Innovation Accelerator Roundtable Sessions



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?

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?

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:

  1. Innovative Projects/Ideas submitted
    During the Summit’s Call for Presentations (deadline: November 9, 2018), prosepective presenters are able to submit an Innovation Accelerator Presentation proposal. These proposals describe innovative projects that the submitter will prepare to share about in a roundtable setting. Submissions include fully-baked projects 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.]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.