Announcing The Frontier: Innovation in Industrials Conference

New Conference Intends to Break Down Silos and Connect Global Leaders

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Most conferences are designed to change minds—this one was created to break barriers. The Frontier: Innovation in Industrials Conference is a new, annual event aimed at connecting leaders, strategists and entrepreneurs across industries who want to transform the future. The Frontier will cross boundaries, disrupt the status quo and bring people together to not only talk about what’s next, but collaborate to make it happen. This year, the conference will take place in New Orleans, LA April 12-14, drawing energy and inspiration from the city’s unique spirit and culture.

The big industries—like energy, water, agribusiness, aerospace, manufacturing, chemicals and transportation—have experienced tremendous change in the last decade. Confronting obstacles related to safety, security, environment and price sensitivity, each has fought to find ways to improve and optimize while keeping an eye on innovation. The Frontier will bring top-talent together to solve big problems and share solutions to catapult their industries into the future.
“Innovation is ushering forth a new age for industrials,” said The Frontier Co-Founder Hank Torbert. “There is no better time than now for us to bring the key influencers together.”

The Frontier is designed for founders, Heads of Innovation, VPs of Strategy or Product Planning, C-level executives, scientists, entrepreneurs, finance professionals and everyone in between. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other industry disruptors, venture capitalists and creative problem solvers, be inspired by keynote speakers and collaborate with others in breakout sessions throughout the conference.

To learn more about The Frontier Conference, visit Space is limited and prices will increase incrementally leading up to the conference. To purchase tickets, visit

About the Founders:
The Frontier was concepted by Hank Torbert, Kirk Coburn and Tim DeSilva. Hank is an executive and private investor focused on identifying and supporting emerging technologies for industrials. Kirk is a professional surfer, the founder of SURGE Ventures, the top ranked accelerator and seed investor for energy entrepreneurs, and an active energy technology angel investor. Tim DeSilva is a brand architect, a founder of Culture Pilot, and helps co-curate human-centered experiences such as TEDxHouston and Visualized NYC.


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