LAB APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2019 ARE STILL OPEN

Lab Application for PDX:SP19

The Social Impact Lab PDX is a two-month design marathon focused on making a difference in our local community through social impact design. We are excited to be partnering with Portland Fire & Rescue this spring to help co-create community-based "blueprints" to help improve the places where we live, work, and play.

We are so excited to learn more about you and your interest in the Social Impact Lab PDX! This application will give our organizers a chance to learn more about you and your background.

Before you complete this application, please be sure you have read about or reviewed the information available online about the upcoming PDX Lab and the Social Impact Lab’s exciting partnership with Portland Fire & Rescue’s Blueprint for Success project.

Formal lab participation by application only. Design experience not required.


Once you’re ready, here’s how to apply:

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION USING THE FORM BELOW

  • Please anticipate setting aside about 20-25 minutes to complete this application in full.

  • If you wish to receive financial assistance to help with the lab fees, you will want to indicate your interest in the application below and submit the separate Lab Scholarship Application to complete your application.

  • You should anticipate hearing from our team within 72 hours with a decision regarding your application

  • No payment is required with your application.

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Once your application is accepted, you will have 72 hours (3 days) to secure your registration with a $99 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit. This deposit goes towards your total lab fee. You will also have the option to pay your lab fee in full.

    • If you received a lab scholarship or were identified as a lab fellow, you will have 72 hours (3 days) to secure your registration. Specific instructions will be forthcoming with your acceptance.

  • If applicable, pay the remainder of your lab fee before the lab launches on Monday, May 13th. Early Registration Lab Fee applies if you pay in full before midnight on Sunday, May 5th.

  • Once registered, you will receive a welcome email that contains onboarding information to the lab. Team leads will be checking in with all team members about one week prior to the lab launch date to schedule the orientation + kickoff meeting and set up expectations for regular check-ins.

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Be sure to mark these events in your calendar. Details will be confirmed upon completion of your registration. All events take place in Portland, Oregon and will be accessible via public transportation.

  • Pre-lab events:

    • COMPLETED - Tuesday, April 30th - Social Impact Design Workshop: Blueprint for Success Deep-Dive - Prospective lab participants are invited to preview the data from the blueprints in order to craft a compelling focus or design challenge

    • COMPLETED - Tuesday, May 7th - Social Impact Lab + Blueprint for Success Idea Launch: Prospective lab participants are invited to pitch their ideas to a panel, who will select areas of focus for the lab

  • Formal lab events (required for lab participants):

    • COMPLETED - Week of May 12th - Virtual Lab Orientation

    • Tuesday, May 21st - Workshop #1: Research

    • Tuesday, June 4th - Workshop #2: Define + Ideate

    • Tuesday, June 11th - Workshop #3: Prototype + Test

    • Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th - Lab Impactathon*

    • Tuesday, June 25th - Community Celebration

 

THE PORTLAND LAB LAUNCHES ON TUESDAY, MAY 14TH.

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 5TH.


 
APPLICANT INFORMATION
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DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
The following questions are optional and will not be considered with your application; however, this data will help our future programming and funding options.
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With which racial or ethnic group do you most identify?
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REQUIRED APPLICATION QUESTIONS
We recommend aiming for 100 - 250 words per response.
How does participating in the Social Impact Lab help meet a professional or personal goal? Why is this a good time to be involved in this lab program?
For the Spring lab, we are partnering with Portland Fire & Rescue to co-creating blueprints for success. Please read about this here and consider why you wish to join this lab cohort.
Experience is not required but this is a chance for you to discuss any relevant background or your general interest.
FOR PROSPECTIVE TEAM LEADS ONLY
As a team lead, you will be working directly with the lead lab organizer and volunteering to be the "captain" of a team. Learn more on the Portland Lab page.
LAB REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT
Please refer to the Portland Lab page to see details about lab fees and early registration deadlines.
We strive to make the Social Impact Lab accessible to all social impact changemakers. Due to generous donations, the majority of cost of the Social Impact Lab PDX is subsidized. *
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APPLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We strive to make the Social Impact Lab PDX program a safe, uplifting experience for all participants. Participation in the Social Impact Lab Portland requires adherence to the Social Impact Lab Community Standards. *
The Social Impact Lab is dedicated to help support and inspire professionals seeking to learn more about social impact design by giving them a pathway to create change in their community. We are committed to providing an experience and environment that is free from harassment based upon an individual's sex, gender expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics. The Social Impact Lab will take whatever measures it deems warranted under the circumstances to address any inappropriate behavior in this regard, including without limitation, exclusion from further involvement with lab activities and events. More information can be found at social-impact-lab.com/communitystandards.
Initial the box below if you’ve thought about this application and are excited about the opportunity to make a difference in Portland through design.
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