MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Please note: This event is by RSVP only.  This event is not open to the general public

About the Event:

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Roll up your sleeves with other participants as the MIT Media Lab team leads an innovation exercise to “spot” and “probe” on exciting Emerging Worlds challenges.
  • Discuss the Emerging Worlds platform and innovations and learn how to scale your ideas and contribute your problem statements.
  • Bring colleagues from your organization interested in the Emerging Worlds innovations and sandboxes to share the experience.

Register for the Event:

Event registration is now closed.  Email Maggie Church with any questions: mdchurch@media.mit.edu

Please note: This event is by RSVP only.  This event is not open to the general public

Registration is to show your interest and is not confirmed.  You will receive an email from an emerging worlds coordinator to confirm attendance.

We look to entrepreneurs, change makers, corporates, and innovators to help define the future of tech in the emerging world. If you have already been in touch with Maggie Church, your attendance is confirmed.  We look forward to seeing you!

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April 11
9am – 12pm 
Opening Remarks from Professor Ramesh Raskar and MIT Team
Presentations from industry leaders, corporate partners and international innovators from the Emerging Worlds ecosystem
12pm Lunch
1pm to 5pm – Spot, Probe, Grow, Scale brainstorming session.  Learn how your ideas launch using our platform.  Meet like minded corporates, researchers, and change makers to impact billions with your ideas in your country.
In Attendance:
From MIT: Faculty, innovators, MIT India program, Corporate Sponsors  and affiliates
From Boston: City officials, Entrepreneurs, TiE Boston, Change Makers
From Slovakia: Government leaders
From Mexico: Business leaders and innovators


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Emerging Worlds Special Interest Group:

The Emerging Worlds SIG is an MIT Media Lab initiative focused on mega-opportunities and pressing challenges worldwide in areas such as health, education, financial inclusion, energy and environment, food and agriculture, housing, transportation, beauty and self-esteem, hyperlocal businesses and more. We are expanding on what we have developed in Nashik and elsewhere in India.

Engage with collaborators, corporate partners, and MIT Media Lab faculty as we discuss the immediate future for Emerging Worlds – deployment on a large scale. Over the course of your visit, you will have the chance to explore how you and your organization can meet and work with bright and energetic innovators, influence the next big innovation, expand your global network, and help build a new innovation ecosystem where it matters.

Learn more about Kumbhathon here: http://www.kumbha.org/Learn about Emerging Worlds here: http://mitredx.com

Learn More about Kumbhathon and Emerging Worlds:

Emerging Worlds: mitredx.com

Kumbhathon: kumbha.org

The Wall Street Journal: India’s Kumbh Mela Is Used as an Incubator for Smart City Startup Ideas

The Guardian: From Waze for crowds to Uber for street food – MIT innovations at Kumbh Mela

Associated Press: Techies aim to solve ancient Indian festival’s safety woes

Additional Press: kumbha.org

Venue Travel Information:

Please note: This event is by RSVP only.  This event is not open to the general public

The MIT Media Lab has 2 buildings – E14 and E15.

The MIT Media Lab is easily accessible by subway  – stop at KENDALL MIT – The Red Line
You can also reach the lab via taxi or Uber

If you are driving parking is available here
(Please email mdchurch@media.mit.edu if you require parking closer to the venue)

Nearby hotels are: The Marriott, Kendall Square
The Kendall Hotel
The Hyatt, Cambridge

We also recommend airbnb‘s in Kendall Square, Central Square, or Harvard square – all close to MIT and the subway

If you have questions please contact: Maggie Church – Administrative Assistant – mdchurch@media.mit.edu