The State of Public + Social Innovation Labs – History of Labs

Frances Westley
Director at University of Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, CAN



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LABS FOR SYSTEMS CHANGE is a gathering of the world’s leading lab practitioners and thinkers to share, develop and capture knowledge of global lab practices. Hosted by the MaRS Solutions Lab and Social Innovation Generation on May 26, 2014 at MaRS Discovery District, the conference aimed to provide the platform for those interested in public + social innovation labs and its practitioners to gain a better understanding of what constitutes a lab and learn about new approaches. This event is following earlier lab conferences happening last year at MindLab (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Kennisland (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

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