Do you have an innovative project you’ve been wanting to undertake, but you need to find other participants? Have you developed an innovative practice that could change the world if it were to spread, but you need help figuring out how to spread it? Do you see an area desperately in need of innovation, and you want to explore what can be done with other people who see the same need? Are you interested in just showing up for conversations in which you can help develop sustainable purchasing innovations with other movers and shakers? If YOU ANSWERED YES, YOU WILL LOVE THE INNOVATION ACCELERATOR’S DISCUSSIONS ABOUT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS THAT ARE READY TO BE LAUNCHED, JOINED, EXPANDED, OR REPLICATED! Here’s how it works:
- NOW: Submit Innovative Projects/Ideas During the Summit’s Call for Presentations window (deadline: Feb 12th), anyone can submit an Innovation Accelerator Presentation proposal. These proposals will describe innovative projects that the submitter will be prepared to share about in a roundtable setting. It can be a fully-baked project that the presenter is looking for feedback on, a brand new idea that the presenter is looking for others to help develop, or something else. [Projects should be non-commercial or pre-commercial in nature.]
- BEFORE THE SUMMIT: Projects Selected for the Accelerator Sessions The Summit Planning Committee, together with SPLC Staff, will select as many as thirty proposals to be included in the Innovation Accelerator Sessions at the Summit. Every proposal selected will be one that the Committee and Staff believe merits the creative thinking that the Summit’s attendees can offer.
- AT THE SUMMIT: Attendee Participation Summit Attendees will be able to review the roundtable topics in advance of the Summit. Once on-site (or possibly in advance using a mobile or online app), attendees will be able to claim a seat at a roundtable with a topic of interest to them during each round of the Accelerator sessions. Topics will be repeated more than once so that attendees can attend more than one topic and so that presenters can engage more attendees than can fit around a table at one time.
- AFTER THE SUMMIT: Report-Outs We will provide a note-taking sheet for each roundtable so that one of the participants can take notes on the outcomes of the conversation. These will be collected, compiled, and reported back out to all attendees. In the spirit of Chatham House Rule, the report-outs will not attribute ideas or outcomes to specific individuals. Interested parties will be able to follow-up with a topic’s presenter for more details or to get engaged.