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If you are interested in visiting the Center for Innovation in person, you can attend one of our quarterly on-site tours. This two-hour visit is guided by a Center for Innovation staff member and includes a tour as well as an overview of our history, mission, team structure and work. It ends with a roundtable session with various members of the Center for Innovation multidisciplinary team where you have a chance to ask questions and learn about their roles.

We strive to accommodate individuals as well as groups during this time. Email us to register for one of our upcoming tour dates.

Upcoming tour dates Times
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 1-3 p.m. Central time
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1-3 p.m. Central time
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 1-3 p.m. Central time
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 1-3 p.m. Central time

The Center for Innovation team enjoys hearing from others and sharing our stories. While we try to accommodate special requests for individual or group tours, we are limited in our resources to do so. If you or your organization has specific goals and objectives that cannot be met by the experiences we have offered above, please email us and a member of our team will evaluate your request and respond to you.

Connect with us at Transform

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When you attend our Transform conference, you connect with a diverse and dynamic blend of innovators, leaders, designers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and business thinkers — all from inspiring organizations, design firms, technology companies, Web 2.0 startups, investment firms and universities.

Visit the Transform website to learn more about this multidisciplinary conference, its scheduled speakers, and its thought-provoking and inspiring ideas.

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Connect with us virtually

We have prepared a variety of tools for you to connect with us and learn more about how we are fulfilling our mission of transforming the experience and delivery of health and health care.

Douglas L. Wood, M.D., medical director of the Center for Innovation, shares the center's vision and strategy.

Barbara R. Spurrier, administrative director of the Center for Innovation, tells the story of how Mayo Clinic leadership recognized the need to continue innovating and transforming health care in the 21st century and launched the Center for Innovation in June 2008.

Lorna M. Ross, design director in the Center for Innovation, explains how the center is designing clinical experiences built around patients' needs, fusing design principles and the scientific method to serve as translators for ideas and possibilities.

Donny W. Dreyer, operations manager in the Center for Innovation, tells how he enables the operations of the center, where a diverse staff of more than 50 employees supports the important work of discovering new care delivery models.

Enjoy the video of our work environment, which is designed to support innovation and our methodology for discovery and collaboration.