April 18-20, 2013 – Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring Civic Building
Conference Flyer (pdf)
ac·tion· ar·y [ak-shuhn- er-ee] adjective
1. given to or characterized by proactivity
2. a visionary who moves from idea to application
3. tendency to take on big challenges
This is a conference for people who want to take ideas off the white board and into the world.
- Hear first hand TALES from the field about innovative approaches to solving big problems
- Experience TOOLS fellow practitioners are using now
- Design TACTICS for your own work you can take home and apply
Join us for lively interactions in a mash up of modes including Liberating Structures, Open Space, PechaKucha, and TEDTalk-style catalyzing input for our conversations. Join a diverse community of thinkers, practitioners, educators, leaders, learners, researchers, change agents and idea junkies for three days of interaction, conversation, and fun!
Plexus Institute has created a rich social network of people and organizations intrigued with how insights from the new science of complexity might apply to a wide range of challenges. This conference is an opportunity to bring current and new members of that community together to learn from each other, try out different ways of thinking, make new connections, hear from leading thinkers, and play with new ideas.
Pre-Conference Workshop A: Ready, Set, Launch: Getting complex projects, initiatives, and movements off the ground with Lisa Kimball and Keith McCandless
Pre-Conference Workshop B: Practical Management of Complex, Unpredictable Work: How to make positive deviance the simple norm versus a heroic action with Jeff Cohn and John Kenagy. Led by two physicians, this workshop will have applicability for groups working in both healthcare and non-healthcare fields. Participants will acquire skills that will immediately impact on group and individual performance and interactions, in support of organizational goals.