Two and a half thousand years ago, Socrates said that the unexamined life wasn't worth living. He encouraged man to seek the unknown and, in a modern paraphrase, think outside the box. These words have guided generations of humans after him and still resonate today - especially in contemporary societies throughout the globe-- and especially in the United States and Canada.
Because the world is governed by new ideas and our advancement as a society depends upon them, we decided to launch the National Innovation Conference, where global thinkers, leaders and doers can come together to present their ideas worth sharing to an audience thirsty for knowledge. As an organization, we believe that Innovation or kainotomia has been a central component of the Greek experience over the centuries and ranks as a core Greek ideal that we not only promote, but espouse.
The inaugural NIC conference was held in Chicago in June 2010 with a dozen corporate titans, philanthropists and giants in their respective fields, coming together to talk about their passions—and share them with over 500 gathered guests from throughout the nation.
NIC has no real agenda or mandate other than to provide a conducive forum for like-minded people to exchange their radical ideas. Like the Athenian agora of two millennia ago, we seek to provide a space for thoughts and ideas.
NIC isn’t for everyone… It’s for people who want to listen and learn… people who want to be provoked and be inspired. It’s for people who are interested in changing the world.