Upcoming Events

March 29, 2018
  • Thu



    13th Annual Innovation Celebration

    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Parkland College - Student Union: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821

    We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration in recognition of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University's economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our community.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    5:30 – 8:30 pm

    Parkland College - Student Union
    2400 West Bradley Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61821


    The awards have been established to recognize the various ways in which individuals and organizations have utilized innovation, creativity, and leadership for entrepreneurial endeavors and economic development in the community. Please nominate as many people/organizations as you would like. Nominations are open to the public and will be accepted through 5 PM on January 24, 2018. 

    - RSVP link: 
    - Nomination link: 

    RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. 

    Nominations will be viewed and judged by a panel of past winners, sponsors and community & university leaders. Finalists will be announced in early February 2018. 

    Innovation Celebration is hosted by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignParkland College, and community sponsors.

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