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Not Looking Down, Looking Forward:

The Innovative Imaginings of Vineyard FutureWorks

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Vineyard FutureWorks EVENTS

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May 13, 2022 @ 8pm
The Ritz, Oak Bluffs

Hosted By: Vineyard FutureWorks



Martha's Vineyard Discovery Process Team

  • Ambassador Discovery Track (110 ambassador registrations

  • Virtual Island Summit 2021 


  • Formation and leadership of MV Island Discovery Team at the 2nd Annual Island Innovation Summit, involving over 500 global islands and 10,000 participants.

    • MV Island Discovery Team, in partnership with the Strategy Innovation Group, following the Discovery Process were acknowledged as a “Best Practice” approach to the Island Innovation Summit 2020.

    • Strategy Innovation Group and Vineyard FutureWorks will be collaborating with Island Innovation to introduce the Discovery Process to the Island Innovation Summit in 2021.

  • Vineyard FutureWorks worked with Keith Chatinover and the Dukes County Commissioners on the 2020 Census Complete Count Task Force to optimize the Vineyard’s complete count. Synecticsworld was engaged to facilitate 4 Innovation Labs with a diverse group of Vineyarders to develop a new strategy for the complete count in the face of the Covid crisis.

  • Introduction of Imagine Corps to key youth stakeholders on the island with the intent to bring the near term and future of Imagine Corps to the Vineyard.

  • Assisted in the formation of the Vineyard Roundtable - a group of Vineyard stewards with a proactive bias for action for a preferred future for the island and island community.

  • Updated Vineyard FutureWorks by-laws.

  • Acknowledged Dennis daRosa’s role in founding Vineyard FutureWorks and established the Dennis daRosa Legacy Fund to honor Dennis’ contribution.

  • Adam Turner scheduled Vineyard FutureWorks to present to the MVC Commissioners in January regarding its Vision/Mission and possible Vineyard/Nantucket Islands Summit.

  • Participated in Climate Action Task Force meetings, MVC and Dukes County Commissioner meetings, when appropriate and time permitting.

2018 + 2019

  • “Making Tomorrow’s History Together” Event at the MV Museum

  • Panelists: David Foster, Adam Turner, and Erin Perry.

  • “One Vineyard Summit” Concept – Exploring the possibility of a one island collaborative innovation forum modeled after the successful “One Cape Summit”.

  • Presenters: Kristy Senatori, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission, Erin Perry, Assistant Director, Cape Cod Commission and Adam Turner, Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

  • In post-event survey, 90% of the participants said a One Vineyard Summit would bring important new value to the Vineyard.

  • Adam Turner, Director of the MVC, invited Vineyard FutureWorks to present to the MVC Commissioners in January, 2020.

  • John Cain, Founder of Relentless MV and owner of the Lambert’s Cove Inn announced Vineyard FutureWorks as one of two beneficiaries of the proceeds of the 2021 event, along with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Vineyard FutureWorks became a state and federally recognized 501c3.


  • Designed and scheduled introductory workshops on Creating the Future of Martha’s Vineyard for diverse group of 50 islands leaders and stakeholders.

Vineyard FutureWorks PAST EVENTS

December 13, 2019

Vineyard Future Scenario Writing Workshop

You will have the opportunity to play in the “crowdsourcing” sandbox as an inspirational catalyst for a Vineyard Future Scenario with Vineyard FutureWorks. Before arriving to the workshop, feel free to submit your scenario or comments here.


Friday, December 13 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Martha's Vineyard Museum Classroom
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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We appreciate your donations.

Please mail your check made out to: 

Vineyard FutureWorks

P.O. Box 1554, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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