History of the CoLab
New contests launched for 2017
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. The 2014 round of Climate CoLab activities continued in the same vein as the 2012-13 round, with a group of contests on multiple sub-problems, and a global contest that invited members to develop integrated proposals that bring together multiple proposals from other contests into a coherent plan for the world as a whole.
Conference held where a $10,000 grand prize was awarded for best overall proposal.
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?". See the 2011 contest overview, and 2011 contest rules.
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.