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Tuesday, September 23
 

8:00am PDT

Registration and Breakfast
Tuesday September 23, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

9:00am PDT

Welcome Remarks: Emerging Technologies That Matter

Jason Pontin, MIT Technology Review’s editor in chief and publisher, will be joined by Astro Teller of Google[x] to open our 2014 program with a discussion on the potential global impact of innovative new technologies. 

 



Speakers
avatar for Jason Pontin

Jason Pontin

Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review
As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and... Read More →
avatar for Astro Teller

Astro Teller

Captain of Moonshots, Google[x]
Astro Teller currently oversees Google[x], Google's moonshot lab for creating magical, audaciously impactful ideas that can be brought to reality through science and technology.  Before joining Google, he was the co-founding CEO of Cerebellum Capital Inc., an investment management... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
MIT Media Lab

9:30am PDT

The Internet of Things
Examining the impact of the Internet of Things phenomenon on several global industries: energy, healthcare and home security.

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Hannegan

Bryan Hannegan

Associate Lab Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Bryan Hannegan is the Associate Director for Energy Systems Integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development.  In this role, he leads NREL’s... Read More →
avatar for Yoky Matsuoka

Yoky Matsuoka

Vice President of Technology, Nest Labs
Yoky Matsuoka is VP of Technology at Nest Labs, where she leads the development of the learning and control technology for the Nest thermostat and smoke detector. Yoky served as the Head of Innovation at Google and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
MIT Media Lab

10:15am PDT

Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 1
 Innovators Under 35 honorees share new approaches to applying truly personal technologies for improved healthcare and well-being.


Speakers
avatar for Fadel Adib

Fadel Adib

Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT CSAIL
Fadel Adib is a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He researches wireless technologies that see through walls, track human motion, and monitor human vital signs. His research on x-ray vision was included in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial... Read More →
avatar for Rumi Chunara

Rumi Chunara

Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Rumi Chunara is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston. Her research focuses on harnessing novel information sources and developing the appropriate computational techniques to use the data to improve population public health. She received a bachelor's... Read More →
avatar for David He

David He

Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Quanttus
David He is a cofounder and chief scientific officer of Quanttus, where he is working on new ways for wearable sensors, algorithms, and data insights can transform how people monitor their personal health by changing from one doctor’s visit per year to half a million vital-sign... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am PDT
MIT Media Lab

10:30am PDT

Networking Break
Tuesday September 23, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

11:00am PDT

Engineering Abundance

Delving into the role that new technologies will play in providing a sustainable food supply for 9 billion people by 2050.

 



Speakers
avatar for Andras Forgacs

Andras Forgacs

Cofounder and Chief Executive, Modern Meadow
Andras is an entrepreneur and venture investor in technology and life science. He co-founded Modern Meadow in 2011. Previously, he had also co-founded Organovo, a leader in tissue engineering which pioneered the use of 3D bio-printing to create human tissue for a range of medical... Read More →
avatar for Molly Jahn

Molly Jahn

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Molly Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holding appointments in the Laboratory of Genetics, the Department of Agronomy, and the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment.  From 2006-2011, she served as dean of the University of Wisconsin's College... Read More →
avatar for John Lienhard

John Lienhard

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food, MIT
John Lienhard is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food at MIT. During more than 26 years on the MIT faculty, Lienhard’s research and educational efforts have focused on heat transfer, desalination, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and instrumentation. He has also filled... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

12:00pm PDT

Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 2
 

Speakers
avatar for Miles Barr

Miles Barr

Cofounder and CEO, Ubiquitous Energy
Miles Barr is cofounder and CEO of Ubiquitous Energy, a technology company commercializing transparent photovoltaics. Barr holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT where he developed chemical vapor deposition technologies for fabrication of organic electronics on everyday surfaces... Read More →
avatar for Emily Cole

Emily Cole

Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Liquid Light
Emily Cole is Liquid Light’s cofounder and CSO. She currently co-leads development of its first commercial process for the production of ethylene glycol from carbon dioxide (CO2). Before joining the company in 2009, she developed catalysts to convert CO2 to fuels and industrial... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kearney

Sarah Kearney

Executive Director, PRIME Coalition
Sarah Kearney serves as executive director of PRIME Coalition, a nonprofit organization that connects philanthropists to high-risk, high-reward ventures that address climate change. Before PRIME, she served as executive director and trustee of the Chesonis Family Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Manu Prakash

Manu Prakash

Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Manu Prakash is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at Stanford University and affiliate of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Biophysics Program.  Manu is a recent Pew Scholar, a Terman Fellow, and a TED Senior Fellow and a two-times Gates Explorations Grant... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

