Participation in Enable Montreal will span 3 months from March 9 to June 9, 2018. During this time participants are expected to attend 12 events, which will last a total of 40 hours. In addition to these organized activities, participants will need to meet with their teams independently in order to complete their research, develop their designs and prepare their final presentations. The amount of hours invested will vary from person to person and team to team, but we estimate participants will invest approximately 40 additional hours or outside work.
Will there be a winner?
No. Enable Montreal is a noncompetitive program designed to promote crossteam collaboration and generate as many feasible solutions as possible. Instead of a single winner, the prize money will be split equally between all teams and distributed at each milestone to help the teams keep pushing their ideas forward.
What can we spend our money on?
Each team must designate a Team Treasurer who will be the recipient of the cheques and be responsible for disbursing the funds according to the team’s priorities. Possible uses of support funding include: Compensating a team member or members for the time they invest in your mandate; Snacks for team meetings; Materials needed for prototypes; Materials needed for kiosk; Contributions to community organizations that have supported your team’s work.
What happens after the vernissage?
A celebratory vernissage on June 9 will shine a spotlight on the evolution of each team’s work. Ideas demonstrating high potential for impact will receive continued support from la MIS, which may take several forms (supporting the project teams themselves, finding an appropriate “home” for the ideas to turn into concrete solutions, etc.).
What if I can't attend one of the events?
Attendance at Enable Montreal events is highly recommended for all registered participants. If you cannot attend one of the events for whatever reason, please contact Mariloue Daudier at firstname.lastname@example.org.