At Fail Safe 2018, we’re connecting leaders from non-profits, businesses, and the public sector for open and honest discussions about embracing and overcoming failure. Conversations will centre around two themes:

The psychology of failure and
how it manifests in organizations

How failure is linked to innovation,
growth, and capacity building


Delegates will be welcomed at a fun and casual Thursday evening reception, featuring PechaKucha-inspired short presentations delivered by delegates sharing their own lurid tales of professional adversity. Friday features two informative keynote presentations and various breakout sessions in non-traditional formats, with opportunities to network and share insight throughout.


Delegates will leave Fail Safe informed about how failure can manifest in organizations and confident in utilizing failure for good. At Fail Safe, participants will learn how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable, to embrace and overcome failure, and to build strategic and resilient organizations.

Is Fail Safe for you?

Do you work for a non-profit? A for-profit? The public sector?

Fail Safe is bringing together people from all walks of life, from any professional background, and with any skill set. We believe the conference—like our communities—thrives on our willingness to collaborate, share experience across borders, and occasionally wade into difficult conversations.

The only requirement is that you're eager to confront failure.


What is FailSafe?

Fail Safe is a conference that creates safe and energized spaces to discuss various aspects of failure—how it happens, how to learn from it, and how to use it to create success for your organization.

I don't work for a nonprofit. Can I attend?

Yes! This is a cross sector event, open to people from a wide range of focus areas. 

What inspired Fail Safe?

For years, entrepreneurial communities have been leading conversations about failure and how to wield it for good. We think it's time for non-profits to get on the same page.

What's the Thursday night reception?

*Flop Night is our kickoff to the conference. You can expect quick presentations, appetizers and networking to get your feet wet before jumping into all things failure on Friday. 

What topics will be covered?

You can expect to explore how you can talk about failure in your organization, how to innovate when failure happens, and much more. Breakout sessions will give you hands-on capacity building tools to take back to your workplace.

Can my whole organization attend?

You can bring as many people from your organization as you like. Attending different capacity building sessions will help you get a more fulsome learning experience that you can apply after the conference.

How many sessions will I get to attend?

You will be able to attend two breakout sessions during the day along with two keynote presentations.

When can I sign up for breakout sessions?

Once you register, you'll be added to our mailing list. You'll get the notice via email when it's time to select your breakout sessions. 


8330 82 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

Tel: 780-428-5487 

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