Some of the Makers at the Upcoming BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit

Some of the Makers at the Upcoming BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit

(Video: MAKE’s Dale Dougherty at the BIF-6 Summit from 2010)

Another BIF is coming soon, BIF-7 (September 20-21, 2011), and as is usually the case, they’ve got more than a couple of makers among their list of storytellers. Here’s what BIF is all about:

Now in its seventh year, the BIF Summit has earned it reputation as “one of the top 7 places to watch great minds in action” (according to Mashable). The summit provides participants with the space to be curious and crazy, get inspired, and collide with unusual collaborators. A shoe designer learns innovation processes from a car designer. A police officer teaches a business guru about transforming industries.

I had a look at this year’s lineup, and there were a few folks who jumped out at me that I think would be of interest to makers. If you see any others in the list, point them out in the comments:

BIF has extended a 10% discount to you all as well. The promotion code MAKE11 gets you 10% off registration. BIF-7 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 and Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Trinity Rep in Providence, RI.

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