Attend Solve at MIT on 5/4 with President Kornbluth and Tony Elumelu

April 25, 2023
Cynthia Barnhart, Provost |

To the members of the MIT community,

I write today to invite you to attend the public opening plenary of Solve at MIT 2023, featuring world-renowned artists and thought leaders tackling some of the world's most complex challenges, including climate change and the impact of generative AI on our society.

During the plenary, President Sally Kornbluth will join Beatie Wolfe, a globally recognized musical artist; Tony Elumelu, one of Africa's leading investors and philanthropists; K Allado-McDowell, co-founder of Google’s Artists + Machine Intelligence program; and Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon bombing survivor, among others.

Opening Plenary: "Unlocking Our Collective Potential"
Thursday, May 4
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT
Kresge Auditorium (W16)
Register here

In addition to the public plenary, you can register to watch two plenaries via livestream: “Ensuring a Just Transition to Net Zero” on Friday, May 5, and “Bringing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart” on Saturday, May 6.

For those innovators inspired to get more involved, MIT Solve is seeking applications by May 9 to Solve's 2023 Global Challenges to address issues related to financial inclusion, civic action, climate adaptation and low-carbon housing alternatives, health care in fragile contexts, and Indigenous communities. There is more than $1 million in prize funding available.

I hope you will join MIT Solve for these inspiring opportunities.


Cynthia Barnhart