Speaker: Alex Ryan
A social lab revolution is happening globally, and with over 30 active labs, Canada is a leader in this space. Social innovation labs create inclusive containers for society to re-imagine itself, and generate the breakthrough innovations that bring new imaginaries to life. In this session you will hear stories from one of Canada’s leading social innovation labs, the MaRS Solutions Lab. You will also hear from an expert panel about the social lab experience: a global perspective by Jesper Christiansen from Nesta; a client perspective by Tracey Cook from the City of Toronto; and an innovator’s perspective by Adam Blinick from Uber.
Questions we’ll explore:
– What is the ecosystem of social labs across Canada?
– How does a society re-imagine itself and generate breakthrough innovations that support all of society?
– How can you create conditions that support generative and high impact outcomes for all levels of society?
– What are the roles and responsibilities of leaders across sectors?