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DIL Idea Team Fail Salon

March 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come join us for the first of three Fail Faire events: the DIL Fail Salon.

THEME: Failure in International Development

Host: Reshma Singh, LIGTT

For more information on DIL Salons, click HERE.

About Fail Faires:

Fail Faires have been held all over the world, as a space where those passionate about international development flip the ideas of international development into an important part of the process of risk-taking and innovation. This March, let’s learn from our own failures, here at Berkeley.


Reshma Singh of LIGTT is a key member of the core team that has taken LIGTT from concept to reality. She brings experience in managing international partnerships for the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at LBNL.Her experience in development work includes active participation in The Boston Pledge, an organization promoting grassroots entrepreneurship to serve challenged regions around the globe; working with migrant communities at slums in India to design innovative shelter systems; and working with inner-city residents in Massachusetts on urban revitalization solutions.


How the DIL Salons work. Modeled after Technology Salons, DIL Salons has adopted these guiding principles to promote frank conversation and sharing of ideas:

  • Meetings are lively conversations, not presentations
  • No powerpoints are allowed
  • Participation is capped at 20 people
  • All participants are encouraged to share insights and lessons learned
  • Every Salon follows Chatham House Rules.

The Blum Center for Developing Economies is situated just east of the intersection of Euclid and Hearst (though there is no entrance to Blum Hall from Hearst–you must enter from on campus.)

Want to be a part of the conversation? Fill out this survey! We’d love to hear what you have to say about failure.

Interested in the DIL Fail Faire Distinguished Guest Speaker? Sign up for it here while tickets still last!

Fail well!

Have questions about Development Impact Lab Fail Salon? Contact DIL Idea Team: dil@berkeley.edu


March 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Development Impact Lab


200G Blum Hall
Blum Hall, Haviland Road , Berkeley, 94709 United States
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