The Edison Awards is thrilled to bring its annual event to Fort Myers, Florida, April 21-23, 2021. The conference will begin Wednesday evening with an opening reception at the former winter home of Thomas Edison. Thursday will be a day of educational sessions and conference activities, culminating with the 2021 Best New Product Awards™ ceremony and gala in the evening. Enjoy a relaxing day on Friday with educational "field trips" in the Fort Myers area.

Note: Schedule details are subject to change.
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April 21
Welcome Reception


An opening reception will be held at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates on Wednesday evening. All registered guests are invited to attend. Get to know fellow attendees and start cultivating connections. In the long history of the Edison Awards, we've seen many new collaborative relationships arise following a chance meeting at one of our events, leading to fruitful and profitable new ventures. We encourage you to participate and make the most of the experience.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901

April 22 (Daytime)
Meet the Innovators Forum & Innovators' Showcase


Participate in executive-level networking and presentations involving a spectrum of innovators and experts with topics ranging from water to space. Connect with your fellow innovators and view nominated products and services included in the Innovators' Showcase. Award-winning journalist Miles O’Brien will host the daytime events and Edison Achievement Award honorees Jennifer Holmgren and Reinhold Schmieding will speak. Attire: Smart/Business Casual.

Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater
1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

April 22 (Evening)
Edison Awards Gala


Celebrate with fellow innovators while we recognize and honor the best in innovation and innovators. The 2021 Edison Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners will be announced and the prestigious Edison Achievement Award will be presented to Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech and Reinhold Schmieding, President and Founder of Arthrex. Attire: Black-tie preferred.

Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater
1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

April 23
Breakout 'Field Trips'


Wind down on Friday with fellow attendees during several breakout field trips to different locations within the Fort Myers area. Experiences will include a behind the scenes tour of Babcock Ranch, a community designed as a research and development hub for clean energy methods, and an environmentally focused boat ride on the Caloosahatchee River. Stay tuned - plans are still being established and may change.