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Unusual suspects: building a coalition of collaborators in 2015

Published Date: 27 January 2015

In September 2014, SIX, Collaborate and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation hosted the Unusual Suspects Festival. This four-day international event involved more than 35 different organisations coming together to host 28 unique events to explore the relationship and intrinsic connection between social innovation and collaboration. The essence of the festival was about bringing together a dynamic and diverse mix of unlikely connections to create real social change.

Building a Coalition of Collaborators in 2015 draws on the different conversations and sessions that were held in September. We have highlighted six key themes that stood out across the entire festival and our thoughts for moving forward in 2015.This report builds on the insights, ideas, and energy of those who were able to attend and participate in the festival, and outlines our thoughts for the future as we are keen to further develop the concept of the unusual suspects, to embed new learning, and continue to build a growing community of collaborators.

We welcome your thoughts and opinions and want to continue to collaborate with the unusual suspects.

Please contact Jordan Junge for more information or to get involved.