FITC Toronto 2020

2020-04-19 00:00:00 2020-04-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2020 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC EST Toronto

Overview

How can we correct the negative consequences of our own innovation? Our ever-changing world presents unpredictable challenges that may threaten a sustainable and positive future for ourselves and others, and it’s our responsibility to help ensure that we don’t find ourselves in an episode of Black Mirror.

In this immersive roundtable, the Loblaw Digital Human Research team will begin by introducing shell-shocking scenarios from the future that may not be so far fetched. From there, we will work in groups to discuss, debate and attempt to reshape our everyday lives in the face of these challenges. You’ll be guided through collaborative activities that tackle themes like food, finance, and professional well-being that will stretch your critical thinking muscles through creative and purpose-driven problem solving. They’ll throw you a few wild curveballs along the way to keep things exciting. Together, you’ll step back from your assumptions to learn methods that will influence you to be better creative thinkers, and return to your lives with applicable innovation tools.

Objective

To learn new approaches to sustainable innovation, and practice applying them as a group.

Target Audience

Anyone that is interested in how our future could be impacted by our work today.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Surprising ways that innovation has shaped our current realities
  2. How to introduce foresight into your work
  3. How to apply critical thinking in abstract scenarios
  4. The benefit of removing our own assumptions and biases
  5. How to adapt and collaborate within unpredictable conditions