Solve at MIT 2022

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Solve at MIT 2022 is an engaging, three-day event open to the MIT Solve Community on Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. Solve at MIT brings together these global innovators to build partnerships and tackle global challenges in real-time alongside the Solve community. If you have a registration code and need to submit a late registration, please contact

Re-Live Highlights from Solve at MIT

Opening Plenary - Ethical and Inclusive Innovation

Investing in Community-Led Solutions in the U.S.

Promoting Our Care Providers

Young Leaders on the Horizon

About the Event

Every year, MIT Solve hosts open innovation Challenges to source tech-based solutions to urgent global problems. The most promising social entrepreneurs from across the world are chosen to join our Solver class in the areas of Economic Prosperity, Sustainability, Learning, and Health. 

Solve at MIT brings together these global innovators to build partnerships and tackle global challenges in real-time alongside the Solve community–Solver teams, MIT faculty, and social impact leaders from Solve Member organizations, such as General Motors, The Nature Conservatory, HP, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more.

Join the Solve Community

Interested in future MIT Solve events? Learn more about membership here or reach out to 

Featured Speakers

Noubar Afeyan

Co-Founder and Chairman, Moderna

Azra Akšamija

Director, Art, Culture and Technology program, the Future Heritage Lab

David Alabo

Multi-disciplinary Artist

Benjamin Alexander

Jamaica's first Olympic Alpine ski racer, (virtual)

Sabrina Asturias

Chief of Trauma and Emergency Surgery at Roosevelt Hospital and Professor of Trauma Simulation, Francisco Marroquin school of Medicine

Lynette Bell

President, Truist Foundation

Cynthia Breazeal

Dean for Digital Learning, MIT

Michael Christian

Board President, Someone Else’s Child and Managing Partner, Community Impact Ventures, L.P.

Melissa Corto

CEO & Co-Founder, Education Modified

United States

Jeffrey Cyr

CEO, Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation


Vilas Dhar

President & Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Thanasios Dilos

Co-Founder and CGO, Civics Unplugged

United States

Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Founder, Defenders of Human Rights Center (virtual)

Omolara Fatiregun

Founder & CEO, Thrive Industries Incorporated (THRIVE!)

United States

Professor Yuval Noah Harari

Historian, Bestselling Author, and Co-Founder, Sapienship (Pre-Recorded)

Linda Henry

CEO, Boston Globe Media

Mat Honan

Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Dr. Angela Jackson

Chief Ecosystem Investment Officer, Kapor Enterprises

Geci Karuri-Sebina

Organizer, African Civic Tech Innovation Network

Utsav Kheria

Co-Founder, Rocket Learning


Gideon Lichfield

Global Editorial Director, WIRED

Latanya Mapp Frett

President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Ceasar L. McDowell

Professor of the Practice, Civic Design; Associate Department Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT Associate Director, Center for Constructive Communication, MIT

Catherine Mohr

President , the Intuitive Foundation

Eyitayo Ogunmola

CEO, Utiva

Serhii Plokhy

Director and Professor of Ukrainian History, Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (Pre-Recorded)

L. Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Helena Samsioe

Founder & CEO, GLOBHE


Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Palak Shah

Social Innovations Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Janti Soeripto

President & Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children

June Sugiyama

Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation || Judge for the Innovation for Women Prize

Gita Syahrani

Chief of Partnership, Alam Siak Lestari


Javier Van Cauwelaert

CEO, SmartFish, Value rescue for sustainable seafood

Kristin Welch

Founder and Executive Director, Waking Women Healing Institute

United States

Anne Wojcicki

Co-Founder & CEO, 23andMe (virtual)

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

President & Executive Director, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

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