The 'Innovation Dialogue on Being Strategic in the Face of Complexity', organized by Wageningen University and Research Centre, aims to explore what it means to 'be strategic in complex times'. The event, on November 30 and December 1 2009, brings together people working on international development, sustainable business strategies and social entrepreneurship, and focuses on practical ways to intervene strategically in complex situations. In the lead up to the two days, a series of guest bloggers, including keynote presenters, will begin the dialogue here online. We look forward to reactions on the blogs, which will be used to help frame Dialogue. Pepijn Jansen will be coordinating the blogging inputs and reporting from the Dialogue itself.