It seems fitting that in less than three weeks, hundreds of innovation professionals whose ideas are always percolating will convene in the city that never sleeps.

The 2015 Edison Awards, which honor new products, services and business leaders, will open this year’s celebration with a Meet the Innovators Forum. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. at the New York Academy of Sciences, located on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The program will include presentations and panel discussions involving a wide spectrum of innovators and experts. Presentations by both of this year’s Edison Achievement Award winners will be featured:

The Innovators’ Showcase will be held in conjunction with the Forum, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy a hands-on look at nominated products. Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to visit with dozens of Edison Award Finalists, who’ll be displaying their winning products and services and sharing their experiences.

The evening’s Gala at the historic Capitale ballroom, an elegant black-tie evening, recognizes and honors the best in innovations and innovators. The highlight of the program is the announcement of the Edison Awards’ new product and service innovation winners. In addition, the Edison Achievement Awards are presented.

Get perspective on the finalists in the dental field, a new category in the Edison Award lineup, in the current Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine: