The Singularity University Community has action-oriented individuals and continues to grow worldwide, including the participants in local SingularityU Chapters. Since the launch of the Chapters program in mid-2015, we've seen two years of local growth.
In the last year we've seen growth from 190 events in 2016 to 320 events in 2017 - and gone from 13,290 attendees in 2016 to 25,112 attendees in 2017. The leadership team members have grown to 370 people, and team size has grown from an average of 3, to 4 team members.
In 2017 we reached the benchmark of 100 total Chapters in 55 countries. This includes 40 new Chapters in 18 new countries, as well as 18 renewals from existing and new Chapter teams in 2017.
On behalf of the entire Singularity University team, we are so grateful to have such thoughtful and dedicated community leaders. We're especially glad to have local leaders that provide local context, such as hosting events in local language, and elevating local innovators to our global community.
We're especially grateful for our leaders who collaborate across cities and countries, and across other SingularityU activities, including other Chapters, as well as Country Partners, Global Impact Challenges and Summits. The network effects realized among these groups are more than any group could accomplish by themselves.
We're pleased to present the outcomes of another year.