About The Annual Meeting

The NAI Annual Meeting is the premier arena where academic innovation and entrepreneurship is recognized, honored and cultivated.

The Ninth Annual Meeting will be held April 89, 2020 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. Join us as we bring together innovative thought leaders from organizations worldwide who are making a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society. The Annual Meeting features stimulating presentations and networking and culminates in the formal NAI Fellows Induction Ceremony.

We aim to honor and empower the world’s brightest innovators and professionals by creating powerful connections between them, generating a momentum that will enhance and transform our innovation ecosystem. 

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

 NAI Annual Meeting Room Block – $209 USD/per night

Discounted $10.00 daily Resort fee

Daily housekeeping gratuity $4.00

Address: 5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd Phoenix, Arizona 85226

Phone: (602) 225-0100

NAI group room block will close on March 11, 2020!

Book your group rate for NAI Annual Meeting 2020

2020 NAI Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Coming Soon

Supporting the NAI Annual Meeting is an unparalleled opportunity to connect personally with the academic industry’s innovation influencers and decision makers!

Contact [email protected] to learn more and reserve your sponsorship.


Past Meetings

In 2019, more than 450 individuals attended from worldwide universities and organizations. Attendees include senior leadership from universities and not for profit research institutes; interdisciplinary researchers and stakeholders; technology commercialization officers; deans, faculty, students, and many more.  View the 2019 Meeting Recap

Click here to view all past programs

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For more information on the Annual Meeting contact Autumn Silas at: [email protected] or (813) 974-3738