Today, it’s estimated that more than 150 million people are homeless worldwide, another 1.6 billion live in inadequate housing, and half of the world's population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. According to the UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, nearly 775 million people can’t read, and in low-income countries, less than two thirds of girls complete their primary education while only 1 in 3 completes secondary school.
When we turn to death and disease, the numbers are even more harrowing. Each year, 9.1 million people die of hunger, 3 million die from vaccine-preventable diseases, and another 190,900 die prematurely because of drugs.
Of course, these are just a few of the numbers that make up our world.
In recent years, we have achieved remarkable progress across a wide array of industries. Compared to previous eras, we have less war and less poverty. On average, people are more educated, healthier, and live decades longer than in previous generations. Yet, the fruits of scientific and technological progress are not enjoyed by all members of society. However, this is a fact that can be changed. All it requires is action.
Steve Garguilo, co-founder of Action Surge, is a man who studies this for a living. More specifically, he studies the science of action. He has conducted research alongside psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, neuroscientists, and drill sergeants to uncover the things that push people into action and the things that hold people back. Now, he uses that research to work with individuals and organizations from all over the world, helping them to take their ideas and transforms them into actionable solutions and, eventually, into reality.
Garguilo states that, through his research, he and his team “developed high energy, interactive workshops that allow people to author action plans for any idea and make sure that they actually happen.” Whether he’s driving corporate grassroots innovation or working with individuals to tackle large-scale global problems, Garguilo’s focus is on helping people learn how to take action, create impact, and secure the necessary changes.
This coming June, Garguilo will be attending the Boma France Campfire, where he will be working with innovators, researchers, and and other forward thinking individuals who are interested in taking action and creating positive impact.
Ultimately, this is more than just a fun and engaging event. It is an important one. Our world changes quickly, radically, abruptly. We know it. We talk about it. But what are we doing to be part of it? At the Boma France Campfire, Garguilo will focus on how we can move from talking about solutions to finding and implementing solutions that work.
When it comes to tackling the various issues that plague us, we will never have a totally perfect solution, and success will never be guaranteed. But we do have a perfect time to act. And that time is now. Join us for two days and one night. We will gather with 200 other changemakers to recharge our batteries, hear new ideas, share surprising experiences, and start new projects together. We will catch our breath and give meaning to our actions — we will work together to create a more positive vision for society with innovators from a wide variety of all sectors.
Help create a brighter, more human-centered tomorrow. Learn how you can attend.