Schedule is subject to change. All times are US Eastern Time.
Virtual: A livestream of the event's main stage will be hosted on this page.
As this is an invitation-only event, the livestream will be password-protected. The password has been sent to all attendees via email.
Virtual Open House sessions will be held over Zoom. See details on the research below in the agenda.
– April 3, 4:30pm (US Eastern): mit.zoom.us/j/97731843826
– April 4, 4:30pm (US Eastern): mit.zoom.us/j/93654700730
The passcode has been sent to all attendees via email.
DAY 1: Monday, April 3
8:00am – 8:45am: Registration + Breakfast
Registration in E14 Lobby; Breakfast on the 6th floor in Winter Garden
Prospect and New Member Breakfast in Director’s Suite (E14-245)
8:45am – 9:00am: Welcome in Multi-Purpose Room
Prof. Dava Newman Opening Remarks
9:00am – 10:00am: Discover
10:15am – 11:15am: Create
11:15am – 12:00pm: Research Theme Highlights Panel
A unique panel discussion moderated by Prof. Dava Newman with audience interaction. Participants include:
Pat Pataranutaporn, Hope Schroeder, Ziv Epstein, Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy; Moderator: Prof. Dava Newman
The research themes include:
- Life with AI: AI-focused on people—especially how novel AI technologies and applications can improve the human experience.
- Decentralized Society: Designing a more resilient, equitable, secure, participatory, and open future—focusing on Web3 and digital currency.
- Future Worlds: Energy, food, and security for sustained life on Earth and beyond.
12:00pm – 12:50pm: Lunch in the Winter Garden
12:50pm – 2:20pm: Cultivating Creativity (Part 1)
The accelerating disruptions and disconnections in today’s society highlight the urgency for us all to become more inventive, empathetic, and—especially—creative in everything we do. In this session, Media Lab faculty and grad students join renowned arts, education, business, and government leaders to explore strategies, practices, and technologies to catalyze a global creativity movement. Through panel discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on creative activities, we’ll explore how everyone can unlock and unleash their creative potential to spark a more joyful, meaningful, and equitable future.
- 12:50 pm: Yo-Yo Ma performance video
- 1:00 pm: Cultivating Creativity: What? Why Now? Why Here?
Prof. Tod Machover, Prof. Mitchel Resnick
- 1:05 pm: Creativity + Curiosity: Yo-Yo Ma
...in discussion with Prof. Tod Machover and Prof. Mitchel Resnick
- 1:15 pm: Cultivating Creativity at the Media Lab
A conversation with faculty/researchers moderated by Prof. Tod Machover, and Prof. Mitchel Resnick
Prof. Zach Lieberman, Future Sketches, Prof. Danielle Wood, Space Enabled, Dr. David Kong, Community Biology, and Prof. Ekene Ijeoma, Poetic Justice
- 1:40 pm: A Worldwide Movement of Creativity
Moderated by Prof. Mitchel Resnick
Tiffany Chu, Chief of Staff to City of Boston Mayor, Michelle Wu
Songyee Yoon, President, NCSOFT, Member of the MIT Corporation, and Founder, The Projectory
Rupal Jain, Director of Creative Learning Initiatives, Lifelong Kindergarten group
- 2:00 pm: Creative Bursts—The Future of Creativity
A discussion with MAS grad students, moderated by Dr. David Kong
Vera van de Seyp, Future Sketches; Prathima Muniyappa, Space Enabled; Jaleesa Trapp, Lifelong Kindergarten; Manaswi Mishra, Opera of the Future; Jessie Mindel, Opera of the Future
2:20pm – 2:30pm: Intermission (Jacob Collier concert video)
2:30pm – 3:15pm: Cultivating Creativity (Part 2) in Multi-Purpose Room
Extreme Creativity...for Everyone! Speaking and Singing with Jacob Collier, composer/performer/producer/motivator
Moderated by Prof. Tod Machover, featuring Ben Bloomberg: music tech visionary, Jacob Collier collaborator, and MAS PhD (2020).
3:15pm – 3:25pm: Closing Remarks for Day 1 in Multi-Purpose Room
Prof. Hiroshi Ishii
3:25pm – 6:15pm: Media Lab Open House
6:15pm – 7:45pm: Reception
- 6:30 pm: Experimental Performances of new work by Opera of the Future students in the 6th Floor Lecture Hall (E14-633)
Jessica Shand, Manuel Cherep, and Kimy Lecamwasam; Charlie Lovell-Jones - violin
- 7:30 pm: First U.S. Performance of Tod Machover’s Resolve Remote for violin and electronics in the Multipurpose Room
Charlie Lovell-Jones, violin