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Changing the Game in Worcester

Our annual business conference.


OCTOBER 20, 2017    |    7:30 am – 1:30 pm




Game Changers Business Conference

Presented by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, this half-day event introduces innovators, investors, and developers who are funding, disrupting, and supporting the region’s start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Morning Keynote Speaker   |   Congressman James P. McGovern

Since his election in 1996, Congressman McGovern has been widely recognized as a tenacious advocate for his district including growing jobs, supporting innovation and the entrepreneurial community, and retaining the region’s talent and growing the workforce.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker   |   Anthony Consigli

Anthony Consigli is the fourth generation to lead Consigli Construction Co., Inc., a Milford, Massachusetts-based construction company founded in 1905. Consigli, a $1 billion company, employs more than 800, serves prominent academic, life science, healthcare, institutional, corporate, landmark restoration and federal clients throughout the Northeast.

Consigli’s portfolio is known for its construction of 21st century-driven facilities for living, learning, research and recreation as well as our expert restoration of 25+ national landmarks. Notable projects include the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum, the Boston Public Library and multiple projects at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bowdoin College.


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  • 7:30 am Registration

  • 8:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Game Changer Awards

  • 9:15 am - 9:30 am Keynote Address

  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Coffee Break


  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Innovation Showcase

  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am Panel Discussions - Session 1

  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break

  • 11:00 am - Noon Panel Discussions - Session 2


  • Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker

    Attendees will have a choice of workshops.

Workshop Session 1 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Workshop Session 2 | 11 am - 12 pm

Innovation Showcase

Worcester was recently named one of the top ten emerging start-up hubs in the country by TechNet and the Progressive Policy Institute. And, with more that a dozen co-working, incubator, peer support groups, and world class colleges and universities, we’re not surprised.

This “Show and Tell” for grownups is an opportunity for the Worcester business community to gain a glimpse of what’s going on behind the walls of some of the most innovative companies, colleges and start-ups that exist – anywhere.

This showcase will feature what area entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other have been working on – what’s ready to roll off their assembly line, a latest prototype, the science that’s growing in someone’s lab, and any other innovation that is of interest.

The showcase will be located in the Great Hall for the duration of the event: 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

During coffee breaks and in between sessions (7:30 am – 8 am; 9:30 am – 9:45 am; 10:45 am – 11 am) attendees will have an opportunity to walk around to the various exhibits.

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Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester

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PRICE PER PERSON  | Breakfast Only: Member Fee – $35; Non-Member Fee – $55

Lunch Only: Member Fee – $55; Non-Member Fee – $75

Breakfast & Lunch: Member Fee – $75; Non-Member Fee – $100

Panel Registration Only: FREE – Space is limited!  Registration strongly encouraged.

*You will be redirected to the Chamber of Commerce website where you will be able to register and pay for your ticket. If you are not a Chamber member, click “Not a Member” on the following screen to continue registration.