Introducing the Spark Camp Playbook

For the past five years, we’ve crafted an event series we think is somewhat unusual for the quality of the connections and insights it produces for participants. We published our reflections on what we’d learned back in 2013. Since then, we’ve experimented a lot, and learned countless more lessons along the way. So we wanted […]

Spark Camp Newsroom Summit on Leadership and Management

We are in the midst of a significant rethinking of how news organizations should operate. Organizational shifts like these are the inspiration for our upcoming Summit — Spark Camp Summit on Newsroom Leadership and Management. The Summit, which will be held at CUNY September 5-6, 2014 will focus on the future of newsroom leadership and […]

Spark Camp : Visionaries, Leaders and Managers

We are in the midst of a significant rethinking of how organizations should operate. Zappos — a shoe merchant — recently announced it was doing away with bosses, following in the footsteps of organizations like the software development and distribution company Valve. The media company Upworthy chose to forego an office; its employees work in […]

Nominations for Spark Camp: Leadership & Management


How We Select Our Campers

For us, having a diverse group of attendees is about hosting a better event. When people bring together a true variety of backgrounds and experiences, they also bring a variety of ways to frame issues, find opportunities and identify solutions. Our mix of Campers was once perfectly described as “Everyone I never knew I always […]

Mastering the Art of Sparking Connections

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Spark Camp :: Storytelling

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend focused on storytelling, technology and media. Thanks to all of our campers for attending! Details from our past Spark Camp :: Storytelling event below: Theme: Storytelling We’re bringing together fascinating and innovative storytellers from a variety of media disciplines – journalism, literature, cinema, theater, gaming, design and broadcast – […]

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Co-Founders Amanda Michel (Co-Founder)  Twitter Amanda is a Global Director (Contributions) at the Guardian in London. Amy Webb (Co-Founder)   bio   Twitter Amy is the Founder of the Future Today Institute and Professor of Strategic Foresight at the New York University Stern School of Business. Andrew Pergam (Co-Founder)   Twitter LinkedIn Andrew is a Director at Facebook. Matt […]


UPCOMING CAMPS Spark Camp:: Long Distance. Remember when long-distance phone calls cost money? Every minute counted, so every minute was precious. Now, in our various forms of quarantine, it’s easier than ever to be connected, but harder than ever to feel connected. With people restricted to gathering over video calls and social media apps, our […]