12:30pm PDT

Lunch Partner Presentation

Accelerating Innovation: Imagining the Next Generation Digital Workspace

Presented by Citrix


Speakers
avatar for Michael Harries

Michael Harries

Chief Technologist, Citrix Startup Accelerator
Michael Harries is the Chief Technologist for the Citrix Startup Accelerator and has served in the Citrix CTO Council, Labs and Technology Office for more than a decade. Harries applies more than twenty years of experience in enterprise technologies and market dynamics to identify... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy

Chief Strategy Officer, MIT Technology Review
In her 14 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped MIT Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business around the world. She leads events, sales and licensing for MIT’s media company... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

2:00pm PDT

What's next for Watson?
Speakers
avatar for Mike Rhodin

Mike Rhodin

Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group
Mike Rhodin is senior vice president for Watson, one the most significant innovations in IBM's 100-year history. Watson is charged with accelerating a new class of software, services, and apps that think and learn and that will fuel a diverse cloud-based ecosystem of enterprises... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

2:30pm PDT

Genome Editing
Speakers
avatar for Feng Zhang

Feng Zhang

Core Faculty Member, Broad Institute
Feng Zhang is a Core Member of the Broad Institute, an Investigator of the McGovern Institute, and the W.M. Keck Career Development Professor in Biomedical Engineering at MIT. He has pioneered several disruptive technologies for biomedical research, including optogenetics and genome... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

2:50pm PDT

Better Health Through Sequencing
Speakers
avatar for Francis deSouza

Francis deSouza

President, Illumina
Francis deSouza was appointed president of Illumina in 2013. He leads the Illumina business units and core functions responsible for envisioning, developing and producing the company's products. He is also a member of Illumina's executive management team and helps direct all aspects... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

3:20pm PDT

Partner Presentation: Sagentia
Speakers

Tuesday September 23, 2014 3:20pm - 3:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

3:30pm PDT

Networking Break
Tuesday September 23, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

4:00pm PDT

Mobile Collaboration

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014: Mobile Collaboration

Exploring a future for work that will depend on businesses shifting from a model of central control to one that puts user needs at the center of an IT strategy.



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie

Cofounder and CEO, Box
Aaron Levie cofounded Box with friend and CFO Dylan Smith in 2005.  Box’s mission is to provide the simplest solution for sharing, accessing and managing information. He is the visionary behind Box's product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of traditional... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

4:30pm PDT

Microscale 3-D Printing

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014: Microscale 3-D Printing

Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of items that can be printed.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

Professor, Harvard University
Jennifer Lewis recently joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. An innovative pioneer in 3-D printing, she leads a vibrant research group that creates new materials and... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

5:00pm PDT

Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 3
 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Balskus

Emily Balskus

Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Emily Balskus is an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry with highest honors from Williams College, serving as valedictorian. She received a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Cambridge... Read More →
avatar for Jinha Lee

Jinha Lee

Interface designer, Interactive Visualization Lab, Samsung Electronics
Jinha Lee is an interface designer exploring ways to harness humans’ kinaesthetic and sensory skills to interact with digital data. These days, he is working on next-generation interfaces as head of the Interactive Visualization Lab at Samsung Electronics in lieu of his national... Read More →
avatar for Maria Pereira

Maria Pereira

Head of Adhesive Technologies, Gecko Biomedical
Maria Pereira is currently head of adhesive technologies at Gecko Biomedical, where she is responsible for the adhesive products pipeline and for the translation of the core technologies from the academic to the industrial settings. She received a degree in pharmaceutical sciences... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Whitehead

Kathryn Whitehead

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Kathryn Whitehead is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on the chemical and biophysical analysis of biomaterials and their use in delivering macromolecular therapeutics to diseased tissue. She received a bachelor's degree... Read More →
avatar for Tak Sing Wong

Tak Sing Wong

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Tak-Sing Wong is an assistant professor in mechanical and nuclear engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on designing multi-functional biologically inspired surfaces with applications in materials, energy, and health. His work on bio-inspired surfaces... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

5:30pm PDT

Lemelson-MIT Prize Honors and Reception

An interview with 2014 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner Sangeeta Bhatia, followed by a reception in her honor.


Speakers
avatar for Sangeeta Bhatia

Sangeeta Bhatia

2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize winner, John J. & Dorothy Wilson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D. is often described as a bold risk taker; she seeks out big issues without regard for disciplinary boundaries. Bhatia brings together collaborative and multidisciplinary teams and combines her clinical and engineering perspectives to develop miniaturized... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab
 
Wednesday, September 24
 

8:00am PDT

Registration and Breakfast
Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

9:00am PDT

Hacking the Soul

New neuroengineering technologies are making it possible to understand complex brain processes such as memory and consciousness while offering possibilities for changing how we think, feel, and remember. 

