I just returned from an extraordinary convocation in San Francisco last week. The event was the 2012 Innovation Summit for the Spirit of Innovation Challenge hosted by the Conrad Foundation.
What made it extraordinary was the high caliber of innovative talent on display at the Summit. Creative problem-solving teams from some of the best high schools in the USA (and one from the Isle of Man) convened to present their innovative solutions to problems in the areas of aerospace exploration, clean energy, and health & nutrition. Each team presented on stage to a panel of industry experts which then engaged each team in questions and answers.