Our sister organisation Innovation Edge will be hosting the second Think Future conference from 14-16 October in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

What is Think Future?

A 2.5 day unconventional event focused on innovation for early childhood development. It brings together a mix of people from diverse industries, cultures and geographies to explore urgent and relevant challenges.

What can you expect from the event?

You can expect to participate in unconventional talks; discuss the global forces impacting our current and future realities; participate in small-group sessions; connect with interesting like- and unlike minded people; explore new ways of thinking and problem-solving, and co-create innovative ways to build strong foundations for SA’s youngest citizens.

Innovation Edge team members (from left) Nicole Biondi, Lyndsey Petro, Erika Wiese, and Sonja Giese.

Why should you attend Think Future?

The event offers attendees the opportunity to:

  •  Connect with interesting people
  • Explore new ways of thinking and problem solving
  • Help co-create innovative ways to build strong foundations for our youngest citizens
  • Discover some practical ways of thinking about the future while making a positive impact today
  • Be a part of a playful, interactive, surprising, challenging and grounded event

DGMT CEO David Harrington addresses Think Future audience.

Can’t afford the ticket cost?

Not to worry, Think Future is an inclusive event and the organisers understand that not everyone can afford the full or partial cost for the event, which is why they have a sponsorship option. Anyone who is wanting to attend but cannot afford to can follow the application process here and provide a short motivation explaining why they want to be part of the event. It is however important to remember that not all entries will automatically be given sponsorship, opportunities are limited and are not guaranteed.

Do More foundation consultant and ECD activist Pam Picken in a heated discussion at Think Future.

What if I can’t make it to Think Future 2?

Again, don’t worry no one will be left behind. Unsuccessful applicants will be given the opportunity to sign up for a Think Future 2019 Digital Content Pass that can be used to access content and footage from the event.

Innovation Edge promotes innovation in the early years – the critical developmental period of conception to the time children start formal school. The organisation invests early in young children’s lives “because the first six years lay the foundation for the rest.”

Think Future is an Innovation Edge initiative born form the idea that…“the best way to create innovation and breakthrough with new ideas is by bringing together people who wouldn’t ordinarily be in the same room.” – Sonja Giese, Founding Director, Innovation Edge.

See event highlights here.

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