Conference Comes to New York & London

This guest post by Melissa Moore & Jennifer Maerz of Lean Startup Co. originally ran on Startup Lessons Learned by Eric Ries

Over the last eight years, we’ve learned that our Lean Startup community members are constantly searching for better ways to build and scale products. Whether you need advice on how to design a good experiment, how to get buy-in from your boss, or what key metrics to track to hold your team accountable, we’re here to help.

We’ve got two learning opportunities for you this spring:

Join us at Lean Startup Conference New York (May 10–11) in Brooklyn for an intensive two days of specialized corporate innovator education and networking. You won’t just hear inspirational and motivational talks (though we’ll have plenty of that!). More importantly, you’ll get effective how-to’s on the next steps for applying Lean Startup within your organizations. Our workshops and keynotes cover:

  • Connecting Lean Startup strategy to execution to avoid siloed efforts that fail to shift the organizational culture, with Lean Startup Co. senior faculty member Jonathan Bertfield
  • The importance of creating islands of freedom, with Lean Startup Co. senior faculty member Marilyn Gorman
  • Planning, tracking, and running experiments & framing teams’ work around innovation, with Sense & Respond authors Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
  • Exploring the key components of and strategies behind robust customer discovery, with The Startup Owner’s Manual co-author Bob Dorf
  • How Microsoft is making the change from traditional to Lean, with Cindy Alvarez
  • Unlocking your company’s innovation capital, with Launchpad Co-founder and Executive Chairman Jim Hornthal
  • How Lean design systems allow teams to move fast and scale design, with GE Digital Design Director Ken Skistimas and Carbon Five’s Courtney Hemphill
  • Lean concepts that helped the design transformation at Nordstrom, with Jyoti Shukla

Check out our initial New York program details here.

If you live closer to Big Ben than the Big Apple, we’ve got something else in store for you…

We’re holding the Lean Startup Summit London (June 13 & 14) during London Tech Week to bring our innovation training across the Atlantic, featuring seasoned Lean experts from Silicon Valley and around Europe. This summit will focus on the practical ways UK organizations in areas like fintech, cleantech, Lean Impact, and Lean enterprise continuously adapt and innovate for the long term through techniques validated in environments of extreme uncertainty.

Get the initial London program details here, including:

  • How to implement Lean Startup (a foundational workshop for newbies and a refresher for the pros), led by Lean Startup Co.’s Phil Dillard
  • Practical tools to set up, run, and measure innovation experiments, with the founder of the Business Model Canvas, Alex Osterwalder
  • Build a transformation roadmap for large organizations, with former Pearson SVP Sonja Kresojevic
  • Fireside chat on GE’s FastWorks journey — including how the company has developed, measured, and scaled the program to 250,000+ employees — with FastWorks Skills Director Sinéad Clarkin
  • Fireside chat with Pernod Ricard’s Head of Employee Development on how the beverage company embarked on a 1,000-day, Lean Startup-driven business transformation journey called “Project Ingenuity”
  • A practical guide to innovation accounting with The Corporate Startup co-author Tendayi Viki

As an attendee of either event, you’ll get an extra bonus: a virtual keynote by Eric Ries, along with a pre-publication copy of his latest book, The Startup Way, which focuses on the implementation of Lean Startup techniques inside large companies. Bring your burning questions for this interactive talk, and Eric will do his best to get them answered.

The Startup Way won’t be available to the public until October, but as an attendee, you’ll receive a special early conference edition of the uncorrected paperback proof, being printed especially for you this summer. Attendees will also receive the hardcover book in the fall.

We’ll have even more to announce in the next few weeks leading up to the event. We hope you’ll join us in New York and/or London to get the latest skills sets and techniques necessary for building a modern company.