Continuous Improvement and Innovation Symposium

October 17, 2019
10:30AM - 3:00PM
GlobalFoundries, Essex Junction, VT
1000 River Street, Essex Junction, VT (GlobalCenter) (map)

Please join VMEC and other Vermont continuous improvement and innovation enthusiasts at this unique networking and learning event!   The purpose of this special VMEC Manufacturing Month Event is to connect, stimulate and learn. This Symposium is an opportunity to see what’s happening right here in Vermont.

Symposiums like this one, in years past, have brought together hundreds of people from Vermont business, educational and government communities to share their knowledge and experiences, and improve capabilities.  Come be a part of this unique and valuable event this year!

This Continuous Improvement and Innovation Symposium is a combination of poster session, networking and focused learning.  Please pay special attention to the notices below regarding:

  • GlobalFoundries entry requirements,
  • your registration requirements (you/ your team MUST create and bring a poster to be present for the event),
  • and poster title

Poster Session/networking Teams display and discuss their use of a variety of Continuous Improvement and Innovation methods to address a problem or strive for a future state.  Examples of projects include the use of Structured Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Strategy Deployment, Six Sigma, Innovation Systems and more.  We suggest that you bring at least two (2) people from your team so that you can take turns discussing your poster and walking around to talk with other teams about their projects.  

Focused Learning The event will also include 2 scheduled times when experienced practitioners will share and lead discussions on yet to be determined topics. Stay tuned! 

There is no fee to attend this event, but registration is required and you MUST bring a poster  Your “ticket” for 2 to 4 team members is your poster highlighting the continuous improvement or innovation method you used to learn and move toward your challenge.  Don’t worry if you think your example isn’t “good” or isn’t “complete”. The symposium presents an opportunity for you to both showcase your team’s work AND get coaching from a knowledgeable and interested audience.

Registration is requested no later than Tuesday, October 8  When you register, please include the names of your team members who will attend, plus the “title” of your poster (up to 4 team members per poster and there is no limit on the number of posters/ teams per company) in the “Comments” field.

To comply with GlobalFoundries visitor registration, please also indicate if any of your team members are non-US citizens and if so, their nationality, in the form’s “Comments” field.

Poster guidelines and sample layouts to get you started can be found at this link. A complete agenda will be finalized and posted on this event page approx. 10 weeks before the event takes place on October 17.

For more information contact:

  • Carla C. Wuthrich VMEC Professional Manufacturing and Business Growth Advisor,, (802) 734-1227
  • Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing and Training Manager,, (802) 793-2078
  • Patricia Giavara, VMEC Assistant Director,, (802) 279-6103