2nd Annual Silicon Valley Social Innovation Leadership Forum 2013 (SILF 2013)
Learn. Connect. Collaborate.
Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium and Board Chambers
Santa Clara County Office
70 West Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110
In Spring 2012, San Jose State University hosted a highly successful Social Innovation Leadership Forum with its partners: Altis Solutions, The City of San Jose, Global Green Village, Hewlett-Packard, Social Enterprise Alliance – San Francisco Chapter, and Step-Up Silicon Valley. The Forum brought together over 120 nonprofit, corporate, community, education, entrepreneur and student leaders to explore how innovation and an innovation-centered leadership approach can help these leaders tackle society's most pressing challenges. As a result of this forum, partnerships between participants were created, and collaborative projects geared towards alleviating poverty in under-served neighborhoods were begun.
The 2013 conference, attended by 250 innovators and leaders from various sectors, continued the conversation from last year and helped the innovators of Silicon Valley come closer to achieving one common goal: providing social change in San Jose and giving relief to the social problems in our community. This Forum embraced the "Unconference" theme, or Open Space Technology, in which participants are engaged in selecting topics of interest. Unconferences have been extremely successful in bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to self-organize topics of the greatest interest to the group, with an emphasis on interaction, discussion and collaboration. This model encourages collaboration across sectors to find innovative solutions to local social problems.
We are already looking forward to next year's forum and we hope to see you there!
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