System driven innovation through education, training, & hands-on lectures and events

Our talks are customized, high impact programs that will energize and educate your audience on data-driven innovation and growth.  They are fast, fun, and highly interactive. Every presentation is packed full of the latest data and original research on how to create, communicate, and commercialize new ideas.  All talks are customized for the audience to “connect the dots” between the content and the issues specifically facing you, your company and/or industry. 

You will walk away motivated to get started and more confident in your ability to innovate.  You will not only learn how to create ideas, but how to identify the obstacles to commercialization and how to overcome them. 

 

Titles & Topics *

 
 
Doug Hall Keynote at AICC

Igniting Innovation

Ignite Innovation in Your People, Projects and Culture!

Everyone wants to do great work and innovate, but do they know how?  In this engaging talk, you’ll learn how to ignite innovation across your department, company and/or industry.  Built on research from 30 years, $25 Million in research, 25,000 ideas and 1,000s of Fortune 500 teams - this event will give you specific things you can do today to ignite innovation in your own work.  (Spoiler alert:  This session is high energy and action packed - with ah-ha’s and Eureka! moments that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about innovation.)

Your presentation at our Ocean Reef meeting exceeded expectations. I was especially impressed that you listened through the morning and tailored your presentation based on what you heard. Not everyone is that committed to results.
— Karen Horrell, Great American Insurance Group
 
Maggie Nichols presenting Innovation 101 workshop

Innovation 101

How to be Successful with Innovation even if it isn’t your day job

Innovation Engineering® is a new field of study taking universities and companies by storm.  It teaches students how to create, communicate and commercialize ideas - no matter their field, experience or job title.  In this interactive session, attendees will walk away with things they can do instantly up the ante on innovation no matter what role they play for the organization.

Your general session received an overall rating of 3.7 on a scale of 4!
— Credit Union Executives Society
 
Doug Hall keynote presentation on Innovation

Innovate Smarter

Lessons on Innovation from $25 Million of research on 25,000 Innovations

Ever wonder what the “secret sauce” is that makes some innovations fail and others succeed?  In this session, Eureka! Ranch reveals the results of 30 years worth of research and experimentation so substantial that it’s become a new field of study - Innovation Engineering.  You’ll learn what it takes to create 8x more ideas than classic brainstorming, how to use innovation to work smarter and how to predict the winners from the losers.

Doug was inspirational and really made you become engaged in what was coming up for the rest of the conference. He was very motivational and I could have listened to him twice as long.
— Attendee, CUES Nexus Conference
 
Maggie Nichols giving Innovation Keynote for March of Dimes

How to Lead Smarter with Innovation

Lessons in Innovation Leadership from the world’s #1 Innovation Team

Ever wonder what the “secret sauce” is that makes some teams successful innovators and others not?  In this session, Eureka! Ranch reveals the results of 30 years worth of research and experimentation so substantial that it’s become a new field of study - Innovation Engineering.  You’ll learn what it takes to lead a team to innovate more and faster, how systems thinking can liberate your calendar and your people and how to set strategy that motivates employees to deliver more.

You were “spot on” with your information and data. The audience was taking more notes than I have ever seen them before at a general session. You had some very serious stuff to tell us, and all of it hit home. My only regret is that you couldn’t stick around the rest of the weekend to hear how great you were from all of the attendees!
— Shepard Presentation, LLC
 
Relativity Whisky from Brain Brew Distilling

Brain Brew Ventures

The Gritty Real World of Disruptive Innovation

In this high-entertainment storytelling session, you’ll learn the front lines account of how Brain Brew Distilling created breakthrough system, business model, and product innovations that beat the category leader 3-to-1 and how you can use the same process to reinvent your own offerings.  We’ll share how they blew up the business model by crafting a premium spirit in 40 minutes. A feat that takes the competition 18 years to do! How they used 234 quantitative research tests to go from concept to in-market in less than 6 months and many other discoveries along the way. Brain Brew Distilling created a patent pending breakthrough system, business model and product innovations that beat the category leader 3-to-1. I’ll share how we blew up the business model by crafting a premium spirit in 40 minutes. (a feat that takes the competition 18 years to do!) How we used 234 quantitative research tests to go from concept to in-market in less than 6 months and the many other discoveries along the way. (This program is only presented by Doug Hall)

Your session was extremely well received and was rated a 4.65 out of 5! Thank you again for opening our minds to the extraordinary possibilities we all have... You’ve helped us understand how important it is to follow every creative impulse... and to free ourselves from self-imposed limitations in order to realize the power of imagination.
— Vice President, Global Marketing Resources, The Gillette Company
 

*Eureka! Ranch is not limited to these titles and topics. All of the above are suggested.


