2020 SHIFT Awards Frequently Asked Questions
Important documents to review if you haven’t already:
The 2020 SHIFT Summit, information about which may be found here, has three main objectives:
The following FAQ addresses some of the most common questions we receive from SHIFT Award Official Selection recipients. Please let us know if you have any other questions; we’re always happy to discuss.
I’ve been selected as a SHIFT Award recipient. Did I win an award?
Yes. Your work is being honored for its impact, innovation and replicability. Your SHIFT Award is our way of recognizing your contributions to the field.
Here’s how our selection process works:
What do I get for being a SHIFT Award Winner?
Each SHIFT Award winner will receive a framed certificate.
Categorical Award winners will be announced during the 2020 SHIFT Summit. Each categorical Award winner will receive a SHIFT Award trophy.
Wherever possible, we will promote your work on our website, our social media platforms and via other media outlets in advance of SHIFT.
Representatives of SHIFT Award winning initiatives receive one complimentary All-Summit Pass to the 2020 SHIFT Summit. If you wish to invite more than one representative from your organization, additional Summit passes are available at discounted rates (2nd pass = 50% discount; 3rd pass = 25% discount).
Tickets will be available July 21.
Importantly, we try to showcase your work at SHIFT itself via the following:
When will the SHIFT Award Categorical Winners be announced?
Categorical award winners for this year’s SHIFT Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 15, as part of the virtual broadcast of this year’s SHIFT Summit.
What formats does SHIFT use to showcase our work?
We use a combination of keynote speakers, workshops, poster sessions and panels to achieve our two main objectives (i.e., networking and the showcasing of best practices).
Of our various design elements, the panels and workshops are the primary vehicles used to highlight your work.
The panels and workshops are developed to feature our SHIFT Award winners, our Emerging Leaders and health and nature thought-leaders to explore a given topic relevant to the Festival’s main theme.
Am I guaranteed to have a featured role as a speaker or panelist?
We try to involve SHIFT Award winners in at least one of the roles described above. Sheer numbers make it impossible to do this for everyone (we try to do the same for our Emerging Leaders). That said, we will do our best.
If we are able to place you in the program, where you are integrated depends to a degree on your expertise, but also largely on the other puzzle pieces of SHIFT–the focus of a given panel, the experiences/backgrounds already represented on a panel, etc.
I’m excited about this year’s SHIFT and would love to help. How can I do so?
We’re so glad you asked! Here are a few great ways you can help.
Who are my main contacts at SHIFT?
We’re a small team.
What does my All-Summit Pass cover?
The All-Summit Pass covers all SHIFT Summit programming.