We celebrate achievements, we share best practices, we replicate and adapt successful programs. But let’s be real-- oftentimes, our proudest accomplishments, greatest innovations, and most effective programming result from trial and error, from continuous improvement, and, whether we care to admit it or not, from flat out failure!
When this happens, we’ve chosen not to shut down, not to give up, and not to forget the experience. We don’t take the easy way out. Instead, we embrace the mistake, we analyze it, we learn from it.
We think it’s time to recognize those failures and setbacks – and our perseverance to them.
In this Fail Fest, we’ll hear from organizations/individuals (lightning talk-style) that have experienced a major failure and then we’ll vote on the most epic fail. Following the vote for “Best Failure,” we’ll have an open forum discussion with space for you to share your own stories about failure, trade tips for transforming mistakes into successes, and celebrate setbacks.
The three awesome failures that will be pitched to you will be:
• Mind Your Business
• The road to hell is paved with good intentions… and grocery store radishes
• It’s All Her Fault