You’re invited: Solve at MIT opening, May 7

April 17, 2019

To the members of the MIT community,

I write to invite you to join an exciting event on our campus: Solve at MIT's Opening Plenary session, “Tech for Equality.”

Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16)
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 4:00–5:30 PM
Please register here: Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Featured speakers include:

  • L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT
  • Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO, founder, and team lead of ISeeChange
  • Alaa Murabit, United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth, and sustainable development goals advocate
  • Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, professor of the practice of media arts and sciences
  • Lyla June, poet, musician, human ecologist, and community organizer
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank
  • Mark Reuss, president of General Motors

I encourage you to explore how you can engage with Solve:

To learn more, please visit Solve’s website or email

I look forward to seeing many of you at the opening plenary session. Don't forget to register!


Martin A. Schmidt