Virtually Amazing: Reimagining online interaction through serious fun
How to harness our collective courage and creativity when we’re together but apart? Can we turn videoconference constraints into opportunities for reinventing interaction?
In this intensely participatory session we will help you re-imagine virtual engagements to radically enrich events at-a-distance, promoting a low-carbon, low-budget, high-energy way to stimulate creative engagements and co-production of knowledge, changing organizational cultures from within.
We will build on our experiences with recent online sessions for the Red Cross, the World Bank, the BMW Foundation, the German Government, SalesForce and Columbia University, addressing topics ranging from disaster preparedness to global health and from parametric insurance to anti-racism.
Join us to learn how playful tools like “Cartoonathon” , “All Caps RANT”, “Headlines”, “Hip Hop Generator” and “Face it!” can help you awaken the attention and imagination of your event participants, redefining how digital platforms can bridge people and teams – changing the world from the inside out.
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Global Catalyst, League of Intrapreneurs
Environmental Defence Canada’s Green Champion of the Year and winner of the Spirit of Lord Michael Young Award, Marjorie Brans has obsessively wondered: “Can any type of market economy be reconciled with deep care for the planet and all of its creatures?” Seeking an elusive answer, she has hunted for clues on five continents in multinational corporations, venture capital funds, tiny social businesses, and charities. To recruit and train fellow explorers for the quest, she co-founded four nonprofits that meet at the intersection of economic, social, cultural, and environmental transformation and is now working full-time on COVID humanitarian response. Despite their tired feet, Marjorie and her co-travelers suspect the answer is “yes.”
Pablo Suarez is a visiting fellow at Boston University, honorary senior lecturer at University College London, and artist in residence at the National University of Singapore. He is also associate director for research and innovation at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. He has consulted for the UN Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the World Bank, Oxfam America, and about twenty other international humanitarian and development organizations, working in more than 60 countries and running sessions from rural Ethiopia to the White House and from NASA to the Vatican. His current work involves creative approaches to risk management – ranging from self-learning algorithms for flood prediction, to collaboration with artists and humorists to inspire thinking and action. Pablo holds a master’s degree in planning, and a Ph.D. in geography.
Stuart Mills is VP Ecosystems (International) at Salesforce – Helping Salesforce’s International teams pull together our Ecosystem of Trailblazers so we can all offer more #Dreamjobs and re-skilling opportunities. Jobs helping companies and customers come together. Jobs & careers of the future, in which changing the world is everyone’s business. Passionate about Trailblazers and increasing the positive, transformational, impact of business and sport. Love solving the most complex of problems and building the greatest of teams. Imagine… if we could activate the potential of everyone.