On behalf of the members of the Edison Awards Steering Committee, the Judges of the 2012 Edison Awards, and the entire Edison Awards
Team, we offer our hearty congratulations to the 2012 Edison Award Winners! A record number of nominations was received this year, leading to the presentation of more than 100 Awards at the Gala Ceremony on April 26th in New York. For a full list of this year's winners, click here
Innovator's Showcase a Big Hit
To help mark the 25th Anniversary of the Edison Awards, event organizers planned an Opening Reception & celebration on the eve of the Awards Gala. The reception, sponsored by applepeak and OnStar, offered guests a sneak peek at the expanded Innovator's Showcase, which featured dozens of displays hosted by 2012 Award winners. Throughout the evening and the following day's Meet the Innovators Forum, attendees were able to visit the displays and learn about the fascinating new innovations being showcased.
In this photo, Amanda Boxtel, the ambassador for Ekso Bionics, leaves her wheelchair behind as she demonstrates the remarkable Ekso, which enables her to walk independently.
Forum Explores "Future of Next"
Innovation in Education Panelists;
Ali Velshi, Chris Anderson, Paula Gangopadhyay, Tom Stat and Kelli Campbell
Tom Stat, Chairman of the 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee (2nd from right), welcomed the audience to this year's Meet the Innovators Forum and introduced the program moderator, Andrea Kates. Kates, founder of the Business Genome project and author of "Find Your Next," played host to the prestigious speakers and panelists who offered their views on topics ranging from new retail frontiers to medicine to education, and everything in between -- all with a view of how future innovation will continue to shape the world we live in. Click here to view the full agenda and speaker bios.
Chris Anderson Honored
Chris Anderson, Curator of TED, was honored during the Awards Ceremony with the 2012 Edison Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation, marketing and human-centered design throughout their careers. In addition to Anderson, Steve Jobs was also honored with a posthumous Edison Achievement Award.
Click here for a brief video in which Chris shares his views about the value of innovation.
Event Photos Now Available
We invite you to view photos of our two-day event here
. More photos are being added daily, so check back often.
Pictured at right is the team from CBS Ecomedia
, winners of a Bronze Edison Award for their EcoAd Program.
More content, including videos of the Panel discussions and interviews with Awards Finalists, will be posted in the coming weeks. Bookmark the Edison Awards Channel
Winners, Take Note
If you were among the lucky winners of a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award this year, be sure you're leveraging your win to its full potential. The Edison Awards can help you with a template press release
and other suggestions, such as using the Winning Seal
on your website, in your marketing materials and product packaging.
For additional ideas, refer to the Finalist Kit sent to you earlier, or click here
. You may also consider ordering additional Awards
for the members of your team to help you share in the celebration of your success.