At Springboard Sessions, ideas fuse, experiences converge, and perceptions transform!
A carefully curated platform for and by young innovators, Springboard Sessions feature stories of transformation that inspire new realms of possibility. Incredible leaders in sustainable, technological and social innovations share their journey as a global problem-solver and engage in honest, real conversations.
Springboard Sessions conclude with a Networking Hour for speakers, participants and changemakers from all over the world to connect, deliberate and ‘springboard’ collaborative ideas for action. And while you’re there, grab some delicious food and visit our #IndiaGCC2019 Expo for more food for thought, inspiration and novel approaches to building a sustainable, technologically advanced and harmonious tomorrow.
Since 2014, the Melton Foundation has hosted Springboard Sessions across the world.
Here are some of the amazing sessions we have had in past conferences: From talks on sustainability and creating sustainable environments, to understanding and measuring impact, all the way to conversations about global rights – our Springboard veterans are here to help you prep for this year’s GCC!
At the #IndiaGCC2019, participants can choose to attend one of four amazing workshops happening in parallel.
The workshops follow an “Interactivity” model and a “hands-on” approach at their core, are in close association with the United Nations SDGs, and open doors for participants to engage with incredible social impact organizations as they explore specific challenges in technology, sustainability and social innovation first-hand.
Meet The Future of Work: Making a Living while Making a Difference
Workshop presenters: Diana Thomas & Melissa HayesRead Bio
Meet Influencing Policy: Building an Inclusive Society
Workshop presenters: Gayathri Muraleedharan & Shramana DeyRead Bio
Meet Applying Social Enterprise Models To Achieve the SDGs
Workshop presenters: Bhavna MathurRead Bio
Meet Honing Skills for Social Innovation
Workshop presenters: Barbara Mora & Neli BlumRead Bio
Countering the widespread belief that social impact careers mean low pay, self-sacrifice, and diminished social status, there has been dramatic evolution of the social sector in recent years. This workshop aims to ‘Demystify Social Impact Careers’ by unearthing the many shapes, opportunities and forms that social impact can take. Participants will explore future trends of work, identify their true calling to hone professional skills for social impact, and delve into arising opportunities to make a living while making a difference, at the pivotal intersection of technology and sustainability.
Workshop partner: Amani Institute
Policy research and influence is an important tool for actioning sustainable development strategies. Experience shows that it is important to think about policies, processes and people early, especially when dealing with complex issue. Otherwise, technology driven solution have the risk of failing adoption and under-delivering the outcomes. This workshop intends to introduce the participants to the world of policy research, and how this comprehensive solution approach can be applied to positively impact society.
Workshop partner: CSTEP (Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy)
To bring the Agenda 2030 to life in meaningful and tangible ways, we need to challenge the status quo and seek novel ways to mobilize action. Social Entrepreneurship and innovation are emerging and effective phenomenon, well suited to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this workshop, participants will unpack the What’s, How’s and Why’s of Social Enterprises. Following an overview of the landscape, participants unpack different Social Enterprise models along with their advantages and limitations in advancing the SDGs.
Workshop partner: IDEX Accelerator
Bold ideas drive innovation, but there’s more to the receipt to drive and sustain the change that matters. This workshop aims to activate participants’ social innovation capacity and equips them with applied knowledge about Design Thinking and project planning. You will learn to approach complex challenges from broad perspectives and understand the value and importance of community engagement in order to develop tech solutions that meet the needs of the people on the ground.
In short: Exercise your global citizenship muscle to help develop novel solutions for pressing global issues!
Cultural diversity is collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.
More often than not, our cultural differences overshadow what unites us, and at the #IndiaGCC2019, we persevere to remedy that. Participants will witness joy, magic, empathy and human connections as we set out to unveil cultural performances from different countries and communities.
With a host of performances by local and international participants, the evening will see a host of different cultures coming together to celebrate and learn from one another.
Keep up-to-date with our sessions and workshops and catch all the action!
BMSCE - outside Auditorium 01
BMSCE - Auditorium 01
BMSCE - Auditorium 01 and Outdoors
BMSCE - different seminar halls
BMSCE - Auditorium and Multi-Purpose Hall
Catch all the Springboard Sessions for #IndiaGCC2019 - real conversations about sustainability and cultural innovation - accompanied by panel discussions with prominent experts in these fields.
Gather with other change-makers and leaders looking to collaborate and solve global issues. A golden opportunity to begin new prospects!
The Future of Work: Making a Living while Making a Difference (Amani Institute) - Seminar Room C
Influencing Policy: Building an Inclusive Society (CSTEP) - Seminar Hall C2
Applying Social Enterprise Models To Achieve the SDGs (IDEX Accelerator) - Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor
Honing Skills for Social Innovation (Melton Foundation) - Seminar Hall, 4th Floor
An evening that showcases the diverse and exceedingly beautiful cultures of our member nations, accompanied by the foods of these nations - is there anything better? Join us for an evening of performances, great conversations and new beginnings!