05 / 13 / 2016
A keynote talk by Monika Bickert, Head of Facebook’s Global Policy, will discuss how collaborations with research universities are crucial for solving pressing social issues. A panel discussion to answer audience questions and a reception will follow the keynote.
When: Friday, May 13, 2016 | 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. (including reception)
Where: 1871 in the Merchandise Mart, Auditorium, 12th Floor (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago)
Who Should Attend: All members of the UChicago community and open to the public.
Hosted By: Big Ideas Generator (UChicago) with Illinois Science Council and 1871 About: A discussion of how cutting-edge research can help address some of the biggest intellectual and societal challenges, and what the University of Chicago is doing to support bold scientific risk-taking. UChicago faculty from psychology, neuroscience, and physics will present their breakthrough ideas. A keynote talk by Monika Bickert, Head of Facebook’s Global Policy, will discuss how collaborations with research universities are crucial for solving pressing social issues. A panel discussion to answer audience questions and a reception will follow the keynote.
How to Register: http://bit.ly/innofest-02
Questions: Meera Raja at firstname.lastname@example.org
UChicago Innovation Fest, a three-week celebration of the University of Chicago’s entrepreneurial and innovative advances and solutions, kicks off May 12 and runs through June 2, with more than 35 sessions scheduled across the city and UChicago’s downtown and Hyde Park campuses. Join us to share big solutions to problems in Chicago and across the globe, find new collaborators, and rub shoulders with leaders in business, health care, tech, and social and environmental policy. Highlights of this year’s celebration include the 20th anniversary of the Polsky Center’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a behind-the-scenes look at life as an entrepreneur at the university’s Chicago Innovation Exchange, and events featuring faculty who are bringing groundbreaking advances out of the lab and classroom.
This annual festival is led by UChicago’s innovation leaders, including Arete, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and UChicago Tech. Additional sponsors include UChicago Urban, UChicago Urban Labs, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Learn more at innovationfest.uchicago.edu.