Do you like problem solving in teams? Are you creative? Want to help create solutions to our world’s biggest challenges?
If yes, then make sure to sign up for SECON 2013’s structured networking events and tackle the world’s biggest challenges with talented peers from across sectors and the world.
Update on Feb 5: Networking events are now full! Thank you to everyone who has signed up! You will be receiving a confirmation email by Feb 6
The SECON leadership team is proud to present a new series of networking events that will enable participants to forge deeper, more purposeful connections by working on projects together during the conference. Three events over two days will bring participants together in small groups to tackle a challenge in the Social Enterprise space by:
- Identifying root causes to the world’s biggest challenges
- Proposing innovative solutions for the causes of that challenge
- Pitching ideas for social enterprises that execute on the proposed solutions
Groups will identify challenges in the following content areas:
- Energy & Environment
- Social Enterprise
By joining with other attendees to create an innovation team, you will have the opportunity to wrestle with challenges in the social sector together and form meaningful bonds.
Sign up here by Friday, February 8th to join us in launching these structured networking events at SECON 2013!
If you missed the Networking webinar, listen to a description of these opportunities and networking best practices here.
Root Causes Session (Saturday, 2:15-4:00)
The Root Causes Session brings cross-sector participants together to work on the audacious challenge of defining the root causes of the world’s largest problems. Using the “5 Whys” question-asking technique from the Toyota Production System, facilitators will work with groups of participants to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying the biggest questions in our content tracks.
Visual scribes will facilitate and record each question chain by creating a mural that represents the key takeaways from the discussion. The results of this brainstorming session will be used during the Crowd Sourced Solutions and Turbo Pitch sessions on Sunday.
Crowd Sourced Solutions Session (Sunday, 9:45-11:00)
Building on the question chains generated in the Root Causes Session on Saturday, the Crowd Sourced Solutions Session is designed to bring together participants to generate proposed solutions to the root causes of the world’s biggest problems.
Turbo Pitch Session (Sunday, 3:15-4:30)
Building off the solutions generated in the Crowd Sourced Solutions Session earlier on Saturday, the Turbo Pitch Session is designed to bring participants together to form a concept for a Social Enterprise to execute on the proposed solutions to the world’s biggest problems.