Systems Innovation San Francisco2019-04-11T18:59:17+00:00

Systems Innovation San Francisco

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Please note: we are still in the early stages of planning for this event, activities and speakers are yet to be confirmed.

Systems Innovation San Francisco will be a conference/unconference on the topics of Complexity Thinking & Systems Change taking place in San Francisco in Sept-Oct 2019. 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 organizations and some 200 – 300 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. 

Basic Info


This will be a weekend conference of presentations, brainstorming and open discussion sessions


This is for those interested in applying complexity thinking to tackling real-world issues and enabling systems change.


Location is yet to be confirmed but the event will take place in the center of San Francisco


Dates are yet to be confirmed but this will be a two full-day event set for some time later Sept – Oct.



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


Open Spaces

Participant-driven “open spaces” for focusing on specific, important questions and challenges

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