Failure is positive. It’s essential for building capacity and spurring experimentation and iterative growth in non-profits, governments, and private organizations alike. Too often failure is viewed as taboo, something to run away from both in our work and in conversation. Fail Safe is a conference that creates safe and supportive spaces to discuss various aspects of failure—how it happens, how to learn from it, and how to use it to create success for your organization.
Fail Safe is will be framed around two main discussions: exploring the psychology of failure and how it manifests in organizations and how failure is linked to innovation, growth, and capacity building.
Delegates will be welcomed at a fun and casual Thursday evening reception, featuring PechaKucha-inspired short presentations delivered by delegates sharing their own stories of adversity. Friday features two informative keynote presentations and various breakout sessions in non-traditional formats, with opportunities to network and share insight throughout. For more information on the Pecha Kucha presenting style, visit www.pechakucha.org.
Delegates will leave Fail Safe more informed about how failure can manifest in organizations and feeling confident in utilizing failure for good. At Fail Safe, participants will learn to become comfortable with the uncomfortable, to embrace and overcome failure, and what goes into building strategic and resilient organizations.
An evening of networking, presentations, and casual conversations, including special keynote from a renowned collector of notable failures, and informal Pecha Kucha-style presentations from locals sharing their lurid tales of failure. A great opportunity to gather in an open-minded environment and to learn from each other and our diverse experiences in Edmonton’s non-profit, business, and public sectors.
A full day of informative keynotes, including a morning session led by Paul Shoemaker, acclaimed speaker, President of Social Venture Partners International, and author of Can’t Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World. Breakout sessions will stimulate further discussion based on the keynotes in non-traditional styles emphasizing reflection and two-way conversation with delegates.