2018 Assembly

SAVE THE DATE: April 19 – 21, 2018 – Seattle, WA
Hosted by Sage Bionetworks

Background: The 2018 Sage Assembly is the eighth in a series of Open Innovation events held by Sage Bionetworks, starting with the Commons Congresses held annually in San Francisco from 2010 to 2013.  In 2015, we took the themes beyond innovation in open science, to examine how three trends – large-scale data, social networks, and  novel institutional power structures – relate to open research, open education, and open social impact, and held the first Open Assembly in Paris.   Then, in 2016, the Assembly moved to Shenzhen China and collectively explored a central issue of the 21st century – the environment.  We focused on the ubiquity of and the knowledge to be gained from personal sensors, and how this form of open learning can be applied to address issues of real concern. 

In 2017, we brought the Assembly to Seattle, Sage Bionetworks’ home base, for the first time and explored the themes closest to us: open innovation in science, and the acceleration of health research through open systems, incentives and standards.  We are excited to again host the Assembly in Seattle and hope that you will join us in April 2018.

Highlights from the 2017 Sage Assembly include: