idea generators Conference, Chicago, May 2016

Within the format of 3+ days, talented individuals committed to generating positive social change came to gather in teams to design projects related to environmental sustainability in North American college campuses and campus communities through an interfaith partnership.

With the guidance of a professional team of advisors, each group went through a process of ideation, project selection, project design and pitch practice, culminating with a presentation of their project to a group of judges and their peers.

Following the Conference, the Issachar Fund partnered with the Duke Divinity School of Reconciliation to review the winning teams’ grant proposals, and map out a successful project from the ideas presented. Taking several key components from the ideas presented, Abdullah Antepli, Duke University, and Abi Riak, Operations Director, Center for Reconciliation, collaborated to create the Intersection Project, which will be implemented in 2017.

To read more about the IGC Chicago, and to view further supporting documents, images and videos, please explore this page.

Videos and interviews

IGC’s provide opportunity for participants to share stories and reflections, whether on the event itself, or on larger themes in life.

Debra Majeed, Professor, Beloit College

Jihad Turk, President, Bayan Claremont

Nicholas Trombley, Student, Eastern University

Ambassador Sallama Shaker, Ph.D- Building Bridges

Muhammad Shareef, Director, Detroit is My Home

Alexandra Harper, Creative Director, Culture Care

“A Letter to the World” Kenza Isnasni, Student, Al Akhawayn University