Tom Wujec, lead facilitator of BD+C's 3rd Annual Under 40 Leadership Summit, October 9-11 in San Francisco, outlines the Vision U40 competition, which will launch at the Summit.
Participants will collaborate in small teams to develop innovative solutions to today's pressing social, economic, technical and cultural problems related to the built environment, and complete for $5,000 in prizes.
In the video, Wujec lays out the framework of the competition:
"How do become stronger as an AEC leader?
In this year's U40 Leadership Summit, you'll have the opportunity to exercise your creative muscles by developing innovative solutions to some of the grand challenges facing the world today.
This year's Summit will take the form of a competition—a collaborative contact sport that will give you the opportunity to think deeply about the impact of great design, engineering, and construction. Working in small groups with your peers, you'll pick a pressing issue from one of eight areas, and together you'll brainstorm, develop elegant concepts, and pitch a solution—large or small—that effectively addresses the challenge.
Four teams will win $500 each, and the best pitch wins the $3,000 cash prize and eternal admiration of your colleagues. Along the way you'll have a chance to network with other leaders across the entire AEC spectrum.
The Vision U40 competition—it's friendly, it's fierce, and it's wickedly fun, and it takes place in beautiful San Francisco. We hope to see you there."