Don’t miss out on the #1 global conference on product development and innovation management. You will experience over two and a half days of focused content along with the brightest minds of expert practitioners, academics, and consultants.

    Address the most challenging issues affecting your day-to-day product development and management work. Engage in information sharing, group learning, and career-building networking in a dynamic educational environment.

    PDMA Competitive Edge Conference leverages industry-leading education and programming created by product professionals, for product professionals.


    What the Competitive Edge Conference Delivers

    Focus and integrated activities in all areas:

    • 3+ days packed with content and opportunities
    • 10 general sessions including an outstanding keynote!
    • 5 conference tracks a track designed to exceed everyone's expectations
    • 30+ education workshops and sessions to hone your professional skills
    • 500+ product development and management professionals to connect with
    • 10+ hours of career-enhancing networking

    Featuring programs included in the All-Access Pass:

    Product Chapter Leadership Program

    NPDP Certification Prep Workshop

    Innovation Maturity Model — Corporate Application Workshop

    Outstanding Corporate Innovator Awards

    2-Day Research Forum

    Get more! Add on these great options:

    Exclusive Executive VIP Backstage Pass

    M-HUB Tour — Visit Chicago's HOT Manufacturing Innovation Hub

    Second City Improv Workshop Chicago's real deal! Perfect for teams. 

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