Collaboratory Week 2013 - Charles Leadbeater on Systems, empathy and public service

One of the world's leading innovation gurus, Charles Leadbeater, visits Collaboratory Week 2013, where he gives a public lecture on Systems, empathy and public service.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 15:00 to 17:00

In this public lecture Charles Leadbeater discusses systems, empathy and public service drawing on his own field work and consultancy in innovation of the public sector.


15.00: Welcome by Head of Innovation, MindLab, Christian Bason

15.10: Systems, empathy and public service by Charles Leadbeater

16.10: Open discussion

17.00: Reception

Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy and drew on that experience in writing his latest book We-think: the power of mass creativity, which charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation from science and open source software, to computer games and political campaigning.

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Collaboratory Week 2013

The Collaboratory Week takes a number of forms, from seminars, to public lectures and roundtable discussions. You can read more about the background of the event, keynotes and programme here at this webpage.

In 2012 the Collaboratory took the form of a two-day conference, facilitated by MindLab. This year we have expanded the Collaboratory into a Platform/MindLab co-hosted full week of activities, rather than confine them to two days only. This will enable us to bring more people and experts into collaboration and thus focus on more key issues within our thematic agenda of policy, civic engagement and practice-based innovation.

Broader themes

This year's theme is Policy into Practice. The theme will be developed around the following key issues:

  • Civic engagement
  • Governance and creativity
  • Reform involvement
  • Social innovation


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