Solve at MIT, 5/12, with Mary Barra, Yo-Yo Ma, and President Reif

May 06, 2020

To the members of the MIT community,

I write to invite you to tune into Solve at MIT's closing plenary session.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2:45–4:30 PM ET
Please register to attend.

This session, hosted virtually, will feature:

  • A fireside chat between President L. Rafael Reif and General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who will discuss leadership in the face of the global Covid-19 crisis and world challenges like climate change.
  • A performance by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will also explore how to find inspiration and connection while physically apart, and the links between art, culture, and technology.
  • The Solve Investor Showcase, which will include Solver pitches and an announcement of the first investments of Solve Innovation Future, a groundbreaking philanthropic venture fund.

In addition to watching this session live, I encourage you to explore how you can engage with Solve:

To learn more, visit Solve’s website or email

I hope you’ll join the Solve at MIT closing plenary. Don't forget to register!


Martin A. Schmidt, Provost