The 2020 Theme:
A Thriving Environment
“Environment” can be as broad as our world or as narrow as your own home. Global or local – is the environment around you healthy? Maybe your gut says, “No!” What is it that drives that response? There is a need there that must be addressed by someone so that your environment can thrive. Perhaps that someone is you. Maybe your response wasn’t quite so strong because your environment has some healthy stuff going on. But as you ponder a bit more, you see something is not quite right, and it bugs you. Something that keeps others from thriving. What idea do you have to help that environment thrive? We’re looking for ideas that make life better now and more sustainable for generations to come. There’s space in this conference for addressing a wide range of issues like school and community safety, energy use, disconnected/forgotten peers, housing needs, global warming, mental health, building bridges across cultures, opportunities and threats with technology use, healthy living, or other local needs that could add up to something bigger. This theme grounds our focus but you can apply with any idea that meets a need. O2 has been helping people like you bring their ideas to life. Together we can see Columbus THRIVE.