Thursday, Feb 04, 2021 11:30a -
Friday, Feb 05, 2021 5:00p
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Innovation, Tech, Virtual & Streaming
The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a combination of inspiration from a lineup of prominent change makers, and actionable briefs that intersect health, economy, society, and technology. These briefings will take the form of a live talk, and be supported with a set of downloadable resources. Event participants - thinkers, creators, artists, and innovators - will have 48 hours to invent, imagine, and ideate a solution aimed to solve the world’s most urgent problems. Four winning participants will receive a cash prize of $10,000, as well as opportunities and support to make their winning ideas into world-changing realities. If winners are involved with non-profit organizations or student groups, additional $5,000 grants will be made to those initiatives.
Keynotes and topics include:
– How can we make education more available and accessible to anyone in a post-covid world?, led by Gitanjali Rao, an American inventor, author, scientist, and STEM promoter. She won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in 2017, was recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30, and was named TIME’s Kid of the Year in 2020 for her innovations.
– How can we make health and wellness practices more accessible to underserved communities around you?, led by Nicola Cordoza, an award-winning serial social entrepreneur, investor, author and public speaker making wellness accessible for everyone.
– How can we provide underrepresented and disadvantaged groups in your community more access to professional opportunities?, led by Alex Stephany, a sharing economy expert and founder of Beam, a platform and support network that crowdfunds new career opportunities for homeless men and women.
– How can we eliminate waste and tackle plastic pollution on our collective earth, led by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, an architect, inventor, and co-founder of Notpla, a London-based startup with the goal of making packaging disappear.
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