Most Innovative New Product Awards @ Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Most Innovative New Product Awards, CONNECT’s largest and most prestigious event, attracts more than 700 of the region’s top business leaders, researchers and capital providers. CONNECT continues its tradition of honoring San Diego’s celebrities of innovation along with the groundbreaking new products launched in the last year. The MIP awards is to San Diego’s innovation industry what the Academy Awards® is to the movie industry.

This year over 100 companies were nominated and competed in the rigorous judging process, 25 finalists have been chosen but only 8 will walk to the podium. Be there in person on Dec. 4 as CONNECT reveals the winner in each of the 8 categories.


Table Sales for the 2014 MIP Awards Dinner now open!


DATE: Thursday, December 4, 2014

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

TIME: 5:00pm – 8:30pm

5:00-6:30pm // Finalist Exhibit Hall opens
6:30-8:30pm // Awards Presentation and Dinner


Individual Seats:

$200 Members | $240 Non-Members

Table of Ten:

$1,800 Members | $2,200 Non-Members


Register Here!
Industry Roundtables Presents: Philosophy of Leadership @ UCSD Extension
Dec 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am




Industry Roundtables Presents

Philosophy of Leadership:

High engagement, higher performance, and a culture of accountability


Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Time: 7:30am-9:30am

Venue: UCSD Extension, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego, CA, 92122

Cost: $20 for CONNECT members; $40 for non-members


About the speaker:

Chris Van Gorder

President & CEO, Scripps Health

As president and CEO of Scripps Health, one of America’s most prestigious health systems, Chris Van Gorder presided over a dramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to a dominant market position. While hospitals and health systems nationwide have laid people off or are closing their doors, Scripps is financially healthy has a “no-layoffs” philosophy and is recognized as one of the nation’s top employers. How did Scripps do it? Join us as Chris Van Gorder shares his remarkable story and lessons in leadership from his new book, The Front-Line Leader, in an intimate format with a presentation and open Q&A.