Social Innovation Fellows Program: Providing World-Class Support to the Next Great Generation of Wor

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This year, Pop!Tech will select up to twenty visionary change agents – chosen from around the world and from many different social-innovation fields – to participate in a unique, cutting-edge Fellows program designed to accelerate their impact.

Fellows will participate (all-expenses paid) in the 2008 Pop!Tech conference, the visionary annual gathering of thought leaders and change agents that will convene October 22-25, 2008 in Camden, Maine. Fellows will also take part in a unique, in-depth leadership and skills development program that will cover areas that are critical to success in creating “big bet” social programs, such as strategy, technology, communications, fundraising, media relations, digital storytelling, and how to take initiatives to scale, led by some of the world’s most successful social entrepreneurs and renowned specialists. Fellows will also have year-round access to Pop!Tech mentors and a network of support to aid in the advancement of their ideas, projects and collaborations.

Fellows will be selected based on their proven track record, as well as their interest in and high potential for generating significant cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, and socially beneficial innovations in fields such as education, energy, technology, global healthcare, development, environment, human rights advocacy, media, journalism and related fields.

To ensure diversity, both from a cultural and experiential perspective, at least one-third of the class will consist of participants from outside the US and at least one-third will be 35 years of age or younger.

Nomination forms for Fellows are available here. Selection of Fellows will be made on rolling basis throughout 2008.

Source: Pop!Tech (link opens in a new window)