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MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents "Big Ideas, Big Solutions - How Can We Solve More Big Problems?"

Expert Panel to Discuss Opportunities to Change the World and Embrace Big Ideas

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will host an Innovation Series Event, "Big Ideas, Big Solutions - How can we solve more big problems?" on Wednesday, March 13th.

Following the lead of MIT Technology Review's issue of "Big Ideas, Big Solutions" issue, this event brings together an impressive panel including Jason Pontin, the editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review and Brian Bergstein, the deputy editor.

Do you believe that it's time for innovation to stop focusing on ways to gain more followers and likes and to discover once again what it means to make dreams reality? The "big problems" of ten years ago (hunger, poverty, malaria, climate change, cancer, and the diseases of old age) still exist today and it seems that innovators have lost sight of finding the "big solutions." This event celebrates modern day men and women who still believe in thinking big and finding faith in technological innovation.

This event will feature a panel that will discuss their own big ideas and how they believe they are still possible and can change the world. These experts are committed to their careers, to Big Ideas and to Big Dreams. They will challenge you to think beyond what is happening now and to imagine how you can affect change in the future.

Opening Comments: Jason Pontin, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of MIT Technology Review and Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum

Moderator: Brian Bergstein, Deputy Editor of MIT Technology Review

Panelists:

  • Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX, a joint partnership between MIT and Harvard University that offers free online learning
  • Ilya Budik, CEO, NeuroQuest
  • Gary Palmer, SVP, Medical Affairs, Foundation Medicine
  • Skylar Tibbits, a TED Fellow, is an artist and computational architect working on establishing the new Self-Assembly Lab at MIT

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
5:30 - 6:00pm Networking
6 - 8:00pm Program
8 - 9:30pm Networking at the R&D Pub on the 4th floor of the MIT Stata Center

Where: MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Registration and information: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/big-ideas-big-solutions-how-can-we-solve-more-big-problems/

Pricing: Enterprise Forum Members: $20; Non-members: $45; All Enterprise Forum Sponsors, Free. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.

About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/)
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of the 27 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly.

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