You're Invited: Solve at MIT Opening, May 16

April 25, 2018

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, "The Heart of the Machine: Bringing Humanity Back into Technology."

Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139)
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 3:00–5:00 PM
Please register here. You will need your Kerberos credentials to register.

Featured speakers include:

  • L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman, Mozilla
  • Ursula M. Burns, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, VEON
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist, Curator of the MIT Solve Arts and Culture Mentorship Prize
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director, Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab
  • Mark Reading, Head of Foundation, Atlassian
  • Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor and Board Member, Alphabet Inc.
  • Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Alexa, Amazon
  • Manoush Zomorodi, Host and Managing Director of “Note to Self” Podcast, WNYC Studios


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