Bestselling author Steven Johnson will deliver the keynote address at this year’s INNOV8 Lafayette Awards Show luncheon on April 29.

The awards, a co-project of INNOV8, Lafayette's eight-day festival of innovation and creativity, and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, honor innovative products, programs, processes or services. This year's INNOV8 festival is April 23-30.

steven johnsonJohnson’s most popular work on innovation is the bestselling Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, which was a finalist for the 800-CEO-Read award for best business book of 2010 and ranked one of the year’s best books by The Economist. He has authored or edited other books celebrating progress and innovation and also is a contributing editor to Wired magazine and has written for several publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

His writings have influenced a range of fields from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. Johnson was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future. He offers keen insight into how ideas emerge and spread and how they affect the world today.

stevenjohnson book coverThe author's work on the history of innovation has inspired a six-part series on PBS: HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson, which debuts this fall. As the host of the series, he will explore the power and the legacy of great ideas, why and how ideas happen, and their sometimes unintended results.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cajundome Festival Ballroom. Click here to nominate a local innovator. The deadline is March 15.

Read about last year's winners here.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

feed-image RSS Feed
Loading
Chart
ABiz Stock Watch
o Home Bancorp 21.73 ▼0.21 (-0.95%)
o Frank's International 20.69 ▼0.07 (-0.34%)
o IberiaBank Corp 64.58 ▼0.60 (-0.92%)
o LHC Group 25.24 ▼0.06 (-0.24%)
o MidSouth Bancorp 18.52 ▼0.24 (-1.28%)
o Petroquest Energy 6.13 ▼0.04 (-0.65%)
o PHI Inc. 38.00 ▼0.37 (-0.96%)
o Superior Energy 34.69 ▼0.22 (-0.63%)
o Stone Energy 33.83 ▼0.65 (-1.89%)
o Teche Holding 71.82 (%)
o Facebook Inc. 74.71 ▼0.58 (-0.77%)
o Twitter Inc. 44.94 ▼0.15 (-0.33%)
o Gannett 34.19 ▼0.18 (-0.52%)
NYSE:HBCP

Home Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:HBCP] Last trade:21.73 Trade time:1:34PM EDT Value change:▼0.21 (-0.95%)
NYSE:FI

Frank's International

Company ID [NYSE:FI] Last trade:20.69 Trade time:2:27PM EDT Value change:▼0.07 (-0.34%)
NYSE:IBKC

IberiaBank Corp

Company ID [NYSE:IBKC] Last trade:64.58 Trade time:2:29PM EDT Value change:▼0.60 (-0.92%)
NYSE:LHCG

LHC Group

Company ID [NYSE:LHCG] Last trade:25.24 Trade time:2:30PM EDT Value change:▼0.06 (-0.24%)
NYSE:MSL

MidSouth Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:MSL] Last trade:18.52 Trade time:2:17PM EDT Value change:▼0.24 (-1.28%)
NYSE:PQ

Petroquest Energy

Company ID [NYSE:PQ] Last trade:6.13 Trade time:2:29PM EDT Value change:▼0.04 (-0.65%)
NYSE:PHII

PHI Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:PHII] Last trade:38.00 Trade time:2:25PM EDT Value change:▼0.37 (-0.96%)
NYSE:SPN

Superior Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SPN] Last trade:34.69 Trade time:2:29PM EDT Value change:▼0.22 (-0.63%)
NYSE:SGY

Stone Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SGY] Last trade:33.83 Trade time:2:29PM EDT Value change:▼0.65 (-1.89%)
NYSE:TSH

Teche Holding

Company ID [NYSE:TSH] Last trade:71.82 Trade time:4:03PM EDT Value change: (%)
NYSE:FB

Facebook Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:FB] Last trade:74.71 Trade time:2:30PM EDT Value change:▼0.58 (-0.77%)
NYSE:TWTR

Twitter Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:TWTR] Last trade:44.94 Trade time:2:30PM EDT Value change:▼0.15 (-0.33%)
NYSE:GCI

Gannett

Company ID [NYSE:GCI] Last trade:34.19 Trade time:2:30PM EDT Value change:▼0.18 (-0.52%)
Advertisement

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
ABiz
 
Advertisement
Advertisement