We Are Documenting

50 Years Of African Innovation In The US

We'd love to know your nominees of persons or organizations that have achieved remarkable impact in the US in the last 50 years. Nominations end 01/31!

In collaboration with the Made in Africa Experience, we are looking to document 50 years of innovations and achievements by Africans and African Immigrants in the US from 1970 - 2020!

A select panel of judges will pick the final list and each name alongside their achievement and year will be showcased through out the I/O SPACES Building and which will be open for public viewing starting spring 2020! Nominations end 01/31!

NOMINATION FORM

Nominate a person or an organization

FAQ

  • When do nominations end?
    January 31st 2020.
  • Who can be nominated?
    Any Person or Organisation (African Diaspora, African Immigrant, 1st and 2nd Generation African) who have achieved remarkable impact in the US in the last 50 years.
  • How are the winning innovations picked?
    A team of a panel of judges, I/O SPACES and MADE IN AFRICA EXPERIENCE will examine the nominations you make. Combined with independent industry insight, they will pick which nominees make the winning list.
  • Can I nominate myself?
    Yes!
  • What happens after the nominations close?
    We’ll get to work choosing the winning innovations, which we’ll debut in a permanent display exhibit event on April 4th event at the I/O SPACES Building which will showcase each winning innovation

Who we are

I/O SPACES

I/O SPACES builds innovative spaces for communities. We are your coworking space, event space, creative hub, and innovation space in downtown Silver Spring.

MADE IN AFRICA EXPERIENCE

The Made In Africa Experience  is the most important annual event to connect with disruptors and innovators shaping the African Experience in the US. 

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