The goal of the PDMA Carolinas chapter is to help businesses increase and realize their innovation potential. The chapter brings its community value by providing opportunities to learn new ideas, approaches, and best practices from world-class organizations as well as to network with peers through events and meetings throughout the year where the users (new product development practitioners), not just keynote speakers and gurus, take center stage.  For more information on the chapter, visit www.pdma.org/carolinas.

Continuing Education Credits
Attendance at this conference qualifies as 8 PDHs toward maintaining your NPDP certification

Conference Location

NC Biotechnology Center
Research Triangle Park,  NC

15 T W Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27703


Parking is free and readily available at the Center.


Vine Previews of the NC Biotechnology Center:

Very easy to find, just off 1-40, then Hwy 147.  Located in RTP, it is very convenient to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.  The drive into the facility is an experience in itself:  https://vine.co/v/hQFe1l6xrPl

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Conference Committee

Conference Chair
Jeffrey Phillips, OVO Innovation

PDMA Carolinas Chapter President
Nheeda Enriquez, Ally Financial

Programs Committee
Sue Burek
Claire Juliette Beale
Ed Vargas, Shurtape
Barbara Arzonico

Student Affairs/Student Competition
Doug Powell, Leap Insights

Catherine Phillips
Peter Stewart, Moore and Van Allen

Ty Hagler, Trig Innovation
Kausar Hassan, Cisco
Mark Brooks, Railinc
Scott Burleson

Steve Josey, Railinc
Bruce Harned, Marketfit Associates
Adam Nathan, NC State