Innovation Accelerator Roundtable


Innovation Accelerator Roundtables sessions are where SPLC Summit participants share, discuss, and help shape innovative sustainable purchasing projects or practices that are ready to be launched, joined, expanded, or replicated.

Here’s how it works:

Innovative Projects/ Ideas submitted

During the Summit’s Call for Presentations, prospective presenters submit an Innovation Accelerator Presentation proposal. These proposals describe innovative projects that the submitter will prepare to share in a roundtable setting. Submissions can include fully-baked projects that the presenter is looking for feedback on, a brand new idea that the presenter is looking for others to help develop, a collaboration that attendees can join, or a new tool that can support sustainable procurement excellence. [Projects should be non-commercial or pre-commercial in nature.]

BEFORE THE SUMMIT: Projects Selected for the Accelerator Sessions

The Summit Planning Committee, together with SPLC Staff, will select as many as thirty proposals to be included in the Innovation Accelerator Sessions at the Summit. Every proposal selected will be one that the Committee and Staff believe merits the creative thinking the Summit’s attendees can offer.

AT THE SUMMIT: Attendee Participation  

Summit Attendees will review the roundtable topics before the Summit. On-site, attendees will claim a seat at a roundtable with a topic of interest to them during each round of the Accelerator sessions. Topics will repeat so attendees can attend more than one topic and so that presenters can engage more attendees than can fit around a table at one time.


 will provide a note-taking sheet for each roundtable so that one of the participants can take notes on the outcomes of the conversation. These will be collected, compiled, and reported back to all attendees. The report-outs will not attribute ideas or outcomes to specific individuals in the spirit of the Chatham House Rule. Interested parties will be able to follow up with a topic’s presenter for more details or to get engaged.