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IDEA Conference 2020: Embrace Your Impact

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BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

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*Registration opens Tuesday, December 3, 2019!*


Embrace your impact at IDEA 2020!

The annual IDEA Conference is a one-day event for college students and young alumni across New England to explore innovation and entrepreneurship of every kind. Whether it’s through technology, social impact, or arts and culture, we empower all students to embrace their passions and use them to create meaningful impact.

From start to finish, attendees will be inspired by world-class innovators, engage with strategies and useful tools for developing new ideas, and connect with resources and people from across Boston University and beyond.

The IDEA Conference is organized and hosted by Boston University's Innovate@BU initiative and is generously sponsored by Lou Volpe, Questrom’78, Managing Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners


  • IDEA 2020 tickets are open to current students from BU and other colleges/universities, and a select number of tickets will be available to alumni and community members. Tickets go on sale December 3, 2019.

  • The conference is perfect for students and young alumni who are eager to explore innovation and entrepreneurship concepts, learn new skills, and get inspired to create impact in their own way whether it’s through enterprise, social impact, or the arts.

  • Attendees will participate in workshops and exercises, including live case studies, group collaboration, and self-reflection.

  • Attendees will have multiple opportunities to learn about and connect with innovation resources and people at BU and in the community.

  • Attendees will leave with an understanding of the innovation process from diverse perspectives, stages, and industries.

  • From live performances to interactive artwork, creativity and collaboration will be embedded into your entire day!


  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, networking reception, and coffee breaks

  • Opportunities to meet world-class innovators and entrepreneurs from a variety of fields and industries.

  • Specialized workshops to choose from depending on your personal interests


8:30-9:30am: Check-in and breakfast

9:30-11:00am: Welcome and IGNITE Talks!

Settle in for an amazing day. We'll kick-off the morning with short, inspirational lightning talks from innovators, entrepreneurs, and community changemakers from BU and the Boston-area.

11:-11:15am: Morning break

11:15-12:15pm: Workshop Session 1 (Workshops TBA)

Workshop topics will include funding for for-profits and nonprofits, idea validation, marketing, talent building, networking, legal office hours, creative entrepreneurship, pitching, self-branding, institutional innovation, and more!

12:15-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:00pm: Panel: How to Use Your Passion to Create a World You Want to Live In (and make some money while doing it)

2:10-3:10pm: Workshop Session 2 (Workshops TBA)

Workshop topics will include funding for for-profits and nonprofits, idea validation, marketing, talent building, networking, legal office hours, creative entrepreneurship, pitching, self-branding, institutional innovation, and more!

3:20-4:20pm: Keynote Speaker

4:20-5:00pm: Networking Reception


Interested in volunteering at IDEA 2020? Apply here to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift!


Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Innovate@BU's physical home, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, hosts experiential learning programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching innovation, communication, and collaboration skills. Check our more Innovate@BU events!



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