Now Accepting Upswell 2020 Proposals

Now Accepting Upswell 2020 Proposals

// By Christian Clansky

First things first: The co-creation campaign for Upswell 2020 is now officially open through April 24!

That might be enough to cause you to do a fist-pump and sprint straight into a creative brainstorm.

But if you’re still reading – especially if you’re new to Upswell – read on to learn everything you need to know about one of Upswell’s coolest features.

The three-day program is co-created by changemakers like you — nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, corporate citizens, activists, social entrepreneurs, government officials, and so many more. It’s a powerful opportunity to capture the imagination of the nation’s brightest doers and dreamers, designed to elevate the very best thinking and boldest ideas from across the social good space.

Each year, our co-creation campaign invites changemakers of every kind of mission, position, and geography to propose what they would do with dedicated space on the Upswell program. The guiding question: How would your proposal make other changemakers better?

The process is straightforward:

  1. Choose one of three themes – acceleration, innovation, or collaboration. Read more about those here.
  2. Select the format that best matches your idea. Read about the seven formats here.
  3. Write a short proposal that describes how your activity will make a difference.
  4. Click submit! When you’re ready, get started here.

Keep in mind that Upswell isn’t like other events in the social good space. We’re looking for deep content, audacious ideas, creative formats – and not your standard “conference fare.”

When thousands of changemakers – each one with unique perspectives, experiences, and skills – gather this fall, we’re talking about literally tens of thousands of years of doing good, all in one place. So, it’s up to all of us to make the very most of our time together, to squeeze out every drop of energy and impact.

That’s the scale of ambition that we’re looking for in your proposal.

Oh, and one last thing that’s absolutely critical as you start brainstorming: make sure to have fun!

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