Speaker's Bios

Doug Hall Innovation Speaker

Doug Hall

Doug Hall is an inventor, researcher, educator, and craft
whiskey maker. He is the founder of the Eureka! Ranch,
Innovation Engineering Institute, and Brain Brew Custom
Whisk(e)y. He has been named one of America’s top
innovation experts by Inc. magazine, The Wall Street Journal,
Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO magazine, and the CBC. His book
Jump Start Your Business Brain was named one of the 100
Best Business Books of All Time by 800-CEO-Read.
Doug is unique among authors and speakers in that he writes
and teaches from personal experience.

Unlike others who “preach but don’t practice,” Doug
is a hands-on inventor who helps multinational corporations,
medium- and small-size companies, governments, and nonprofits to find, filter, and fast-track big ideas. You may not know him - but you probably use his inventions. A study found that the average US home uses an average 18 products or services that Doug has helped invent or reinvent.

A chemical engineer by education. Doug held the title Master Marketing inventor at Procter & Gamble - shipping a record 9 new products in 12 months. For his pioneering work turning innovation from an art into a reproducible science Doug was awarded a Doctor of Laws from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Doctor of Engineering from the University of Maine.

Unlike others who “keep their methods secret,” Doug
is dedicated to enabling innovation through his books, keynote
talks, courses, and innovation universities for corporations.

Doug's keynotes are customized, high impact programs that will energize and educate your audience on a data-driven system for innovation and growth. They are fast, fun, and highly interactive. Every presentation is packed full of the latest data and original research on how to create, communicate, and commercialize new ideas. All keynotes are customized for the audience to "connect the dots" between the content and the issues specifically facing your company and/or industry.

Maggie Nichols Innovation Speaker

Maggie Nichols

Maggie Nichols joined the Eureka! Ranch in 1999 after graduating from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. After reading an article about the Ranch during an Entrepreneurship class, she decided that the Eureka! Ranch was the place where she was going to work. Months and dozens of pestering visits later, Founder, Doug Hall, finally acquiesced and Maggie’s been part of the ranch ever since.

She started as an Apprentice Inventor working on innovation projects along side Doug Hall and the team. After a short stint working on internet strategy at a large corporate bank, she moved to Oxford, England where she supported Eureka!‘s European efforts. In 2005, she returned to the US as Vice President of R&D while also, continuing to oversee innovation projects. In those years she helped to pioneer the development of Innovation Engineering.

In 2009 Maggie was named President & Chief Operating Officer - not only leading the team at Eureka! Ranch and the Innovation Engineering Institute, but helping C-Level Executives around the world guide their employees and teams through innovation. She has served as innovation coach and educator to some of the world's largest companies and non-profits including American Express, Humana, March of Dimes, and P&G. In Summer, 2018 Maggie was named CEO & President of Eureka! Ranch.

Maggie is a self reported introvert, but when it comes to Innovation Education and Leadership you’ll find her passion makes her talk fast, furiously and incessantly providing an incredible energy to any event.

Maggie is a Miami University (that is Ohio) graduate who is married to her college sweetheart, Brian. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their two kids.

 

Maggie & Doug are only 2 of our potential speakers and facilitators. Click HERE to learn more.


Content & Pricing

The cost for Eureka! Ranch lectures and events is based on time, travel, content, and speaker. Have no fear we have content and pricing for all events and budgets.  We love nothing more then talking about innovation and training others in a new way of thinking.

From breakfasts & lunches to break out sessions, workshops, and keynote talks we are happy to work with you to help ensure your attendees walk away ahh'd by what you brought to them.  Just give Corie Spialek a call at +1 513.271.9911 or email her at CorieS@EurekaRanch.com today!