Social Innovation Camp Sparks Social Change With 48 Hour Challenge

Is it possible to put together a functional, user-friendly website and a business plan to tackle some of today’s largest social, environmental, and political problems in just 48 hours? The people at Social Innovation Camp think so, and it’s their mission to hook up graphic designers, website developers, marketing professionals and other industry experts with local activists looking to impact today’s tough problems using social media on the web. The most recent weekend-long Social Innovation Camp event took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on April 8-10, and was a huge success.

Social Innovation Camp has been bringing together web-based professionals and local activists for two years, beginning in the UK and branching out to host international events. Their mission is to “bring together ideas, people and digital tools to build web-based solutions to social problems – from hacking together some software to working out how you’d sustain an idea – all in just 48 hours.” And judging from the most recent camp, they are seeing successes with this quick, guerrilla-style attack on social problems using the social web.