But what is a Community Research Incubator, exactly? Great question!
Think of it as a recipe.
First, start with a room full of passionate and creative people: community leaders, researchers, program designers and evaluators, students, and others.
For the second ingredient, add some specific questions, problems, or projects into the mix for discussion. These might include program ideas, nascent research initiatives, materializing concepts in need of collaborators, and so on.
The next ingredient is a very thin layer of technology: a set of screens around the room that provide minute-by-minute updates of each conversation. This monitoring allows everyone in the room to self-organize and connect themselves to conservations where they feel they have the most to learn or contribute.
Lastly, stir everything together in a relaxed environment and provide some light refreshments to help keep up the glucose levels! (A nice topping is to add the option for those who are interested in purchasing a pint as well.)
Even if you cannot attend the Community Research Incubator, you can still contribute as a CRHESI member. Review the list of initial table discussions and forward this message on to anyone who you know who might be able to resource, support, or benefit from these topics.
If you have an idea, project, or problem in mind that you would like to bring to a future Community Research Incubator for broader collaboration and input, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org