Collaborative problem solving for SDG's, explore gamification, natural asset capital and blockchain integration
Exploring the SUM of our efforts
Blockchain technology, which underlies Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies, holds the promise of transforming a broad range of use cases. Through it, third-party trust is replaced by code and mathematical proof, making it possible to reach consensus about data without a central authority.
With blockchain, as with every technological innovation, we are given an opportunity to improve our lives and create a new narrative. A collaboration with the Chicago Blockchain Project, Wuji, and SDG Future Cities, we explore the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations as we bring together vibrant minds to identify key challenges, form relationships for success and construct open-source solutions. The entire life cycle of ideas is supported as we invent at the design-thinking all-in hackathon. Natural Capital Assets, Gamification, and the environment are key themes of the Future Chicago Blockchain Challenge.
All are invited to the activities under this program. We assemble students, technologists, entrepreneurs, educators, creatives, business minds and strategist, lovers of r+d, designers, policymakers, investors, and other interested.
held at Navy Pier,
Chicago, IL, USA
August 24th and 25th
Blockchain doesn’t just help social movements, it is a social movement. Let’s build the world in which we wish to live. Where diversity is not an afterthought and competition is replaced by collaboration.
SDG Future: includes a combination of accelerators, educational and entertainment projects alongside international infrastructure/systems-wide development and high profile events at locations around the globe. These focuses work to connect early-stage projects with local and nation-states economic development zones and infrastructure projects and plans with a goal to successfully realize social impact solutions for achieving the UN SDGs. This integrated approach also lends and leverages exposure to ensure all are successful in the long term and showcase results at an international level.
AbsoluteSUM: Facilitating hackathons, developing incubators and launching initiatives for an inclusive new economy. Implementing collaborative problem-solving techniques with strategic partnerships supporting the ongoing development of solutions.
Chicago Blockchain Project: is hosting an intensive two-day conference for 5,000 people at Navy Pier, in Chicago. Leaders in government and business will gather with influencers to share best practices and shape the conversation. Voice of Blockchain advances Chicago as a global leader in the emerging field of blockchain technology where collaboration is incentivized through an ecosystem engineered to benefit individuals, small enterprises, and corporations.
Wuji The Wuji team is a passionate group of sustainability enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs who seek to make it simple for everyone to make a positive impact in our world. We have rich backgrounds in nonprofits, socially conscious businesses, and, admittedly, businesses that are less environmentally and socially friendly.
Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals absoluteSUM challenges bring collaborative problem solving to the local level while striving to reach our #GlobalGoals
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Planetary warming continued in 2016, setting a new record of about 1.1 degrees Centigrade above the preindustrial period, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016. Drought conditions predominated across much of the globe, aggravated by the El Niño phenomenon In the Statement, WMO also noted that the extent of global sea ice fell to a minimum of 4.14 million km2 in 2016, the second lowest extent on record. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels also reached a record high of 400 parts per million that year...
LIFE ON LAND
Progress in preserving and sustainably using the Earth’s terrestrial species and ecosystems is uneven. The pace of forest loss has slowed and improvements continue to be made in managing forests sustainably and protecting areas important for biodiversity. However, declining trends in land productivity, biodiversity loss and poaching and trafficking of wildlife remain serious concerns.
LIFE UNDER WATER
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 18. The increasingly adverse impacts of climate change (including ocean acidification), overfishing and marine pollution are jeopardizing recent gains in protecting portions of the world’s oceans.
Thanks to Voice of Blockchain for making this Challenge economically inclusive!
You will be challenged to get creative, stay open, and connect!
Expect the Challenge Lab sessions to be closely tied to the Voice of BLockchain events.
Expect an integrated approach, technical and non-technical work side by side.
Expect to share the room with diverse minds who are united under the purpose of building solutions for a Future Chicago!
Your Voice of Blockchain Ticket: We have got you covered. You should receive your complimentary ticket via email prior to the event.
If you have a problem or have not received your ticket by Thursday 8pm please contact us at - worst case scenario we figure it out when you arrive at will-call.
Entrepreneur, advocate, facilitator
Associate Director Production at AbsoluteSUM, Happy Body Mentor
Our mission is to bring individuals who have the ability to implement solutions into the conversation early, building relationships with local and future partners from the days of problem identification and ideation.
We explore our absolute sum, by engaging communities in creative problem solving while embracing emerging technologies such as blockchain.
Absolute solutions are conceptualized during a weekend hackathon and develop with the support of an incubator, teams have access to an ongoing community, mentorship, resources, pathways to funding, and access to relationships with accelerators.
Absolute Sum is experimentation, exploration and unfolding story documenting the shift in the narrative of possibility.