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2017 LCI Congress Highlight Reel

2017 LCI Congress Highlight Reel

More than 1,500 Lean professionals attended 2017 LCI Congress to capture and leverage the Lean advantage, making the 19th annual event our biggest yet! The week of LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20, followed a similar structure as years past—with training days, the core program and Gemba day. However, in addition to the usual program, the 2017 LCI Congress planning team implemented many new ideas as well.

A few firsts from 2017 LCI Congress!

  • LCI Congress attendees submitted feedback via the conference app for breakout presentations and the top five rated presentation teams were invited to a Sendoff Reception with Karen Martin, Thursday’s closing keynote speaker.
  • To accommodate the growing need for Lean education in both technical and soft skills, the planning team offered 30 training courses (eight courses featuring new content to Congress) and broke an LCI Congress record by doing so. Check out the Tuesday training photos!
  • Lean Coffees are a staple of LCI Congress, but this year we added an Owner’s Only Lean Coffee to give owners a chance to discuss the unique issues they face.
  • Our top sponsors were invited to a Meet and Greet with our Wednesday morning keynote, Patrick Lencioni
  • The Owner’s Perspective Panel Thursday morning was led by three women: Liz Fikes, Procter & Gamble, Thursday morning keynote; Mandy Hansen, Seattle Children’s Hospital; and Karin Henderson, Cone Health.
  • The Constructrr Podcast had an official set up for attendees and speakers to share their takeaways from LCI Congress. Listen to Karen Martin discuss “clarity” in the first podcast of the 2017 LCI Congress series here!

More highlights – keynotes, new research and breakout sessions

Patrick Lencioni excited the crowd Wednesday morning with his enthusiasm regarding team dynamics. He also stuck around after his keynote speech for a private book signing and discussion with the top 2017 LCI Congress sponsors. After Patrick left the stage, the 2017 LCI-funded research made its debut by conveying metrics geared to establish a benchmark of performance and identify the impact of Lean methods on design firms. See photos from the Wednesday plenary session here!

As the Thursday morning keynote, Liz Fikes, Procter & Gamble, shared her experience leading supply chain redesigns and delivering millions of dollars in capital project executions. Karen Martin, leading authority on Lean management, closed the 2017 LCI Congress core program by emphasizing the importance of clarity to optimize your organization’s performance level. Check out the Thursday plenary photos here!

The Wednesday morning and afternoon breakouts, along with the Thursday morning and afternoon breakouts, provided attendees with Lean tools and techniques that can be applied to challenging, real-world projects. Check out the photos and “a-ha” moments LCI Congress attendees posted to the conference app’s Interact feed here!

LCI Congress wrap-up

LCI would like to send one last THANK YOU to the 2017 LCI Congress planning teamsponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees for making this year’s event a huge success! We will see you in 2018 for our 20th annual LCI Congress in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 15-19!

Check back next week to learn how you can use LCI’s Target Value Delivery publication as a practitioner’s guide to implementation!

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