Meeting of the Minds

Looking for a place outside of your box to think? There's plenty of room in the desert. The 10th annual Innovative Thinking Conference kicks off in Scottsdale, Ariz. this February, featuring big thinkers such as author Kurt Vonnegut, futurist Jim Taylor, Shell Group's scenario planning pioneer Arie de Geus and Harley-Davidson vp Clyde Fessler. The two-day outer-office experience, sponsored by SHR Perceptual Management, challenges corporate execs to innovate in areas such as product development, change management, global branding and other weighty topics.