If it's not too late, I would like to suggest a chat on “the role of community in sustainable innovation” for this week's chat. Let me explain: to be truly responsible, innovation has to embody sustainability from the start, not try to add it as an afterthought... Some businesses are doing this because they are convinced. Many because they believe they have to (for reasons of image, marketing, targeting certain audiences, etc.). Some aren't into sustainable innovation at all. Obviously, “community” plays a role in shaping these businesses' behavior. There
Earlier this year, Drew Marshall posted a list of innovation conferences on innochat.com. The next conference I'll be attending is the Innovation3: Crowdsourcing, Culture & Tools Summit, being held in Orlando Dec 8-10, 2010. Looking at the agenda of that conference, some of the intriguing content focuses on creating online innovation communities, so I thought that might be an interesting one to explore in our innochat this week.