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Thursday, November 14 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Harnessing the power of the crowd: innovative solutions to engaging communities in research (90 min) / Exploiter la puissance de la foule : solutions innovatrices pour favoriser la participation des communautés dans les travaux de recherche

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Panel Organized by: The Fathom Fund 

This panel argues that bridging the divide between science and the public creates considerable benefit not just to end users, but to science itself. But how can that engagement be achieved in meaningful, useful and innovative ways? This international panel of award-winning practitioners will discuss the use of crowdsourcing to engage the public, exploring innovative ways that crowd involvement can positively influence scientific research. We focus on two types of crowdsourcing: tapping into the crowd for ideas and project development, and using crowdfunding to finance part or all of a project’s cost.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Sauermann

Henry Sauermann

Director, Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance
Henry Sauermann is an associate professor of strategy (with tenure), who joined ESMT Berlin in May 2017. He is the first holder of the POK Pühringer PS Chair in Entrepreneurship. Since January 2018 Henry is the Director of the Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Pelling

Andrew Pelling

Professor, University of Ottawa
Award winning scientist, professor, entrepreneur and speaker, Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. Andrew is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity driven research lab that brings together... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Wu

Cindy Wu

Co-Founder, Experiment
Cindy Wu is co-founder of Experiment, a crowdfunding platform for scientific research. During undergrad Cindy was funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to work on cell-based immunotherapies. In 2011 she was on the University of Washington iGEM team where they won the World Championship... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Leslie

Stefan Leslie

Chief Executive Officer, Research Nova Scotia
Stefan is the Chief Executive Officer of Research Nova Scotia, an independent not-for-profit organization established to support, organize and coordinate the funding for research in Nova Scotia.  Previously, Stefan was the Executive Director of the Marine Environmental Observation... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 4