Feeding your anticipation: the Local Food Challenge Shortlist has been announced! Savour the 20 flavoursome concepts which have gone through to the Refinement Phase. We're excited about where these canny conceptors will take their ideas over this exciting episode. You all play a part in this chapter as your comments will fuel the onwards development of concepts ahead of the Evaluation Phase. Everyone has a place at the table – join in and let's revel in refinement.
Some of the OpenIDEO team will be heading to Queensland, Australia's Sunshine State, next week to join the IDEAS Festival 2011. Here the Local Food Challenge concepts will be further discussed with policy-makers, food producers, retailers, researchers, educators, innovators, community connectors and more to further explore feasibility and implementation. So let's really give them something to chew on with big, bold, wild and workable concepts – ready, steady, refine!
Elsewhere, check out our OpenEXPRESS Forum where we're asking you to post responses to quick fire questions. Last week: what song sums up OpenIDEO? This week: what's your favourite Farmers' Market? Post via Faceook, Twitter (using #OpenEXPRESS) or direct to the forums. Get behind the buzz!