Systems Innovation London
Systems Innovation is a conference on applying systems and complexity thinking towards innovating new solutions to complex challenges. This will be the second in this series of events and will take place in London on the 6-7th of September. This is an open forum for those organizations and individuals applying complexity and systems thinking in various areas of economy, society, technology or environment towards enabling systems innovation and whole systems change; it is for anyone who feels that complexity theory or systems thinking is central to what they do – or wishes to learn how to apply these new ideas – and is interested in engaging with peer organizations and individuals in open discussion and ideas exchange.
The event will bring together up to 10-15 organizations and some 100-200 individual participants, for an active two days of presentations, workshops and brainstorming sessions on applying the ideas of complexity and systems thinking. The forum will be an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and perspectives with others in an open space, to foster collaboration and awareness across the community, to hear from our speakers and brainstorm on specific issues of interest to participants. Whether you are a seasoned complexity thinker or new to the area this is a place to connect, learn and see what is happening when it comes to the application of these exciting new ideas to tackling some of today’s most complex challenges across many domains.
This is for those interested in applying complexity thinking to tackling real-world issues and enabling systems change.
Keynote speakers that will present a broad overview to the topics of systems/complexity thinking and systems change/innovation
This format is for sharing real-world experience and applied knowledge, presentations are focused on specific domains, eg health, finance, energy etc.
This event will include educational presentations, workshops and training seasons, both in the theory of systems and its applications
SI London will be the second in our series of SI events, see the first one in Barcelona
The ideas of system innovation and systems change are quite new and growing in popularity but London is emerging as a primary location globally when it comes to systems change, with a growing collection of organizations, from Forum for the Future to Nesta, RSA, Ashoka, or the Financial Innovation Lab, among many others, all in the business of innovation and changing systems. With members from many of these organizations participating we see this as an opportunity for convening and assessing the state of systems innovation/change both locally and globally.
We are teaming up with the social enterprise at Coin Street Conference Centre to avail of their great, contemporary, environmentally sustainable venue, ideally located 5 min walk from Waterloo station.
SI events are more than just a gathering, we are working to co-create the agenda when it comes to applying systems thinking, guiding the development of the global systems innovation movements and work to set future visions and directions for this burgeoning area.
The applied systems and complexity community is hugely dispersed consisting of many small organizations spread around the world, we design the SI events as physical connectors, as places to get offline and make those lasting face to face connections.
We know that not everyone is an expert in these ideas so we work to bring in not just great thinkers but also great educators making this a place to learn about systems and complexity thinking, both the abstract ideas but also how they apply within specific context.
This is a place to join the discussion on how to move forward with the application of systems thinking and systems change, both generally and within specific areas of interest; it is a place to get diverse and fresh perspectives that challenge your narrative.