Daily Archive for November 10th, 2010

Pahoehoe: 8 People x 8 Projects on Nov. 16th

Our second big event of the year is coming up. On November 16th, we’re launching the first Pahoehoe (pa-hoy-hoy). Perhaps you’ve heard of or been to a Pecha Kucha event or an Ignite event. We’re creating a similar movement here at MIT to bring together people innovating in the tackling of barriers to well-being with communities around the world. It’s an evening where people from around the Institute can gather, share their work, hear what others are working on and find opportunities to collaborate on IDEAS/Global Challenge projects and identify collaborators (non-MIT folks are welcome!).

Each presenter will be given 10 slides x 30 seconds per slide to present their idea and work. No bullet points. All pictures and visuals.

This round you’ll hear about a project on innovation in banking systems in Africa, a team who worked with catadores in Brazil to convert two engines to process used vegetable oil, a gentleman who’s working on a project to use GPS to track where waste pickers move trash, a team that’s working on a project to help Rwandan women have 60 more days of work or school a year by having access to affordable sanitary napkins and much, much more. Hear from teams participating in the IDEAS/GC Competition this year, past IDEAS winners, MIT Public Service Center Fellows, projects happening in D-Lab and many more. This is the beginning of a series of Pahoehoe events.

Join us for the beginning!

November 16th, 7pm
MIT’s Campus
Maria and Ray Stata Center, Building 32
Room: R&D Commons on the 4th Floor

Details here.