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Steven Hyman

Steven Hyman

Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute
Steven E. Hyman, M.D. is Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as well as Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. From 2001 to 2011, he served as provost of Harvard University... Read More →
avatar for Christof Koch

Christof Koch

Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Born in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in Germany and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1982. Following four years at MIT, Christof joined the California Institute... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Sklar

Pamela Sklar

Professor: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Pamela Sklar is a neuroscientist, human geneticist and clinical psychiatrist investigating the genetic causes of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A major focus of her prior work has been to identify susceptibility genes for psychiatric diseases... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

10:00am PDT

Meet the Innovators Under 35- Group 4
 

Speakers
avatar for Duygu Kuzum

Duygu Kuzum

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Duygu Kuzum is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She applies innovations in nanoelectronics to develop new technologies to help improve understanding of circuit-level computation in the brain and develops novel tools to... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Shanechi

Maryam Shanechi

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Maryam Shanechi is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Previously she was an assistant professor at Cornell University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received a bachelor's degree in engineering... Read More →
avatar for Kay Tye

Kay Tye

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Kay Tye began her education as an undergraduate research assistant at MIT from 1999-2003. She continued her studies at the University of California, San Francisco as a graduate student in Patricia Janak’s lab studying electrophysiological properties of amygdala neurons both in... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Viventi

Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor, New York University
Jonathan Viventi is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and an assistant professor of neural science at New York University. His research applies innovations in flexible electronics, low-power analog... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
MIT Media Lab

10:30am PDT

Networking Break
Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

11:00am PDT

Techonomics and Society

With technology constantly changing the workplace, what will it mean to be employed in the future?

 


Speakers
avatar for Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, chairman of the Sloan Management Review and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His widely cited research examines a variety... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
MIT Media Lab

11:30am PDT

Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 5
 

Speakers
avatar for George Ban-Weiss

George Ban-Weiss

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
George Ban-Weiss is an assistant professor in the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California. He leads a research group that uses numerical models and field observations in concert to investigate local solutions for countering... Read More →
avatar for Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO, littleBits
Ayah Bdeir is founder and CEO of littleBits, which makes a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for easy prototyping, learning and play. As an engineer and a leader in the Maker movement, she has focused on advancing open source hardware to make education... Read More →
avatar for Kuang Chen

Kuang Chen

Founder and CEO, Captricity
Kuang Chen is the founder and CEO of Captricity, which gives organizations of all sizes non-disruptive access to their data by bridging people and machines. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from University of California, Berkeley, where he focused on the potential of data in... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Heimerl

Kurtis Heimerl

CEO, Endaga
Kurtis Heimerl is a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group at University of California, Berkeley, and CEO and founder of Endaga. His work focuses on enabling rural cellular access through empowering local entrepreneurs... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am PDT
MIT Media Lab

11:45am PDT

Partner Presentation -- Qualcomm: How to build robots like us
Speakers
avatar for Charles Bergan

Charles Bergan

Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
Charles leads the software department for Qualcomm Research. Qualcomm Research invents breakthroughtechnologies that enhance Qualcomm’s portfolio of market-leading wireless products. While at Qualcomm, hehas been involved in the research and development of CDMA, UMTS, UMB and LTE.Previously... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

12:00pm PDT

Lunch and Networking
Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

1:30pm PDT

Machines Like Us: Agile Robots

Computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.

 


Speakers
avatar for Marc Raibert

Marc Raibert

Founder and CEO, Boston Dynamics
Marc Raibert is CTO and founder of Boston Dynamics, a company that develops some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots, such as BigDog, Atlas, Cheetah, SandFlea and the AlphaDog. These robots are inspired by the remarkable ability of animals to move with agility, mobility... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

2:00pm PDT

Machines Like Us: Robots and Drones at Work

The workplace of the not-too-distant future will be buzzing with robots and drones. What will be the impact of the arrival of increasingly smart, agile machines? 


