Crowds & Climate brings together leaders from businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and communities around the world to advance an online global problem-solving effort to more effectively tackle climate change.
As a key part of the event, we celebrated the innovative proposals that emerged from the 2015 Climate CoLab contests. These winners presented how their work tackled specific climate change challenges and engaged with leaders in the field to help accelerate their ideas. Presentations were followed by a highly interactive workshop, where there was the opportunity to meet and contribute to these winners, as well as engage in conversations with other attendees about how the world's experts and citizens can work together to solve the complex, complicated problem of climate change.
These sessions were followed by Solve's roundtable panel on fuel, where world-class thought leaders discussed the future of energy, food and water.
Attendees also joined the Solve opening session on Monday afternoon (see below), as well as the other events that were a part of HUBweek, a week-long city-wide festival celebrating ideas and innovation in the Boston area hosted by MIT, Harvard University, The Boston Globe, and Mass General Hospital.
Solve Opening Convocation & Reception
Monday, October 5, 2015
Those attending Crowds & Climate on Tuesday were invited to join Solve's opening sessions the day before.
Monday's sessions took place in Kresge Auditorium.
Solve Roundtable: Cure
Challenges for the Future of Healthcare
Dr. Susan Hockfield (moderator), President Emerita, MIT
Anthony Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID, National Institutes of Health
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Ltd @kiranshaw
Mark McClellan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
David Meeker, CEO, Genzyme
Solve Roundtable: Make
Solve Roundtable: Internet Access for All: A Civic Responsibility or a Corporate Opportunity
Internet Access for All: A Civic Responsibility or a Corporate Opportunity
Part 1: Looking at Connectivity for Everybody
Part 2: Technologies
Inaugural Reception in Kresge Foyer
For details on these and other Solve sessions, please visit Solve's HUBweek website.
Crowds & Climate
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
All sessions will take place in the MIT Stratton Student Center.
Keynote Panel Discussion
Recognizing Contest Winners
|9:00 am- 11:50 am||
Breakout Sessions: Winners' Presentations and Expert Panels
9:00 am- 9:50 am
10:00 am- 10:50 am
11:00 am- 11:50 am
Attendees will be given the opportunity to move freely between discussion topics as well as generate their own. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Facilitated by Bob Halperin, president of Alumni Forum Services and Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
Break with snacks & refreshments
Solve Roundtable: Fuel
Announcing the 2015 Grand Prize Winner
|6:30 pm ?
Turning Inspiration into Action
In this closing session, we will identify and accumulate the key takeaways from the day and recap the connections, insights and new actions you and others will take to help advance the global response to climate change.
Special agenda for Climate CoLab Winners
Climate CoLab winners did receive a special invitation to join an exclusive Winners' Workshop on Monday, October 5th, followed by free admission to the MIT SOLVE conference's opening plenary session that afternoon and dinner. As special guests at Crowds & Climate, they presented their proposals before conference attendees and key constituents in breakout sessions the next day. A few select winners interacted directly with distinguished SOLVE attendees -- including many of the world's leading technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, policy makers, and social change agents -- in another problem-solving session on Tuesday afternoon, and gain VIP seating at the SOLVE roundtable panel on the future of energy, food and water.