What Happens At Basecamp?
Basecamps occur annually in multiple cities, sometimes simultaneously.
1. INVITATION BY NOMINATION
Meticulously curated by existing explorers.
2. PRE BASECAMP DIALOGUE
Challenge Papers and research on globally relevant themes led by table hosts.
3. BASECAMP EXPEDITION DISCUSSIONS
Table discussions expertly facilitated, featuring both the ‘warp’ and the ‘weft’.
4. POST BASECAMP FIELD NOTES
Recommendation papers circulated with pathfinders and the world.
5. EXPEDITIONS & ACTION COALITIONS
Launching the ideas and actions with support from the community.
6. LOCAL CHAPTERS
A new local node in the community is formed.
7. IMPACT MAPS
Measuring and reporting. Collective outcome focused.
Photos from basecamp:London
Calling all Pathfinders
You name it, we welcome it. Executives, policy makers, tech entrepreneurs, elders, rock-and-roll legends, youth activists, researchers, concerned, engaged citizens and more. Our community is inclusive, focused on a shared passion for a positive future and a tendency to action.
Basecamp explorers are:
- Fully engaged in one or more of the Table topics and challenges
- Committed to the entire journey – from pre-camp prep to potential expeditions
- Willing to make a contribution towards the cost of convening
- Have no personal agendas
- A global group of systemic think-and-doers
- Take a holistic approach to tackling big challenges
- Diverse – in generations, gender and perspective; and
- Collaborative, passionate, curious and able to get work done in real time
Basecamp 2019 Pathfinders Include:
Want to be in the room where it happens? This is it. Consider the invitation a call to action, a chance to roll up your sleeves and make your contribution to some of the toughest challenges we face in our modern world. Sit down with the icons, the wise, the brash and innovative for an intimate conversation and leave with the early start of a common project. Run, don't walk to basecamp.
Executive Director, Health Commons Solutions Lab
You ever imagine what it'd be like to be at Aspen Ideas Fest or the TED mainstage? Imagine that: with more intimacy, zero pretense, and the shared feeling of really being on a journey together.
Scott Kent Jones
Convening great minds, stimulating ideas, driving change, in a serious but convivial way. it was an honour to be there. I think it is the start of something big.
Award-winning journalist and author
Inspired Expedition Discussions
Themes for basecamp: London
Basecamp table themes have something ‘contestable’, are globally relevant and have work we can continue, amplify or deepen. Each expedition discussion is expertly facilitated and passionately championed. New for basecamp: London! As well as the themes (‘the warp’) at Bc:L there will be more cross threads (‘weft’). Each table will also include an artist or creative thinker as well as a scientist or AI specialist for maximum cross-pollination and diversity.
This year’s table themes include: