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What is the Innovation Commons?

The Innovation Commons area, featuring a series of uplifting experiences designed to inspire awe, will set this summit apart. This will be a public play-space where participants and the public will interact with new, innovative tools and products critically assisting conservation success. Unique sponsor demonstrations, curated art installations, and networking lounges will feature bird-friendly coffee.

Where is the Innovation Commons Located?

Centrally located in the Atrium of the building, the Innovation Commons is at the crossroads of the main Plenary sessions and the Public access so it is a high traffic, high activation space. The central hub of the space is a lounge area where guests can order "bird-friendly coffee" at all times during the conference hours. This is then surrounded by key sponsor innovation areas, and flanked by Make for the Planet and Conservation storytelling units: Conservation Comics Lab and Story-Booths.

The Innovation Commons will be "open" during conference hours and we will allow several times during each day that are programmed specifically with hours for attendees to focus on this area. This will ensure plenty of engagement opportunity between sponsors and attendees.

Overview of the Innovation Commons space with coffee in the center, Make for the Planet under the Rotunda to the right, and various sponsorship spaces surrounding the central core.