Pop!Tech, a conference on social innovation, technology, and making a difference (as well as all its other related activities and networks), has opened up applications for their Social Innovation Fellows Program – and they are particularly interested in young people (under 35 years) and those from outside the USA:
Fellows will participate (all-expenses paid) in the 2008 Pop!Tech conference, the visionary annual gathering of thought leaders and change agents that will convene October 22-25, 2008 in Camden, Maine. Fellows will also take part in a unique, in-depth leadership and skills development program that will cover areas that are critical to success in creating “big bet” social programs, such as strategy, technology, communications, fundraising, media relations, digital storytelling, and how to take initiatives to scale, led by some of the world’s most successful social entrepreneurs and renowned specialists. Fellows will also have year-round access to Pop!Tech mentors and a network of support to aid in the advancement of their ideas, projects and collaborations.
Fellows will be selected based on their proven track record, as well as their interest in and high potential for generating significant cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, and socially beneficial innovations in fields such as education, energy, technology, global healthcare, development, environment, human rights advocacy, media, journalism and related fields.
Nominations can be made here and the selection of Fellows will be made on a rolling basis (so they process them as they come in). There isn’t a closing date, though I’d imagine they’d choose all their fellows before October.