Design solutions to solve big problems and seize new opportunities at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Innovation Design Summits. Each summit will be focused on a different mission-critical issue to the Alliance network, and all will call on participants to roll up their sleeves.
This is not a conference. Innovation Design Summit participants will bridge sectors and silos, collaborating to build solutions that can be adopted and accelerated by individual organizations and the Alliance network. Unlike a conference where you typically sit and listen to lectures on a preset agenda and set of topics, the Innovation Design Summits will get you out of your chair. While at the summits, you will work with other participants on core design challenges that you want to address, and you’ll work alongside your fellow “designers” to research, generate ideas, and test and refine solutions. Participants will receive a design portfolio that includes all of the solutions developed at the summit. After the summit, the Alliance will vet and select the ideas that have the greatest potential, and it will deploy resources to partner with summit participants and the Alliance network to bring the ideas to life.
Innovators Travel in Packs: Bring Your Community Team
The Innovation Design Summits will feature what the French call “esprit de corps”—a sense of unity, common interests, and responsibilities developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, or enterprise.
Participants will work on complex problems for which diversity of thought, knowledge, and perspective will we generate the best solutions. So bring a team: Diverse members of your staff, community stakeholders, and anyone you work with that’s invested in finding new solutions to the challenges we will be tackling. But don’t worry if you can only come alone. You will connect with your peers and work collaboratively.