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Global Innovation Summit
October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm$40 – $300
The Global Innovation Summit is a conference that brings together business owners, thought leaders, change-makers, and entrepreneurs to discuss, challenge, and learn about innovation in a cross-disciplinary environment.
This year’s focus is on sustainability—a word with many facets, that is far too often used as a blanket description. We invite you to challenge and define sustainability as it relates to individual industries and as it relates to socio-cultural, economic, and ecological initiatives. Engage-in interactive talks with audience-generated content, join-in hands-on workshops with resources as takeaways, and connect with industry experts in an accessible, open forum. Let’s go beyond the conversation and take the first steps to break barriers, build relationships, and forge a better future.
50% of the ticket profits are being donated to participating nonprofits, the other half is reinvested so we can create an even bigger impact next year through new programming, grants, and resources.
How: Our programming flows on 4 tracks with various activities and speakers to encourage more engagement opportunities in smaller clusters.
- A traditional speaker track with Q&A
- A workshop track that is focused on providing an interactive and tangible takeaway
- A salon track that is focused on guided conversations facilitated by experts
- A design sprint track to demonstrate tools for facilitated thinking and problem-solving
By providing various spaces for different forms of collaboration, participants can feel comfortable working together to challenge and define how sustainability and innovation really manifest for others and themselves. We are able to provide this robust programming through the support of sponsors, speakers, and advocates. We will have the nearly finalized programming schedule published early next week.
Why: With social innovation at the center, we strive to build an accessible platform to engage, connect, break down echo chambers, and welcome all vital participants of the community – not just those who are already the most present. This diversity and communication is the first step to implementing real innovation that starts on a local level and works towards a sustainable future on all levels. Understanding is the foundation of collaboration.
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