History of the CoLab
New contests launched for 2016.
Crowds & Climate: Climate CoLab Conference was held, and a $10,000 grand prize was awarded.
A new type of contest was launched, Regional Climate Action Plans (regions included: China, The United States, India, Developing Countries, and Other Developing Countries).
New contests launched for 2015.
Crowds & Climate: From Ideas to Action conference was held, and a $10,000 grand prize was awarded.
New contests launched for 2014.
Conference held where a $10,000 grand prize was awarded for best overall proposal.
New approach launched, involving contests addressing multiple sub-problems, with subsequent development of integrated solutions.
On May 16, 2011, a second large-scale contest was launched asking members to consider the question, "How should the 21st century economy evolve bearing in mind the risks of climate change?".
Initial prototype of a system that combines modeling, large scale argumentation, and voting is tested with users.
First prototype of the CoLab's modeling functionality presented at a meeting of the Center for Collective Intelligence Executive Advisory Board.
Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Global Climate Change, by Thomas W. Malone and Mark Klein, appears in the MIT journal Innovations, and lays out a broad vision for the Climate Collaboratorium.