Fall Fusion: A Combination of Education + Networking

September 05, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Ace Cafe
100 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801


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Fall Fusion: a combination of education + networking

You asked & we listened! We value our members and their input. Survey results asked for afternoon education sessions, downtown with more networking time, so we delivered! Fall Fusion is a combination of a full hour of EIC geared education following by networking at Ace Café – the newest downtown Orlando venue.

Topic: Thinking Differently

Do you ever wonder why most of your best ideas come to you in the shower? Have you ever pitched a new idea to watch it diluted or killed as it moves through the processes? Ever wanted to know how Walt Disney came up with the idea for a Disneyland or how Netflix completely revolutionized the movie rental industry? Or perhaps found yourself amazed at how some companies develop killer insights that enabled them to break into major new categories. Building on some 25 years of experience with The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Vice President of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan Wardle creates an engaging keynote presentation that will not only answer these questions but leave you with a new set of easy to use tools, to enable you to take on your challenges in new and different ways that deliver tangible results. 

 About The Speaker:

Duncan Wardle

Having worked for The Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation and creativity consultant. Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for The Walt Disney Company, a team of creative ideation and innovation catalysts. Disney's Innovation & Creativity team works across all the Disney corporate divisions. (e.g. Disney Parks, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films, ABC, ESPN, Animation & Imagineering) as both "creative ideation consultants” and “cultural change agents;” designing engaging, collaborative ideation forums and a creative problem solving, design thinking process, that capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas. Prior to heading up Creative Inc. Duncan held the posts of Vice President, Global PR for Disney and Vice President International Marketing & Sales for Disney Parks around the world. Over the last three decades Duncan has served in an executive role for The Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai. In 2008, he was honored with the “Outstanding American Citizen Award" at the White House and in 2014 he was awarded an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University. He also holds the Duke Edinburgh Gold Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.

Submitted for approval for 1 CU Hour for Domain G: Meeting or Event Design *EIC Pending Approval

About the Venue:


Ace Cafe London, the iconic lifestyle brand, was established in 1938 in London, England, and is the most-celebrated motor diner on the planet. Over the decades, the Ace’s popularity has grown, and today it serves as the charismatic pit stop and gathering place for the global motoring and rock ’n roll community. More than just a cafe, the Ace is a shared identity, and a vital point in a culture that will continue to thrive and evolve in the years to come. Ace Cafe Orlando is a full-service restaurant and bar, a cafe, a live music and special event venue, a motor-inspired art gallery, a retail shopping experience, and sits on a prime 3-acre site in downtown Orlando. This motor-centric destination also includes a Dainese D-Store, a BMW Motorcycle Dealer & Showroom, EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals, and two acres of parking to host daily motorcycle and car meets & events. By Fall 2017, the world-famous Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ will also open onsite.

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    Early Bird Rate   Regular Rate
8/21 - 9/4
at noon
  Late/Onsite Rate
MPI Member
Preferred & Premier Level
  $45.00   $50.00   $55.00
& Essential Level
  $55.00   $60.00   $65.00
Student /Faculty Member   $10.00   $10.00   $10.00


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