TENTPOLE is an invitation-only community of innovation and growth leaders from across the six different but connected stakeholder rings that make an event tick.
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The people who are here want to be here. Jump in and participate three ways
The Big Top
we pitched a tent to foster problem-solving and value creation
The Big Top is our weekly collaborative circus that heralds the art and science of convening people.
When we do it
The community meets almost every Wednesday, from 6p ET - 730p ET on Zoom.
Why it matters
When you combine diverse perspectives, analytical rigor, and domain expertise, you can transform insights into sustainable growth.
collaborative opportunity exploration
Our Briefing Center brings industry leaders together with the most talented entrepreneurs and technology companies driving the next wave of innovation.
community-sourced event audit
TENTPOLEmob is an open, fast, and crowdsourced approach to research and discovery. It's based on the notion that a participant of any event can find inspiration from the events he/she attends.
How it works
It's simple. Participants will submit a complete Event Assessment that will include their overall perspective of the event experience. In this era, reviews and perspectives are priceless.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe these principles serve as the basic conditions for openness
We are a group of people with a strong relationship to the social construction of knowledge. What brings us together is a shared optimism that if better organized, we can cause radically positive things to happen.
As much as possible, we work to make data and other materials easily accessible to both internal and external participants; they are open to any member to review them when necessary.
Processes for collective problem solving, collaborative decision making, and continuous learning are in place, and we reward both personal and team learning to reinforce a growth mindset.
Protocols and procedures for participation are clear, widely available, and acknowledged, allowing for constructive inclusion of diverse perspectives.
Work in an open organization involves multiple stakeholders by default. Participants believe that joint work produces better (more effective, more sustainable) outcomes, and specifically seek to involve others in our efforts.
These are the core obsessions that drive our work and POV — defining thought pillars of seismic importance to the global business of convening people.
How we think
How we convene