The Economist-InnoCentive Challenge on The Capture of Atmospheric Carbon to Address Global Warming has recently been amended to include what we call a "Priceless Prize". A Priceless Prize typically grants access to an experience or opportunity for exposure, that a Solver would never be able to achieve on their own. In this case, the winner (or one member of the winning team) will be given an invitation to participate in SciFoo, taking place August 12 - 14, 2011.
SciFoo, or Foo Camp, is an invitation-only event that brings together about 200 leading scientists, technologists, writers and other thought leaders for a weekend of discussion, demonstration and debate. Foo Camp is an informal conference format pioneered by O'Reilly Media, a leading book publisher and event organiser in the field of information technology. There is no predefined agenda, instead attendees collaboratively create one during the first evening, having shared ideas in advance through a wiki. Since the first O'Reilly Foo Camp in 2003, these events, now co-produced by Google and Nature Publishing Group, have become legendary and much imitated.
Below is a short video that captures the spirit of Sci Foo 2009.
More about SciFoo can be found here.