Call for Presentations
Opportunities for Attendees to “Take The Stage” at the ESHIP Summit
Throughout the Summit, you will have a number of opportunities to “take the stage” to share what you’re working on and what you’re learning in your community. This includes opportunities to…
- Share Stories on Building Inclusive Economies
- Lead an Ecosystem Building Unconference Session
- Participate in the Ecosystem Building Science Fair
- Serve as a Table Captain
All attendees are invited to participate in any of these activities; however, slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Priority will be given to presentations, programs, tools and stories that address one or more of the 2018 Summit themes outlined below.
Based on your input and identified needs, we are elevating key topics as central themes for the 2018 Summit. Share what you’ve created and what you’ve learned in these areas:
- Diversity and inclusion: Have you developed training, research, interventions or other tools to help address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within your ecosystem?
- Building a culture of trust and collaboration: Do you have a story, program or intervention that has led to a more robust culture of collaboration, trust and authentic relationships across a local, national or global ecosystem?
- Ecosystem building outcomes and keywords: How do you explain the vision and outcomes of your ecosystem building work to your external team and collaborators? Are there models and/or definitions you have developed to explain core aspects of ecosystem building and its desired results?
- Networks to support ecosystem builders: Have you started, built or led an organization or network to support ecosystem builders? Do you have examples of events, programs or interventions that have helped connect people beyond their usual circles?
- Models and methodologies for building ecosystems: What are the steps to your ecosystem building approach? Can you share a visual model that makes it easy to understand? What evidence do you have that it works? What have you learned?
- The job of the ecosystem builder: How do you train or onboard new ecosystem builders? Have you been part of a hiring process for a professional ecosystem builder? Do you offer a training program or fellowship to help ecosystem builders level up their skills?
- Making the case for ecosystem building: Do you have a program, pitch deck or tool that explains to external stakeholders the importance of supporting entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders and/or entrepreneur-led economic development? Have you found effective ways to make the case to civic leaders, policymakers, corporations, educational institutions, economic development groups, neighborhoods and/or nonprofits?
- Measuring and metrics: How do you measure the health of an ecosystem? What metrics have you used to measure progress? How do you track them?
- Sustainable funding models: How do you fund your work? Have you found a sustainable funding model for ecosystem building? Share what’s working (or what didn’t work) and what you’ve learned.
Other: If you have something you’d like to share that you believe other ecosystem builders would benefit from knowing about, but it falls outside of the above categories, we’d love to consider including it in the science fair (if space allows.).