2021 Jacobs Foundation Conference
Education solutions for a post-COVID world
As COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and education systems, we will run our 2021 Jacobs Foundation Conference in a virtual format. Partnering with MIT Solve, we are organizing the event around a Solveathon, which will support our core goal of enabling learning systems globally to provide children between the ages of 2-12 with equitable opportunities, so that they can reach their full learning potential and thrive. We want to encourage the co-creation of effective, cross-sectoral and scalable solutions to the challenge of learning in a post-COVID-19 world.
What is a Solveathon?
The 2021 Jacobs Foundation Conference Solveathon will be hosted by MIT Solve and use a human-centered design thinking process focused on rapid ideation, refinement, and prototyping of solutions to four global education Challenges. And the solving goes beyond the event: every idea developed in a Solveathon is submitted to Solve's Open Innovation platform as a solution to one of Jacobs Foundation Conference’s four global education Challenges. The best ideas from the Solveathon will be eligible for funding from a pool of 1,000,000 Swiss Francs and mentoring, coaching, and partnership opportunities to further implement their solutions.
WHO CAN JoiN?
We invite educators, academics, researchers, investors, technologists, funders, practitioners, and other parties interested to join us in this event. You can register as a participant or mentor to take part and actively shape the Challenges. Alternatively, you can register as part of the audience to attend the plenary sessions and follow the Solveathon and its progress.