AGENDA FOR THE GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT
The agenda of the Summit features a unique blend of expert discussions, case stories, breakthrough methodologies, practical tools, hands-on application, and inspirational vision.
The Summit is not a passive event; your participation matters. Most discussions will be "in the round" without a formal stage. Most activities will involve live interaction in a creative process. The agenda is geared toward intensive relationship-building, practical implementation, real-time "making" of solutions, and design-based modeling. You will learn, bond, build, and create together with your peers. You will experience a unique environment that is designed for you to learn about ecosystems while creating one in real life.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Welcome and Introduction to the Summit
Opening Keynote Interview
Design Lab #1: The Rainforest Master Plan.
All participants will be assigned to small teams in a massive real-time, hands-on “laboratory.” Every individual will get to build their own ecosystem. And they’ll also work on designing solutions for tough systemic challenges offered by their peers.
Food & Evening Event: Celebration of Art & Innovation.
A live indoor street festival featuring the most talented and provocative artists, musicians, performers, poets, and others from Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
Meet other ecosystem builders from around the world. Have a blast doing it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Keynote Case Study
Design Lab #2: Ecosystem Mapping
Conversation #1: Design.
Our “Conversations” feature highly-interactive discussions among guest speakers and the audience. Our goal is to recreate the feel of an acoustic in-the-round concert, but with ideas instead of music.
- Design of Teams That Transact
- Innovative Problem Solving
- Learning By Design
- Case Studies: Design of Startup Ecosystems
Networking Lunch with User-Generated Discussions
We allow participants to create their own mini-events at the Summit. People can organize discussions around topics, geographies, tools, case studies, or whatever else they can come up with.
Case Studies: Designing Ecosystems
We feature a high number of real-world Case Studies this year. Ecosystems are being built everywhere, but what actually works? Come and learn about successes and failures, as told by real practitioners from around the world.
Conversation #2: Capital
- Capital at Scale: Creating Ecosystems
- Funding New Players: Emergence in Ecosystems
- Making Money Matter: Investing for Impact
- Case Study
Design Lab #3: Ecosystem Prototyping
Everyone at the Summit gets to be an ecosystem architect. All teams will create 3-D models of a real-world solution to a difficult systemic challenge. You won’t just talk about ecosystems. You will build them, in real life.
Ecosystem Design Gallery
The conference becomes a living gallery featuring over 50 ecosystem prototypes, tackling a wide variety of global challenges. You will get to share your creativity and ideas with everyone else. You will get to “see” ecosystems as you’ve never seen them before.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Conversation #3: Leadership
- Triumph Over Crisis
- Inclusive Leadership
- Case Studies in Leadership #1
- Case Studies in Leadership #2
Closing Keynote Conversation
Awards and Closing Ceremony
Hear and meet the winners of the world’s leading awards for ecosystem building: The Rainforest Recognitions.