Workshops

Ideas + Collaboration
Facilitator: Nicole Sheldrake (Vancouver Innovation Camp)
Time:
November 4, 2010 – 11:30am-12:15pm
Participation:
Conference Pass Holders Only (FREE)
Description:
Why are ideas like measles, cheese and fairies? And what does that have to do with creativity anyway?
Creativity starts with an idea and one way of getting a new idea is to connect unrelated things. But it doesn’t end there. Creativity also takes the next, extraordinarily difficult step of actually creating something of value in the real world. This fast-paced, interactive workshop will give you the tools and encouragement to take the next step in your creative or entrepreneurial venture. You learn to generate ideas collaboratively and practice skills such as rapid prototyping, learning from failure and adapting to change through hands-on activities – no lecture. It’s also a fun opportunity to meet like-minded people and build community.

Action + Planning
Facilitator: Ben Kadel (Emotus Operandi)
Time: November 4, 2010 – 2:30pm-3:15pm
Participation: Conference Pass Holders Only (FREE)
Description: If you want to get something done, you need a plan, right? But how do you keep the planning itself from becoming the biggest obstacle to actually getting anything done?
Come to this fun, interactive session to learn the tools for balancing big picture vision with concrete, on-the-ground action to make real progress towards important goals. Learn how to create an action plan to keep you and your team motivated, moving and on-track.