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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Practitioners in Residence: Consulting from Lisa Lin

Information Session | March 12 | 1-4 p.m. |  Blum Hall

Lisa Lin

Blum Center for Developing Economies

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Lisa Lin on February 26, 2015.

Sign up here to secure a 30 minute meeting with Lisa to talk about your development innovation ideas, and/or to get real-world feedback, perspectives, and mentoring from an experienced professional.

To find out more about the Practitioners in Residence program, go here:...   More >

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Digital Humanitarians," a talk by Patrick Meier

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

Blum Center for Developing Economies

ABOUT THE TALK: The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. Making sense of this flash flood of information, “Big Data”, is proving an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations; so they’re turning to Digital Humanitarians: tech-savvy volunteers who craft and leverage ingenious crowdsourcing...   More >

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big Ideas Pitch Day

Special Event | April 28 | 2-5 p.m. |  Blum Hall

Blum Center for Developing Economies

Select finalist teams will be invited to attend the Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day where teams will pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges.  Judges will then select Pitch Day winners to receive an additional award. Last year a representative from USAID participated in this event and we would be delighted to have a USAID participate in this event again this year.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Big Ideas Awards Celebration

Special Event | May 5 | 2-5 p.m. |  Blum Hall

Blum Center for Developing Economies

The Awards Celebration brings together the entire Big Ideas@Berkeley community to mark the conclusion of the 2014-2015 contest. There will be a poster session featuring the award winning projects and plenty of time for judges, mentors, sponsors and teams to network, engage and learn more about the innovative projects that were developed throughout the course of the Big Ideas Contest.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015