RSVP Now for Fail Festival UK 2014 – A Celebration of Failure in Development

Published on: Feb 24 2014 by Wayan Vota

fail festival


Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.


Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments, so who are we to expect success 100% of the time?

That’s why its time for Fail Festival UK 2014. We are on a mission to make failure acceptable in development discussions. There is great value in examining our mistakes and learning from failure as we go beyond the easy and the simple.

RSVP now to join us – audience participation is not only encouraged, it is mandatory! We are all peers and none of us is perfect. Expect much laughter (and fail songs!) as we navel-gaze at where we have all gone wrong in international development… and learn how not to star in next year’s Fail Festival.

Fail Festival UK 2014 is happening in partnership with the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network and hosted at GSMA Mobile for Development on Wednesday, March 19th, in downtown London, UK. We will have light refreshments to lubricate the conversation and there will be an after-party to continue the celebration.

Sign up now to attend or present. Do note: RSVP is mandatory for attendance

Fail Festival UK 2014
Tuesday, March 19th
GSMA Headquarters
5 New Street Square,
New Fetter Lane,
London, UK, EC4A 3BF
RSVP-Now-Button

Featured Presenters (so far)

  • Nate Whitestone, CEO, Aptivate
  • Keith Sonnet, CEO, ComputerAid
  • Lauren Dawes, GSMA Mobile for Development
  • Eliza Anyangwe, The Guardian
  • Wayan Vota, Kurante

Wanna join them on stage? Sign up now!

Wayan Vota is a Senior Mobile Advisor at FHI 360 and is a regular contributor to ICTworks. He co-founded ICTworks, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, Technology Salon, Educational Technology Debate, OLPC News, Kurante, and a few other things.
Stay current with ICTworks - enter your email address:

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.