The Social Age Safari 2017 – A Co-Created Conference

I’ve just finished the design for the Social Age safari, May 2017. This will be the second time running this event, an immersive, two-day, cocreated conference. A sense making space for the Social Age. As with this year’s event, I will live broadcast and share throughout the two days, trying to ensure that it’s an experience both for those in the room and those in the wider community. Today, I just wanted to share the three topics for next year’s conference.

Exploring the Social Age

The Landscape of Trust

Trust is a highly subjective term, much used by organisations, but often little understood. My current research is into the Landscape of Trust, looking to understand the nature of trust between individuals, within communities, and between individuals and the organisations that they work within. This is a large-scale, multisector, global research effort, and in this first section, we’ll be exploring the early results, and talking about practically what can be done about it within our own organisations.

High functioning cultures require high trust: will have the opportunity to explore how technology relates to trust, the role of Social Leadership in developing trust, and why trust is not transactional.

Emergent technology

Everything is going to change, and sooner than many organisations think. We are on the cusp of seeing the widespread adoption of augmented and virtual reality, of feeling the impacts of artificial intelligence in both authoring and facilitating learning. On the one hand, some people believe these changes are far in the future, and so will be ill-prepared for when they hit. On the other hand, some organisations believe that these new technologies will land fully formed and that we have the skills to utilise them today. In this session we will have a chance to explore the likely impact of these new technologies, and consider the actions we should be taking within the next 3 to 5 years within our own organisations.

The Socially Dynamic Organisation

Building out of earlier work around Social Leadership, Social Learning, and the Dynamic Change Framework, in this session we will explore the arrival of the Socially Dynamic Organisation. This type of organisation has a diversify strength, and is agile by design. Will consider how the Socially Dynamic Organisation finds its strength, and the steps we can take to ensure that our own organisation is Socially Dynamic.

Explore these three topics through a series of three-hour hack events, correlated sense making, constantly shared into the community. Nearer the time I will share details of how the community aspect will run, and how to take part.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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