What is The Breakout Project?

Over forty-eight epic hours in May 2017, thousands of innovative minds will unite in Kingston, Ontario. Here they will be given one monumental challenge: kickstart social good projects designed to improve our community, society and planet.

The world is changing quickly. Technology allows us to create, connect and automate like never before. Our global challenge is to channel that technology and our collective know-how to find solutions to the biggest problems we face today. The Breakout Project is a showcase of our human ingenuity, our ability to make a difference, and of our innovation prowess.

An Innovation Kitchen
From within historic Fort Henry, teams will work around the clock for 48 hours to raise the human and financial capital required to take their project from ideation to completion in just one year.

Renowned speakers, experts and investors will interview and mentor teams from a live main stage at the event. Attendees will network and have the opportunity to learn and work alongside industry leaders as they support their chosen projects.

The Breakout Project will be broadcast live online in a reality TV format. The live streaming combined with the power of social media means that our global audience can be more than just spectators — they can be active participants sharing their own knowledge, capital and connections to support the teams they believe in.

We’re calling on YOU. The designers, dreamers, innovators, influencers and investors, who have the power to drive change.

Event attendees will have an experience like no other — they will learn, collaborate, and celebrate like never before.

An Experience of a Lifetime

The Breakout Project is a world first innovation experience. It is a new way for the world to see the inner workings of innovative teams as we collectively propel world-changing projects from concept to reality over 48 epic hours.

Be there for the first Breakout Project as we remove the barriers to innovation allowing attendees to participate, collaborate, celebrate and learn unlike ever before at our nation’s biggest social innovation gathering on Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Learn

From the main stage, more than 20 world-renowned speakers will teach, share and inspire.

Panels will discuss ways to propel innovative projects forward, how technology can be harnessed to accelerate growth, how partnerships can be forged to multiply impact, and how diverse teams can be fostered to amplify strengths.

You’ll also learn from your peers, from team leaders, and through high-impact experiences as you bring your energy, know-how and talent to bear.

Collaborate

You’ll be working and learning alongside amazing people throughout the event.

You choose how you want to engage: you can work on projects, share stories, light up social media, present new ideas, or just actively observe as teams and attendees move projects forward at lightning speed.

You may not know how you are going to work with teams before you arrive. Fear not! It’s the job of each team to call on attendees, to inspire us to act, and find creative ways to use our skills, knowledge, connections and energy.

Experience

Attendees have a full-access pass to main stage activities, to engage with teams, to interact with VIPs, to participate in audience-only experiences, and celebrate in evening events and concerts.

Just wait for the audience challenges we have lined up for you. Don’t be surprised to find yourself exploring the Kingston Penitentiary, solving innovative puzzles in Kingston’s amazing race, and enjoying our designed tour of Kingston’s pub scene. Kingston has a lot of surprises up its sleeves: and we’re going to give you an experience like you’ve never had before.

Celebrate

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday. And it’s Canada’s time to lead the world with innovative solutions to the toughest challenges we collectively face. In true north style, we will be celebrating the launch of The Breakout Project and the world-changing projects that we are all making possible.

Fort Henry will be pumping throughout the event, but so will be the downtown pub scene with a special experience on May 11th. Then, in the same location where so many gathered to celebrate Kingston’s own Tragically Hip last summer, The Breakout Project will close with an epic concert in Springer Market Square.

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$199

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$549

Super
Early Bird

$199

No longer available

Early
Bird

$349

Available Limited Time Only

Regular
Rate

$549

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Breakout Project designed for ‘big, impactful solutions’

Read the Article Wade Morris/For The Whig-Standard Monday, March 27, 2017

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