Outside the Box!

May 1 - May 3, 2012

Why Innovation Is More Crucial in Challenging Times


As we move toward 2012, uncertain times also bring opportunities. History has shown that during recession, or early recovery, success and even survival depends on innovation and new ideas.

The Measuring Up conference, hosted by UCAR, will tackle how we can all develop opportunities and create success in the federal and not-for-profit sectors. How do we think “outside the box,” but within the budget? What fosters new ideas around regulation and compliance? And how best to promote creativity and inspire others?

Join the discussion on the Measuring Up 2012 Facebook group.

Speaker Showcase

Cliff Thomas

Cliff Thomas has extensive experience developing and managing all facets of organizational preparedness for industry, government agencies, and military organizations. Cliff has designed and managed preparedness programs in corporate environments and has consulted internationally on a wide range of preparedness matters.

Brett Baker

Dr. Brett M. Baker is responsible for directing a program of oversight audits and evaluations of NSF’s annual financial statement and the performance and financial aspects of NSF programs, activities, and awards.  Dr. Baker began serving as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) at the National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General in June 2010.

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