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December 2, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm PST

Generate ideas for action on the greatest challenges facing food, ag and health! #foodaghealth

The Mixing Bowl Idea Hack on December 2nd offered people from different backgrounds a chance to come together to develop innovative solutions to real world problems. We will start with registration at 11am, hack until 5pm, then enjoy a reception from 5-7pm.

So, what is an Idea Hack?  It is like a hackathon for more than technologists.  A group of people from dissimilar backgrounds assemble to make uncommon connections and develop uncommon solutions.  This is a new way to promote the development of innovative solutions.

The Idea Hack will start with a handful of challenge owners introducing the challenges by providing the context.  Usually the challenges are not shared prior to the event.  In this case, we can tell you the challenges will leverage some of the topics identified at our Challenge Definition Workshop on Oct. 29th and will be tailored to to challenges in California.  Participants then select the challenge they want to work on, self-organize into teams and start to hack solutions.

The idea hack format is one that the Mixing Bowl team has used in other instances.  For instance, check out the Idea Hack we did in Pescadero in early 2015 to see how we could scale up local food production and consumption.

At the end of the day on December 2nd we will reconvene to discuss each initiative.  All contributors will then vote for the top three ideas. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 3 teams with the most votes.

The Idea Hack kicked off at 11am on December 2nd, and concluded with judging and prizes in time for the 5pm reception.

Please note that winning teams will be asked to have at least one team member present their solution again at the Solution Summit Forum on Thursday, December 3rd.  We will re-introduce the Idea Hack challenges and summarize the initiatives for the larger audience.

We look forward to have you join us!  Please join soon as space will be limited.  Any and all are welcome to join.

The registration & lodging details can be found here!

The larger agenda of the Solution Summit at UC Davis can be found here!

Idea Hack Challenge Introduction slides can be found here!


December 2, 2015
11:00 am - 8:00 pm PST
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