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Global Innovation Field Trip (GIFT)

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The Global Innovation Field Trip (GIFT) is the quarterly, on-line, 24-hour, multi-country collaboration, celebrating young innovators and those who educate, inspire and promote innovation. Promising to fill you with inspiration, hope and reassurance that our future is in good hands, these K-12 innovators share their short stories of innovation with the world. Join us for the next GIFT.

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Updated on January 18th, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

The inaugural Global Innovation Field Trip was launched in May 2020 when it became apparent the pandemic would result in delayed or cancelled celebrations of young innovators often held in the spring in the U.S.A. The program grew global attention very quickly, resulting in our first event filling with 103 presenters, 80 presentations from 15 countries and the request for additional dates.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The Global Innovation Field Trip is held one 24-hour period per quarter, beginning on at 12-noon EDT/USA/(UTC-4). Presentations are prescheduled via a short form on the GIFT site, in increments of 15 minutes. Viewers can find the schedule on line in advance of the program to select which segments from which countries they would like to watch.

The total event is held online, via Zoom webinar and simultaneously live-streamed to our YouTube channel:, where viewers can submit questions for or cheer on presenters.

Hosts and co-hosts welcome presenters as they join the webinar, invite them to present and ask questions following the presentation.

Once the event is complete, Innovation World creates individual videos for each presentation segment, posting the videos in their online library, making them accessible for all.

How has it been spreading?

* In the programs inaugural year we have hosted 356 presentations, 492 presenters from 40 countries.
* Our volunteer host pool has grown from 4 hosts the 1st event to more than 20 hosts at our last event.
* By our 2nd Field Trip we instituted the Student Co-Host Challenge, inviting young innovators to help us host the program.
* By our 3rd Field Trip we implemented the 1st sponsored contest, the Teach Miro K-12 Student Challenge.
*By our 4th Field Trip we hosted the 1st and 2nd Teen Panel Discussion, with 6 students from 5 countries.

We have accomplished much, but we have a long way to go and we are loving every minute of this Global Field Trip!. There are so many untold stories of innovation that the world needs to hear! What's yours?

If I want to try it, what should I do?

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Presenter Schedules & Past Presentation Videos:


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May 2021
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