The SCIM network of international business partners holds an annual Global Innovation Summit at the Sedona Headquarters, where leaders from the business, government and private sectors can discuss cutting-edge research and products, share strategies and inspirations, and collaborate on new businesses and emerging industries. The inaugural GIS in November 2016 brought together more than (100) business leaders from 12 countries for interactive networking sessions in which they were able to share their projects and innovative business techniques. SCIM was able to provide 20 translators to bridge the language gap and help the participants connect. Events included a Gala celebration of the opening of the college, and the 30-year anniversary of the Asian Classics Input Project, the research division of SCIM, which employs refugees at their input centers in Asia to digitize and translate the thousands of decaying ancient texts which become the foundations of the SCIM trainings.