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Challenge:Future Dictionary

Challenge:Future 1. (noun)An empowering and barrier-free global student competition based on innovation and open collaborationfor a sustainable world. Abbreviated as C:F, 2. (verb)A call to think and start the change today to be able to live in the time which starts immediatelyafter the present, 3. (verb)The exciting process of collaborating with peers around the globe and creating feasible solutions or “out of mind ideas” for a cleaner, smarter and fairer future C:F Advisory Board, a group of visionary thinkers supporting C:F with fresh ideas and critical questions. The Board consists of a distinguished mixture of academia, business experts, and futurists. C:F Bootcamp, the first three days of the C:F Finals createdfor youth to connect, build skills, and share knowledge. C:F Challenges, specific competition tasks to be completed by participants. The 2009/2010 competition offered six challenges in its first phase: the future of Communication, Transportation, Media, Health, Youth, and Prosperity. C:F Platform, a virtual place where C:F members can participate in communication, collaboration, open dialogue, and competition. C:F Competition 2009/2010,the first competition ever, with 1,664 competitors and 554 teams from 151 countries. C:F Hall of Fame, an honor awarded to the top ten most innovative schools in the 2009/2010 competition judging based on open innovation and open collaboration principles. C:F Judges, an international team of experts representing different fields of knowledge that offered grades and feedback to competing teams. C:F Member, the essential, central and fundamental element of the C:F community. C:F Mentors, faculty members from all over the world who are passionate about fostering young talent. C:F Most Innovative School, the school that exhibited the most outstanding performance in 2009/2010 competition. C:F Open Collaboration, the process by which people share knowledge and create together for mutual benefit. C:F Open Innovation, the process in which one side (e.g., a company) needs a solution to a problem and opens itself up to broader audi-ence (e.g., students) to find the solution to their concrete problem. C:F Quick Challenge, short, exciting, and provocative contests that are posted each month to encourage creativity and promote open dialogue. They are referred to simply as QC. C:F “See you in Bled!”, a C:F slang phrase expressing wishful thinking or a compliment to others as only the finalist teamsin the C:F competition had the chance to meet in Bled, Slovenia, at the C:F Summit. C:F Sparks, a measure of the activity and meaningful contributionon the C:F virtual platform. C:F StormIt, parallel contest with extra prizes for participants. In 2010, StormIt was dedicated to green tourism with a topic of “Give me three days of green sLOVEnia”. C:F Summit, an annual face-to-face gathering of the most innovative youth, pioneering businesses,policy leaders, and other change makers. C:F The Future Book, a first attempt among C:F enthusiasts to publish food for thought for the future. C:F Weekly Hot Topic, a discussion on trending topics that are relevant to sustainability, referred to as WHT. C:F Win-win-win, an action that benefits anindividual, a business, and the world as a whole. The most important judging criteria in the C:F competition. C:F Winners, the student teams with the highest scores reflecting the combined judges’ grades and community votes. In the 2009/2010, the Backcasters team from Singapore were the winners. C:F Youth Advisory Board, the group that consists of extraordinary youth from the C:F community, referred to as YAB. C:F Youth Think Tank, over 70 passionate and creative youths who made it to the C:F Finals and serve as the voice of C:F community.

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Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Great dictionary! There are so many fond memories embedded in these terms.
Maybe we will really make it into the Oxford dictionary one day!

26th August, 2010 @ 2:49 PM CEST

Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management)

Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management) | Action team | CF Chapters

You are all more than welcomed to continue writing the C:F dictionary....

26th August, 2010 @ 2:49 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

C:F Staff
C:F Management
C:F Ambassadors

C:F YOuth Management (Yet to select !)

29th August, 2010 @ 1:59 PM CEST

Kaushal Joshi

Kaushal Joshi | Action team

Great Work…Concise but Firm.

30th October, 2010 @ 6:53 PM CEST

Bhavesh Acharya

Bhavesh Acharya

great organization and management i must say..its a highly global platform to share our thoughts..

3rd November, 2010 @ 2:55 PM CEST

Harshit Kachchhi

Harshit Kachchhi

A nice article to understand C:F just by definitions!!

Could sense the central idea in all !

Even though I was associated with C:F in 1 way or other for last few months, I understood overall picture by reading this article.

Bravo!

12th November, 2010 @ 8:35 AM CEST

Aneeqa Tariq Sheikh

Aneeqa Tariq Sheikh

i like!! hope to add few more terms soon ;)

3rd February, 2011 @ 3:45 AM CEST

Maria del Rosario Chavez Lazarte

Maria del Rosario Chavez Lazarte

C: F: hope
C: F: Goals
C: F education
C:F of mixes
I like!!

11th February, 2011 @ 6:01 AM CEST

July Stefanny Ortiz

July Stefanny Ortiz

C:F = Change the world
C:F = development sustainable
C:F= innovators of ideas
C:F = union of nations

I lik =)

13th February, 2011 @ 8:46 PM CEST

TITILAYO IJAGBEMI

TITILAYO IJAGBEMI | Action team

Its a unique invention.

21st March, 2011 @ 3:26 PM CEST

TITILAYO IJAGBEMI

TITILAYO IJAGBEMI | Action team

Astonishing Work. welldone.

21st March, 2011 @ 3:26 PM CEST

Mile  Tasevski

Mile Tasevski

Excellent article !

31st March, 2011 @ 4:53 PM CEST

Jovana Djurkovic

Jovana Djurkovic | Action team | CF Chapters

Wow! This is the best dictionary I ever read :))

5th April, 2011 @ 4:58 PM CEST

Dasha Moshkina

Dasha Moshkina

I very like it!

14th April, 2011 @ 9:08 AM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

Nice; good thinking and innovation.

17th April, 2011 @ 7:41 PM CEST

Qasir Rafiq

Qasir Rafiq

Leaders of Future

6th August, 2011 @ 10:57 AM CEST

hashim abdinoor

hashim abdinoor

inspiring to change

24th October, 2011 @ 6:57 PM CEST

Reshma Surve

Reshma Surve | Action team

Great work, very precise...

28th October, 2011 @ 8:44 AM CEST

ejaz ud din

ejaz ud din | Action team

it is great ,,,, it gives me a lot of knowledge to know these terms.............

18th August, 2012 @ 7:01 PM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Awesome!!!!! its very impressive......and very helping for upcoming CF members....

17th June, 2013 @ 8:47 AM CEST

Seema Bansal

Seema Bansal

Crystal clear concised meaning of CF. A resource of knowledge in itself.

7th March, 2015 @ 8:05 PM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

From an interview earlier this year with Andreja Kodrin, CF Founder and President (2009-2014):

C:F Team: Where do you now see headed the Challenge:Future community? What is your vision for its future?

Andreja: "C:F community is as the living form that is growing, learning and creating positive impact every day. Where and how it will grow, we cannot predict as it is independent entity, but for sure it is creating a new, strong net over the world, connecting the people who are sharing the same values, hopes and are determine to collaborate, co-create and co-exist together."

21st August, 2015 @ 1:00 PM CEST

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