MIT Media Lab, Lecture Hall – 6th Floor
75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Cambridge, MA 02139
Innovating for Billion is a 2 day event where you will have the opportunity to:
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary at the MIT Media Lab 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!
Need more info? Visit the Event Website
Register for Oct 26 Innovation Field Trips
Register for Oct 27 Innovating for Billions (morning session)
The Oct 27 Emerging Worlds Meeting (afternoon session) is invite only. Contact Maggie Church for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote speaker N Chandra, the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services.
Government officials from Nashik, India:
Honorable Kumbh Minister, Mr. Girish Mahajan
Honorable Divisional Commissioner Shri Eknath Dawale
Honorable Collector Deependra Singh Kushwah
Honorable Dr. Pravin Gedam the commissioner of the Kumbh Mela
Honorable Police Commissioner S Jaganathan
Jack Hidary, Hidary Foundation
Joi Ito, Director MIT Media Lab
Ranjani Saigal, Ekal Vidyalaya, Executive Director
Mr. Vinay Singh, Senior Advisor, Global Markets
Peter Kmec, Ambassador of Slovakia to the United States
Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Consul General of Mexico
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
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.
Emerging Worlds: mitredx.com
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
The MIT Media Lab has 2 buildings – E14 and E15.
This event is in E14, which is located at 75 Amherst Street .
The Lecture Hall is on the 6th floor of E14. Lunch and dinner will be hosted in the 3rd floor atrium.
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 email@example.com 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org