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Fail Festival DC 2017

Fail Festival DC 2017

Save the date! Fail Festival DC is coming back for another year of hilarity on December 1st. We’ll be announcing ticket sales in early November, but before then, I need your help in finding great presenters.

Who Should Present at FF2016?

Last year we had a great line up of presenters from all levels and all fields in development. Who should be up there this year, sharing their experiences at the bleeding edge of development innovations?

Could that be you? Or one of your colleagues? Or maybe your boss or CEO? Also, we’d really love voices from the field and insights from donors.

Please submit your ideas ASAP, even if they are half-baked. I’m happy to work with you to find the right story and polish it for our big night. No one fails at Fail Festival.

Fail Festival DC 2016

fail festival DC 2016

Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.

Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments, so who are we to expect success 100% of the time?

That’s why its time for Fail Festival 2016. We are on a mission to make failure acceptable in development discussions. There is great value in examining our mistakes and learning from failure as we go beyond the easy and the simple.

Join us for the 6th annual event, and expect much laughter as 300 of your peers and colleagues navel-gaze at where we have all gone wrong in international development… and learn how not to star in next year’s Fail Festival.

Fail Festival 2016 will be hosted by FHI 360 on Thursday, December 1st, in Academy Hall. We will have an open bar and tasty nibbles to lubricate the conversation and celebrate the capstone ICT4Drinks event of the year.

Sign up now to attend – a ticket is mandatory for attendance.

Fail Festival DC 2015
5:30pm-8pm
Thursday, December 1st
FHI 360 Academy Hall
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20009.

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Featured Presenters

Agenda

  • 5:30-6:45pm – Open Bar Happy Hour
  • 6:45-8:00pm – Fail Festival
  • 8:00-8:30pm – Applause and Last Call

Fail Festival DC 2015

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Fail Fest DC 2015

Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.

Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments, so who are we to expect success 100% of the time?

That’s why its time for Fail Festival 2015. We are on a mission to make failure acceptable in development discussions. There is great value in examining our mistakes and learning from failure as we go beyond the easy and the simple.

Join us for the 5th annual event, and expect much laughter as 300 of your peers and colleagues navel-gaze at where we have all gone wrong in international development… and learn how not to star in next year’s Fail Festival.

Fail Festival 2015 will be hosted by FHI360 on Thursday, December 10th, in Academy Hall.  We will have an open bar and tasty nibbles to lubricate the conversation and celebrate the capstone ICT4Drinks event of the year.

Sign up now to attend – a ticket is mandatory for attendance.

Fail Festival DC 2015
5:30pm-8pm
Thursday, December 10th
FHI360 Academy Hall
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20009.

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Featured Presenters

Agenda

  • 5:30-6:45pm – Open Bar Happy Hour
  • 6:45-8:00pm – Fail Festival
  • 8:00-8:30pm – Applause and Last Call

Fail Festival SLUSH Impact

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Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We are often working in failed states, in market failure environments, on some of the most intractable human issues – who are we to expect success 100% of the time?

So we must celebrate failure, and we did at Fail Festival SLUSH Impact – the crash and burn party for positive social and environmental impact initiatives.
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Fail Festival UK 2015

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Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments, so who are we to expect success 100% of the time?

That’s why its time for the third Fail Festival UK. Building on Fail Faire UK 2012 and Fail Fest UK 2014, we are on a mission to make failure acceptable in development discussions. There is great value in examining our mistakes and learning from failure as we go beyond the easy and the simple.

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Fail Festival DC 2014

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Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.

Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments, so who are we to expect success 100% of the time?

That’s why it was time for Fail Festival 2014, our 4th annual event, where we had much laughter as 300 of our peers and colleagues navel-gazed at where we have all gone wrong in international development… and learned how not to star in next year’s Fail Festival.
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