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MIT D-Lab 15th Anniversary Symposium October 20, 2017

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Thank you for registering for the MIT D-Lab 15th Anniversary Symposium on Friday, October 20, 2017! The event is general admission, so we encourage you to arrive early to choose a seat. After 10 AM for the morning session, and 2 PM for the afternoon session, we will release seats to walk-ins. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!

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MIT Kresge - Little Theatre

W16-035

48 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Thank you for registering for the MIT D-Lab 15th Anniversary Symposium on Friday, October 20, 2017! The event is general admission, so we encourage you to arrive early to choose a seat. After 10 AM for the morning session, and 2 PM for the afternoon session, we will release seats to walk-ins. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
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MIT D-LAB 15th ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM
Friday, October 20, 2017, 10 AM - 6 PM (with reception following)

Register for morning sessions (10-1), afternoon sessions (2-6) or both! See below for detailed program.

Little Kresge Theatre & Kresge Lobby
Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MAP

Morning Sessions - 10 AM - 1 PM

Introduction & Welcome: Bob Nanes (Executive Director, MIT D-Lab); Ian Waitz (Vice Chancellor, MIT); Amy Smith (Founding Director, MIT D-Lab)

Hands-On, Project-Based Learning with MIT D-Lab: Maria Yang (Faculty Academic Director, MIT D-Lab; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT), Libby Hsu (Academic Coordinator, MIT D-Lab). With talks by Nadeem Mazen ’06 (Cambridge City Councilor, Co-Founder & CEO danger!awesome), Ta Corrales Sanchez ‘16 (MacGyver in Chief at Hub iLab, Mexico), Jana Saadi MechE ’18.

Hands-on Activity: Amy Smith

MIT D-Lab Research: A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Approach to Actionable Research: Dan Frey (Faculty Research Director, MIT D-Lab, Professor Mechanical Engineering, MIT) Kendra Leith (Associate Director for Research, MIT D-Lab). Research talks to include:

- "How Local Innovators Become Ecosystem Builders" Elizabeth Hoffecker (Local Innovation Research, MIT D-Lab)
- "Technology-Enabled Methods for Field Research" Amit Gandhi (PhD Candidate, MIT D-Lab Instructor)
- "TEGA Girl Effect Goes Lean" Laura Scanlon (TEGA Girl Effect)
- "Draw your Own Conclusions: Resources and Decision Making Tools for Off-Grid Communities" Anish Paul Antony, Postdoctoral Researcher (MIT D-Lab Off-Grid Energy Group)
- "Natural Water Filters from Plant Xylem: MIT Research Meets Developing World Reality" Rohit Karnik, (Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
- "Lessons from Creative Capacity Building" Amy Smith (Founding Director, MIT D-Lab), Kofi Taha (Associate Director, MIT D-Lab)

LUNCH & SHOWCASE - 1-2 PM

Afternoon - 2 PM - 6 PM

Introduction to MIT D-Lab Innovation Practice: Kofi Taha (Associate Director, MIT D-Lab ), Ticora Jones (USAID).

Global Engagement/World Innovators & Ecosystems: Laura Budzyna (Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, MIT D-Lab). With talks by Thabiso Mashaba (These Hands, Botswana); Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar (MIT and C-Innova, Colombia); Oscar Quan (Assoc. for Innovation & Sustainable Design – Guatemala); Juliet Wanyiri (Foond Workshops, Kenya); Molly Rubenstein (Innovation Ecosystems, MIT D-Lab), and TBA.

Hands-On Activity: Sher Vogel (Traingings and Convenings, MIT D-Lab)

Social Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Saida Benhayoune (Program Director, MIT D-Lab). Panel: Rebecca Hui MIT MCP '17 (Roots Studio), Kwami Williams MIT '12 (Moringa Connect, Ghana), Nitida Wongthipkongka MIT MS/MBA '10, and others TBA.

Reflections & Introduction to Keynote: Kim Vandiver (Dean for Undergraduate Research, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering)

Closing Keynote: Amy Smith (Founding Director, MIT D-Lab)

RECEPTION - 6-7 PM

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