at MIT

Annual Flagship Meeting

Solve at MIT is the annual flagship Solve event, which takes place on MIT’s campus. The Solver class presents their solutions to Solve Challenges, and participates in workshops with Solve members to develop partnerships to pilot and implement the solutions. The next set of Solve Challenges are also workshopped at this event.

Three Days of Solutions, Connections, and Partnerships

Solve at MIT will feature our selected Solver class, as well as the foremost leaders from corporations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, government, academia, and the media. The Solve community is united by a common goal: partnering to implement the best solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

  • Five plenary sessions: Panel discussions featuring top speakers.

  • Challenge workshops: Working sessions that focus on Solve’s current and new challenges, with the aim of developing partnerships to pilot and scale solutions.

  • Salon Dinners: Facilitated intimate dinners that encourage group conversation around a specific topic.

If you’re interested in attending, find out how you can become a member of Solve, or reach out to us at

Become a Member

Become part of Solve’s global community and enjoy these member benefits:

  • Access to Solve events
  • A stake in Solve’s challenge agenda
  • Connections with other members and Solvers to partner on solutions
Learn more about applying for Solve membership

Featured Speakers

Rayouf Alhumedhi

Hijab Emoji Project

Mitchell Baker

Chairwoman, Mozilla

Virginia Bergin Tenpenny

vice president, Global Social Impact, Starbucks

Malual Bol Kiir

Executive Director, African Youth Action Network

Ursula M. Burns

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, VEON

Cady Coleman


Kevin Delaney

Editor in Chief and Co President, Quartz

Rana el Kaliouby

CEO, Affectiva

Ina Fried

Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios

Brianna Fruean

Climate Activist, Pacific Climate Warriors, 350 Samoa

Christiane Heinicke

Physicist and Engineer, University of Bremen, Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, Crew Member, Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Mission IV

Dr. John E. Kelly, III

Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM

Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist, Curator of the MIT Solve Arts and Culture Mentorship Prize

Lisa Nip

Graduate Student, MIT Media Lab

Amira Odeh

Organizer, Caribbean Youth Environment Network

Chandrakant Patel

Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow, HP Inc.

Carlos Pereira

CEO and Founder, Livox

Nancy E. Pfund

Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Director, Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Mark Reading

Head of Foundation, Atlassian

L. Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rick Ridgeway

VP of Public Engagement, Patagonia

Iyah Romm

Chief Executive Officer, Cityblock Health

Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH

Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Pita Taufatofua

Olympian, Tonga

Tom Taylor

Senior Vice President, Alexa, Amazon

Denise Williams

Executive Director, First Nations Technology Council

Danielle Wood

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab

Manoush Zomorodi

Host and Managing Editor of “Note to Self” Podcast, WNYC Studios

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