Crowdsourcing Week and the crowdsourcing design platform 99designs launched an online t-shirt design contest to engage the creativity of the crowd and encourage participation in helping the homeless in San Francisco, which is the host city of our CSW Global 2019 conference on September 12 and 13. Thank you to everyone who entered and we are delighted to showcase the winning entries in the article main image.

Entrants were asked  to create t-shirt designs that illustrate ways of addressing homelessness in San Francisco. The five winning entries included one that used cardboard, one that featured birds that help each other build their nests, and one that to a couple of us is a little reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA.’ The winners were jointly selected by Crowdsourcing Week CEO Epi Ludvik and Coalition on Homelessness Development Director Jay Rice.  

Their designs will be produced as official event t-shirts for CSW Global 2019 where corporate leaders, governments and their agencies, non-profits, and researchers will come together to discuss how new innovations in crowdsourcing are powering breakthroughs. All proceeds from the sales will go to San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness to fund direct action and policy advocacy efforts to improve the lives of our homeless neighbors. Crowdsourcing Week has pledged to devote 1% of company profits to social good around the world.

Each winner has also earned an opportunity to present their ideas on- stage at either CSW Global 2019 or the BOLD Awards 2020 in Venice, Italy. We’ll soon be hearing from the winners who want to take the stage in San Francisco.

CSW Global 2019

Crowdsourcing Week Conference Helps Homeless in the Host CityAfter our CEO Epi Ludvik opens the conference on September 12 at the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, he will introduce Pam Webber, Chief Operating Officer at the global creative platform 99designs, as the first speaker. Pam will address delegates under the session title “Crowdsourced to Outsourced: How online platforms are shaping the future of work.” Her main themes will be that crowd work brings great potential benefit to both organizations and workers – but also raises risks and challenges that we must understand and manage.

A full agenda is available and we have some remaining tickets for either just Day 1 or Full Access Passes that include Day 2 and the conference-closing networking event. If you want to book tickets for three or more delegates please use the same tickets link and apply for a Group Discount. Current prices apply to August 30.

The scale and intimacy of the conference allow networking with other delegates, the CSW team and the international crowd-industry leaders who are taking part on stage. If this is an opportunity that sounds too good to miss we look forward to meeting you in San Francisco.