Design Labs: Help Us Discover the Next BIG IDEA

As you may have heard at our holiday party, or read in our email updates, the time is now for ALF to engage and leverage this powerful network of leaders to support transformational dialogue and realize community change. The need for relationship-based diverse networks has never seemed greater. ALF is looking for BIG IDEAS: issues that need addressing in Silicon Valley that could benefit from ALF’s network approach to finding innovative solutions to complex problems.

In order to do that, we need your input. Your wisdom and on the ground experience is what makes this network great.

To that end, we are working to recruit a diverse slice of our network to meet – spread out across five Design Labs. These labs will be more intensive than just a focus group and will be designed to engage you in a powerful dialogue about impact and community change and where ALF should direct its energies over the next 2-3 years.


Please click the linked date, time and location below to register for the Design Labs that best fits your schedule. Locations both in North and Central Santa Clara County are offered. We hope to hear back from you by Friday March 10th so that we can confirm the lab dates and times.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to be a part of these critical meetings and for sharing your voice on the BIG IDEAS ALF should be engaging in over the next several years.

Design Lab 1: Thursday, April 6, 8-10am, Sobrato Center in Redwood Shores

Design Lab 2: Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30pm, Sobrato Center in San Jose

Design Lab 3: Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7:30pm, Sobrato Center in Redwood Shores (CANCELED)

Design Lab 4: Wednesday, April 19, 8-10am, Sobrato Center in San Jose

Design Lab 5: Wednesday, April 19, 5:30-7:30pm, Sobrato Center in San Jose

Design Lab 6: Wednesday, April 26, 4-6:30pm, Silver Lake Partners in Menlo Park (CANCELED)