Syinconnect 2010: a social innovation conference

Syinc, a Singapore-based a youth group that connects people seeking innovative solutions for social change, has organised Syinconnect 2010.

What is Syinconnect 2010?

They say,

Following our inaugural run in 2008, Syinconnect is back this 16-17 October 2010! This time, we’re using a different angle: Using design thinking to tackle social issues.

Over the two-day conference, participants will experience the “design thinking” process through an exploration of the different problems encountered by a particular beneficiary group in Singapore. We are collaborating with an NGO and design professionals, who will guide participants in creating solutions to the problems.

Instead of a conference comprised of a series of talks to learn lessons from others, Syinconnect will take you right into the jungle (as it were) – with a field research element to bring you behind the scenes of the issue and understand it better.

If you are a passionate tertiary student with (some) experience working on social issues/projects, curious, and open to new ideas, we want you. Join us as we experiment with a way of learning and experiencing that hasn’t even been done in Singapore before (until now, that is!).

Only a limited number of Syinconnect places are available. We’ll admit it – we’re prioritising quality of experience over quantity of participants.

The not-so-fine print: A place at Syinconnect is valued at SGD$150. BUT, do apply for our full and partial scholarships – we want everyone who should be there, to be there.

Give us a holler at syinconnect@syinc.org to ask, clarify, critique, muse, suggest, or just send some love!

Check it out!

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