ETRIA’s TRIZ Future Conference 2013 took place in Paris, France on October 29-31, 2013. The event was organized by the Ecole Nationale d'Arts et Métiers (Arts & Métiers ParisTech) of Paris; ETRIA - The European TRIZ association; and was sponsored by CIRP, the international Academy for Production Engineering.
The conference gathered about 140 registered participants from many different countries. The event was pretty intensive: it featured 3 tutorials and 79 presentations in total including keynote talks and presentations at plenary sessions.
To help with relaxing a bit a very intensive 3-day program, the organizers provided top-notch lunches demonstrating fantastic flavours of French cousine, and the conference dinner was organized during a boat trip on Siene river to enjoy the lights of Paris at night.
Although the conference fee was a bit high this year (Paris has never been an inexpensive city), still the conference attracted a lot of people from both academia and industry, and I could clearly observe increase of interest in TRIZ from academia.
The next ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference will be organized on October 29-31, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. See more details to come at www.etria.eu