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Virtual Ideathon - Conservation X Labs

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Want to develop a venture to end the 6th mass extinction?
 
Join us for this virtual Ideathon event, where you’ll learn from behavior change and product experts, find an interdisciplinary project team, and hone a conservation innovation idea that can be submitted to the Con X Tech Prize with $90,000 in funding available. 
 
Hosted by Conservation X Labs, this Ideathon will help you generate and hone an idea to save the planet. The goal is for you to walk out of the event with a strong idea that you can submit directly to the Con X Tech Prize for $3,500 in funding to prototype a real-world version of that idea – and one Grand Prize Winner will win $20,000.
 
The focus of this Ideathon is on using behavior change tactics to create tools and products that will address a conservation problem or extinction driver. Unlike a webinar or conference, this event is highly interactive - you’ll be joining groups, talking, and doing brainstorming activities. Everyone who attends will join a group and contribute their ideas and feedback towards a project idea. 
 
During the event, you will:
 
  • Hear from experts in conservation and behavior change on strategies for creating impactful products
  • Connect with skilled, dedicated collaborators to form a team from across the world
  • Learn to rapidly generate ideas for products that use behavior change to solve conservation challenges
  • Generate your own conservation innovation ideas with a team, and iterate on one idea to make it as strong as it can be

Prior to the event, you’ll need to form a team of 3 or 4 people. To help you, we’re hosting Virtual Meetups every night for the rest of this week (April 22 through 24). The Meetups are casual events where you can connect to fellow participants and join a team. You’ll need to submit your team prior by Friday, April 24 at midnight so you can participate in the ideation activities.

Spaces are limited for this event, so register now to reserve your spot.

Questions? Check out our FAQs.

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome! + Hopin Tutorial
Tom Quigley Felicia Ng
· Stage
Introduction to Behavior Change
Katie Williamson
· Stage
Introduction to Today's Team Ideation Activities
Felicia Ng
· Sessions
Team Introductions
· Sessions
Learn About Your Team's Conservation Problem (Team Activity)
Cassia Patel Nilanga  Jayasinghe Meredith Gore Anthony Giordano
· Sessions
Problem Formulation (Team Activity)
· Sessions
Solution Ideation (Team Activity)
· Sessions
Project Discussion + Iteration (Team Activity)
· Stage
Wrap Up to Today's Team Ideation Activities
Tom Quigley
· Sessions
Networking with Other Teams

Speakers

Katie Williamson
Katie Williamson

Behavior change for the environment enthusiast and learner! | Rare

Claudia Quintanilla
Claudia Quintanilla

Explorer, learner, people, nature and art junkie | Rare

Felicia Ng
Felicia Ng

Organizer | Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Quigley
Tom Quigley

Organizer | Conservation X Labs

Cassia Patel
Cassia Patel

Program Director driving scalable behavior change for responsible consumption | Oceanic Global

Nilanga  Jayasinghe
Nilanga Jayasinghe

Nilanga Jayasinghe works on Asian species conservation | WWF

Gabriela Polo
Gabriela Polo

Development practitioner & firm believer in people-power conservation | Rare

Andrea Wilk
Andrea Wilk

Associate @ Rare's Center for Behavior and the Environment | Rare

Brooke Tully
Brooke Tully

Behavior change marketer looking to start conservation movements! | Making Moves

Meredith Gore
Meredith Gore

Conservation social scientist working to reduce risks from conservation crime

Philipe Bujold
Philipe Bujold

Behavioral Scientist @Rare, and renegade neuroscientist

Rakhim Rakhimov
Rakhim Rakhimov

Research Consultant @Rare_org

Abby Karp
Abby Karp

Behavioral scientist passionate about sustainability and energy use

Anthony Giordano
Anthony Giordano

Integrating People & Carnivores for a Sustainable Future

THOMAS GILLESPIE
THOMAS GILLESPIE

@BiodiversHealth

The event is over

Hosted by

Conservation X Labs

Conservation X Labs builds ventures and empowers innovators to revolutionize the field of conservation.

Booths

Tour of Hopin Platform

Tour of Hopin Platform

Watch this video to take a tour of the online platform we're using for today's event!

Introduction to Behavior Change

Introduction to Behavior Change

Rewatch the Introduction to Behavior Change video from Rare!