Our proposed theme is “Cultivating Innovation”. For us, this means, unpacking “innovation” as a creative process. The questions that are guiding us as we explore the theme of cultivating innovation have been taking a deeper look into the practical side; how to recognize good ideas, how to nurture creativity, how to unleash good ideas, when to jump and when to stop and what the potential side-effects of innovation can be.
Our speakers will come from the local community as well as the Bay Area and the idea is to present the life cycle of new ideas from inspiration to implementation stopping along the way to talk about failures as well as successes. We will look at the sciences, education, development, arts and technology.