Idealist & MIT Solve | Solve-a-thon

Thursday  27 July  2017  12:00 PM    Thursday  27 July  2017 6:00 PM
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On Thursday July 27th, Idealist invites you to learn about Solve at MIT, engage with leaders in the community, hear about Idealist’s solutions, and have the chance to workshop your own solutions to submit to the Solve challenge.

Currently this event is at capacity! If you are press or have special inquiries, please contact Bradley Michelson  

Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is a community of leaders and change-makers committed to solving the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation and partnership.


Through August 1, 2017 Solve is accepting solutions to 4 global challenges:

  • Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

  • Brain Health

  • Sustainable Urban Communities

  • Women & Technology


You can submit your ideas to


The Solve-a-thon will have five sessions, as listed below. Feel free to join us for some or all of them.  During the Eventbrite order process, you’ll be able to choose which you’d like to participate in.  It is recommended that you attend the workshop session if planning to submit your solution to Solve.


12pm: Lunch & Opening Remarks

1pm:   Plenary

2pm:   Workshops on Sustainable Urban Communities and Women & Technology

5pm:   Solutions Happy Hour

6pm:   Networking

If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please email Bradley Michelson at

We look forward to seeing you there and exploring your solutions! 

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