Opportunity Machine to Host Innovation Conference in Lafayette

The mission of the Lafayette-based Opportunity Machine is to grow business and entrepreneurship, create quality jobs, economic diversity, and regional prosperity. The organization is getting ready to host their new conference highlighting innovation, creativity, and forward thinking in the region.

The Opportunity Machine Innovation Conference is a three-day event taking place during National Entrepreneur Month, November 1-3, in Lafayette. The conference will feature over 40 speakers and panelists, networking events, pitch competitions, keynotes, and education sessions.

Topics will range from tech and engineering to marketing and community-focused. Speakers include: Chris Meaux, founder of Waitr; Nancy Kamei, program director of digital health and medical devices at the National Science Foundation; Joel Robideaux, Lafayette Mayor-President; and many more.

“Over the last two years we have hosted a trade show style event that gave entrepreneurs and startups a way to showcase their business to the Lafayette Parish community. We’ve seen a consistent increase in entrepreneur activity over the last few years, so we’ve decided to expand that trade show into a full, three-day conference,” said Destin Ortego, Director of Opportunity Machine.

Find the full conference schedule at ominnovationconference.org.