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International

e-Lab Leap Events

eLab Leap events are stakeholder meetings designed to build bridges between key stakeholders, create new and different relationships, foster shared understandings and lay a critical foundation, and help develop and implement effective solutions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NY Change Lab Meeting
June 2017


The fourth meeting of the NY Change Lab will be convened at the Garrison Institute. Stay tuned for more details.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

  • CDC Shared Solar Workshop – July 2016: eLab Leap, in partnership with Solar One, convened a technical workshop to further develop and improve a new community shared solar business model concept that leverages the unique capabilities of local nonprofit affordable housing providers to enable low-income renters to directly capture economic benefits.
  • NY Change Lab Meeting – June 2016: The third meeting of the NY Change Lab, convened in New York City, focused on taking an entrepreneurial mindset to identifying low-income needs. In addition to content training and engaging with a number of guest speakers and experts, participants continued to develop a shared understanding of the current situation, identify key leverage points for making meaningful change, advance lab initiatives to tackle key challenges, and cultivate ongoing momentum for lab activities.
  • Training Workshop – May 2016: eLab Leap piloted a training for NY Change Lab initiative champions, focused on collaborative tools for making progress on complex issues and applying Lean Experimentation principles to a nonprofit, governmental, or social-impact context.
  • LIFE 2016 Statewide Conference – May 2016: eLab Leap facilitated a workshop at the NYSERDA Low-Income Forum on Energy statewide conference focused on community access to and engagement models for community distributed generation.
  • NY Change Lab Meeting – November 2015: The second meeting of the NY Change Lab, convened in New York City, focused on (1) further developing a shared understanding of the current situation and identifying the key leverage points for making meaningful change, (2) advancing lab initiatives to tackle key challenges, and (3) cultivating ongoing momentum for lab activities. In total, 45 lab participants and ten guest experts attended, representing over 40 different organizations. The meeting resulted in the development of several additional lab initiatives designed to drive forward innovative and collaborative solutions to low-income challenges.
  • NY Change Lab Meeting – June 2015: This was the inaugural meeting of the NY Change Lab, convened in New York City. In total, 51 stakeholders were in attendance representing over 40 different low-income and consumer advocates; environmental groups; community-based organizations; federal, state, and local government entities; housing authorities; utilities; regulatory agencies; foundations; financiers; and distributed energy resource service providers. The convening question that shaped the meeting was, “How can we empower and improve the lives of low-income households and communities in a clean energy future?” The meeting resulted in the development of specific lab initiatives designed to drive forward innovative and collaborative solutions to low-income challenges.