A while ago I posted about the second edition of "Québec seeks solutions", a unique problem solving conference hosted by Québec International and partners. Back then, companies were invited to turn in interesting challenges they are facing in their actual operations and which they did not find a satisfying solution for so far.When the deadline was reached, ten very interesting problems could be chosen to be the object of collaborative solution-finding during the conference.
Amongst them are challenges that every innovative company faces sooner or later, such as the question how to effectively and efficiently identify the individual knowledge of employees in large organizations or new ways to foster inter-company collaboration.
Now these Problems await their challengers. Everybody interested in solving real Problems for real Companies and having the chance to network with innovation experts from around the world is invited to join the conference. The event will be hosted on the 15th and 16th of May, 2012 in the beautiful setting of Quebec City in Canada.
Just like in Dev 2010,we expect two days of very productive workshopping. Although it was hosted for the first time, the results of the 2010 edition have proven the concept.
When surveyed about 4 months after the conference, 90% of the seeking companies have stayed in contact with people met during the event. Even after 10 months, 50% were actively working on solutions suggested during the event and continued to collaborate with partners met there. All participating companies have expressed their interest to participate in another edition of the conference for both the high concentration of excellent innovators and the opportunities to connect to potential partners from all branches.
Also: There will be a special workshop for everyone who would like to host a "Problem conference" in their own local community!