Latin America's largest public innovation event reaches its sixth edition with the challenge: which new futures do we want to build?
Innovation Week 2020 takes place online from 16-19 November 2020. Partners and supporters can now participate in the public call.
This year’s conference expects to assemble approximately 100,000 innovators in government. There will be more than 150,000 speakers during four days of activities, more than 100 involved institutions, and 200 hours of programming between lectures, workshops, round tables, courses, on-demand sessions, and several other attractions.
The event is a realization of the Brazilian National School of Public Administration (Enap), of the Ministry of Economy, of the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), and of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso), with the support and participation of various institutions of the Brazilian Federal Government, as well as international bodies, civil society groups, and representatives of the private sector.
Do you also feel that we are stuck in time, without being able to find alternatives for the crisis? A feeling that we have to reinvent the world, and we do not know how? It is time to give a chance to the imagination – the ability that “allows us to think about ourselves differently than we are” (Giulio Argan).
We need to explore this “in-between place” – a transition space between what we have been until now and what we can be from now on. In this space we are challenged by both old issues that remain – hunger, poverty, violence – and new issues that emerge – the future distance working, technology ethics, the balance between health and economy.
How to boost this transition? How to act creatively solving public problems? What if the State adopted principles of the circular economy? How to consider the dynamics of demographic transitions in public policies? How does the diffusion of technologies affect institutions? How will the State deal with the ethical challenges of artificial intelligence?
Come and draw the map of this “in-between place” where it is possible to find new ways out.
Imagining is to transform the world!