The Exec Club and WILD - Overview
WILD began as an inspiring concept that explored how some innovations/design are MILD, taking steps into the future and others are WILD, taking leaps into the future.
As our world has become more complex the incremental aspects of innovation need to change to leaps, not steps - we wanted to celebrate and recognise those WILD souls that are taking leaps more often than steps.
The prototype of the WILD Dinner happened in March 2022, with two special guests - Debbie Millman and Roxane Gay plus 18 other WILD souls - the dinner was astounding as it benefited all there through networking, ideas exchange and recognising the large scale changes needed to keep up with the chaos of life through accelerated communications systems that mean junk ideas are spreading faster than solutions.
To put it another way, Seth Godin's Idea Virus is now at pandemic proportions, we had hoped the Idea Virus was going to be about a better world, instead, we found that the opposite happened.
WILD #01 - 4 May 2022
Growing out of the prototype event WILD #01 was an invitation and collaborator based event - we took our network of Design/Innovation experts, asked them to collaborate with us and filled the room with energy to burn.
The outcomes of the evening are being reported daily with new connections, collaborations and business relationships kicking off. We consider this mission accomplished.
After the success of WILD #01 we’ve decided to do two things - a full program of WILD events across the globe and a one day conference in Melbourne in October called BETTER FUTURE BOOST. BOOST will feature the latest innovative thinking from across the globe with panellists coming in from USA, ASIA, Europe and IRL Australian souls.
As a BETTER FUTURE Exec Club Member, we hope to help you grow your network, extend alliances and prepare for what's shaping up to be one of the golden eras of innovation. Every WILD Gathering is a collection of wild souls, and we invite you to be a part of the conversation about the need for WILD action and become faster, smarter and more connected.
Join us for a WILD Meet and extend your executive capacity in a relaxed environment with other wild souls. A small gathering of design and innovation leaders who are ready to take wild leaps - rather than mild steps - into a better future with a strong economy, sustainable environment and social equity. You are sure to come away feeling faster, smarter and more connected. Meets will be held at cafes and bars across the globe, so be sure to look out for a Meet near you.
A longer-form annual series of dinners for deeper conversations with your fellow design and innovation leaders in a relaxed setting. Organised by BETTER FUTURE in cities around the world, a WILD Hang is a room full of wild souls who are ready to take wild leaps into a better future. Become faster, smarter and more connected, by being part of a gathering of minds that shouldn’t be missed! Hangs will be held at restaurants and surprise locations across the globe, so be sure to look out for a Hang near you.
A WILD Exchange is your chance to participate in an active learning, immersive leadership event where Leader Lead Leaders. Delegates can expect insights from some of the world’s leading design thinkers and business professionals as well as opportunities to meet and learn from local and international design businesses.
Speaker profile events have an us and them culture where people “pitch” and leave. The culture at a WILD Exchange is about a flow of ideas and information that is focused on our values of a strong economy, sustainable environment and social equity. It is a gathering for design executives and decision-makers from established and emerging markets to illustrate talent, depth of knowledge and opportunities for WILD innovation. The ultimate setting for becoming faster, smarter and more connected.
WILD Exchange gatherings have 3 formats; Global Brief, Boost, and Expedition.
A half-day gathering where our Exec Club leaders and peak industry body partners get together to focus on the economy and trade as it relates to design innovation. The Global Brief is precluded by a WILD Meet for 30-70 Exec Club Members and VIPs to prime their imaginations before the day. At the Global Brief, everybody is a participant, it is about leaders learning from leaders.
Boost is all about bringing back the connections, insights and opportunities from Berlin, Paris, New York, London and Reykjavik to our Australian BETTER FUTURE Exec Club community. A collaborative full day event featuring panels, spotlight talks, and one-on-one discussions.
The BETTER FUTURE Expedition is an annual experience for great minds in great locations. By coming together in exciting locations around the world, we can design the framework for a Better Future. Expect speakers, workshops, discussions and demonstrations at this high-intensity, multi-day experience.
The 2022 WILD Program
15 Mar 2022
04 May 2022
19 May 2022
16 Jun 2022
28 Jul 2022
31 Aug 2022
12 Sep 2022
15 Sep 2022
16 Sep 2022
EXCHANGE - Global Brief
27 Sep 2022
29 Sep 2022
03 Oct 2022
11 Oct 2022
12 Oct 2022
EXCHANGE - Boost
25 Oct 2022
02 Nov 2022
09 Nov 2022
16 Nov 2022
23 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022
13 Dec 2022
*Dates are subject to change.