If you take innovation seriously, you likely know all about the TED Conference that happens in Long Beach every spring. One of the offshoots of TED is TEDx which brings this same type of event to local communities.
In my case, I got to attend TEDx in Huntsville Alabama. Siemens puts a lot of value on innovation so while I didn't go for work, it certainly put me in the right frame of mind to be innovative when I got back.
There were quite a few interesting presentations and I wish I could get them all in this blog. Rather, I'll just close with some idea generating Youtube videos and this: If you or your company values innovation, I’d definitely recommend you attend a TEDx conference. The cool ideas, originality, experience and energy are likely to help you with your own innovation.