IncrediblEdge Summit 2012
IncrediblEdge – the frontier of the future
As the 21st century takes form we find ourselves on the cusp of a new era – and it is unlikely to be as comfortable as the one we have left behind. The expanding global population will put tremendous pressure on resources such as food, land and water, countries which have relied on continuous economic growth will suffer zero or falling economic growth, the era of cheap carbon fuels will come to an end, and there will be waves of environmental and social crises due to global warming.
Alarming as these scenarios may seem, there is still much room for optimism as many people from around the globe are formulating innovative responses to these situations and discovering means of turning crisis into opportunity.
It is important to remember that innovation is not a purely individual matter. The most creative breakthroughs of the past have all been the product of a particular social environment, in which thinkers, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists have stimulated and supported one another to reach new heights. To help generate such a process, IncrediblEdge therefore seeks to bring together a diverse range of geniuses from across the world, including leaders in fields such as innovation, the arts and culture, entrepreneurship, architecture, design, film, environmentalism, economics, science, technology, and journalism.
The summit will be held in New Zealand, a small country on the edge of the world which has turned its physical isolation into a competitive advantage by developing world class expertise in innovation, creativity, technology, the environment, partnership with indigenous peoples and natural resource protection.
The summit at IncrediblEdge will help to map out a new paradigm for the future through establishing networks and connections between individual initiatives, generating a vast and accessible pool of expert knowledge and developing a guide to the new business opportunities that will emerge from these trends of the future.
Participants will be able to meet and learn from the leading thinkers of the world and make their own unique contribution towards a sustainable and exciting future for humanity. Digital recordings of the event will be made available for future study and inspiration.