Speakers
avatar for Brandon Basso

Brandon Basso

Director of Research and Development, 3D Robotics
Brandon Basso earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently leads R & D at 3D Robotics. His past autonomous vehicle research involved controlling teams of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) performing collaborative search/track... Read More →
avatar for Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks

Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics
Rodney Brooks is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) at MIT. He is a robotics entrepreneur and Founder, Chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics (formerly Heartland Robotics). He is also a Founder, former Board Member (1990 - 2011) and former CTO (1990 - 2008) of iRobot C... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Downey

Jonathan Downey

Founder and CEO, Airware
Jonathan Downey is the Founder and CEO of Airware, a San Francisco-based startup that is enabling the rapid growth of the commercial drone industry by building the platform for commercial drone development and operation. Jonathan began working on small unmanned aerial systems (UAS... Read More →
avatar for Julie Shah

Julie Shah

Assistant Professor, MIT
Julie Shah is an assistant professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and leads the Interactive Robotics Group of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.  She previously worked at Boeing Research and Technology on robotics applications... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

3:00pm PDT

Networking Break
Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

3:30pm PDT

Your Heartbeat is Your Password

A live demonstration of the Nymi device, which uses an individual's unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate identity in increasingly interconnected digital and real-world environments.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew D'Souza

Andrew D'Souza

President, Bionym
Andrew is the President of Bionym, makers of the Nymi - the heartwave-sensing wristband used for seamless authentication and persistent identity. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of go-to-market including platform, business development, marketing and fundraising.Prior... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

3:45pm PDT

China’s Search Giant Goes Deep

Applying deep learning technologies to expand the global reach and relevance of a Chinese Internet search giant.

 



Speakers
avatar for Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng

Chief Scientist, Baidu
Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist of Baidu, Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, and a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford.  Ng's work spans both AI/machine learning, and online education.  Ng's AI work focuses on deep learning, which develops learning algorithms by building... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

4:15pm PDT

Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 6
 

Speakers
avatar for Severin Hacker

Severin Hacker

Cofounder and CTO, Duolingo
Severin Hacker is a Swiss computer scientist and the cofounder and CTO of Duolingo, the largest language-learning platform in the world. He received a bachelor's degree from ETH Zurich and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.Click for more on this 2014 Innovators Under 35 honoree... Read More →
avatar for Rand Hindi

Rand Hindi

Founder and CEO, Snips
Rand Hindi is an entrepreneur, bioinformatician and algorithm architect. He is the founder and CEO of Snips. He started coding at age 10, founded his first startup at 14 and created a Web development agency at 15 before starting to work toward a Ph.D. at 21. He has been named one... Read More →
avatar for Quoc Le

Quoc Le

Research Scientist, Google Brain
Quoc Le is a research scientist at Google Brain, where he works on large-scale deep learning. He led the team that simulated a neural network that learned the concept of "cat" by watching YouTube videos. His work has made breakthroughs in object recognition, speech recognition and... Read More →
avatar for Megan McCain

Megan McCain

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Earlier this year, Megan McCain became the Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, where she is building her own research group in tissue engineering. She received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Washington... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

4:45pm PDT

Mobile Collaboration

Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor on mobile, and the opportunity for entrepreneurs.



Speakers
avatar for Bret Taylor

Bret Taylor

CEO and Cofounder, Quip
Bret is currently the CEO and cofounder of Quip, a modern productivity suite that enables you and your team to collaborate on any device -- iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and the desktop web. Previously, Bret was the CTO of Facebook, after it acquired FriendFeed, the... Read More →


Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
MIT Media Lab

5:15pm PDT

Innovators Under 35 Reception
 

A toast to our annual selection of the world’s most outstanding young innovators.


Wednesday September 24, 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm PDT
MIT Media Lab
 
Thursday, September 25
 

8:30am PDT

Registration
Thursday September 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

9:00am PDT

Optional. Google[x] presents: Solve for X@ EmTech

Solve for X is a community of people working to accelerate progress on technology "moonshots" — radical ideas for solving global problems. These ideas are radical in the sense that the resulting solutions could help millions (or billions) of people, their sheer audacity makes them sound like science fiction, and these ideas reflect some real breakthrough or new approach that makes us believe they could be brought to life. We meet in person and online.
We'll be running a special interactive Solve for X workshop at this year’s EmTech MIT.  After hearing short proposals from three technology pioneers, our audience will break into small groups for brainstorming. They'll spend about two-thirds of their time generating feedback (for example, ideas for overcoming known hurdles), and the remaining time offering constructive critiques (for example, identifying remaining questions and potential blind spots).  Then we'll all gather to report back.    

Join us to experience this unique format for collaborating on moonshot projects. You’ll take away a new approach to fueling truly groundbreaking innovation.

Advanced registration is required. Reserve your spot:  

https://emtechsolveforxworkshop.eventbrite.com

 


Thursday September 25, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
MIT Media Lab

11:15am PDT

Optional MIT and Kendall Square Tours (Separate Registration required)

This year's tour options include:

  •    The MIT SENSEable City Laboratory
  •    The MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group
  •    The MIT Mobile Experience Lab
  •    The MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group
  •    The McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Advanced registration is required. Select your preferred tour: https://emtech14tours.eventbrite.com


Thursday September 25, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
MIT Media Lab