Science ‘UnSummit’ 2012: Innovation – a Global Conversation

Science 'UnSummit' 2012, part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC

Science ‘UnSummit’ 2012, part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC

In our second Science ‘UnSummit’ event, hosted at the Artisphere in Arlington Virginia, we shared best practices and learned how cross-functional teams, communication practices, and open leadership can inform the science of innovation. Our mission was to continue to support innovation and the sharing and development of new ideas at the forefront of science and technology.

Part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival, this ‘think tank’ portion of the festival continued to draw participants from various scientific sectors, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the AAAS Science Policy Fellows program, Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS), the Council on Competitiveness, the Rhode Island School of Design, practitioners of Scrum and Agile, and top research universities.

Individual and collective leadership were nurtured in order to develop new ideas and explore current successes on the innovation frontier.

Science ‘UnSummit’ 2012 – Program