We've invited some of the most dynamic speakers from throughout the continent to share their unique stories and "ideas worth sharing." Speakers will also spend time engaging with the audience during the networking breaks throughout the day. See the complete speakers list here.

elena2 Elena Laquatra
PeterPolydor Peter Polydor
JohnRoa_2015-21 John Roa
Gus Kalaris
athan2 Athan Stephanopoulos
pyatt Amb. Geoffrey Pyatt
arianna Arianna Huffington
FoodPanel-collage-final Food 2.0


More than a dozen panelists from various walks of life and experiences will participate in three engaging panels dedicated to Food (this ain't your papou's diner anymore), Outstanding women slaying in the #MeToo era and breaking the stereotypes of business, education, science and social entrepreneurship. See the complete list of panelists and panels here.


For the first time ever, we’re developing programming for the younger generation. Introducing Camp NIC for kids, twelve years old and under.  This special program will include activities in the arts, sciences and cooking, featuring experts in each field and unique experiences. Camp NIC registration is complimentary for kids whose parents are registered in the conference. See details here.

SpirosLoi Cooking with Chef Maria Loi
Kosta0062 (1) Art with Kostas Kiritsis
WE LOVE IT! Greek dancing with Anthoula Katsimatides
Vivian Chemistry and science with Vivian Panou


We've created an action-packed schedule with numerous events and programs that will enable participants from throughout the nation and world to meet and network with other like-minded people. See the complete schedule here.


Panel Discussion at 2018 NIC Conference to Explore Evolution of Greek Food and Beverage in North America

Eight of the continent’s most innovative and successful food and beverage entrepreneurs will come together on the main stage at the Greek America Foundation’s National Innovation Conference in Philadelphia for a panel discussion called “Food 2.0.” Greeks have evolved from immigrant stall-owners in the markets of North American urban centers and pushcart fruit vendors into […]

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2018 National Innovation Conference Schedule

We’re proud to release the schedule for the 2018 National Innovation Conference, which features an exciting line up of speakers and panels of experts and leaders from various fields. Saturday, May 5, 2018 Temple University Performing Arts Center 1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 9:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast 10:00 am: Official Opening […]