I am happy to share this “insider’s” view of the 2014 Futures Conference at Suffolk University Law School October 16-17 in Boston. Following Tom Sager’s keynote, three TED-style speakers (Jeff Carr, Abe Geiger and Ron Staudt) each spoke for eight minutes, then 10 facilitated teams of attendees dispersed to classrooms to quickly distill what they heard and brainstorm innovative ideas about legal service delivery, access to justice and more.
On day two, we had three more TED talks (Ron Dolin, Carla Goldstein and Michael Mills), then the same 10 teams – with a different facilitator this time – had just 90 minutes to plan and design an innovation (a product, service, program or curriculum), and prepare and rehearse their elevator pitches and “Shark Tank” presentations to judges Susan Hackett, Josh Kubicki and Chris Marston.
When the teams returned to Room 295, the stadium-seating plenary room, I scribed a running Google Doc that was projected and served as the backdrop to all the team presentations while our other conference co-chairs Lisa Damon and Susan Duncan emceed and guided the discussions.
We are delighted to share this Google Doc Recap and the many brilliant ideas presented by Conference speakers and attendees.
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