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OCTOBER 14-16, 2016

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

SCIENCE CENTER
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about

As the only conference of its kind at Harvard College, Illuminate Global celebrates the spirit of progress and innovation. This three-day event provides an interactive forum for inspired student leaders who crave a setting for idea exchange with others from around the globe. Through engaging keynotes, exclusive field trips to local venture capital firms and startups, thought-provoking workshops, unique demos of up and coming technologies, and diverse panels, Illuminate Global connects aspiring entrepreneurs with potential mentors and established visionaries. Illuminate Global celebrates critical thinkers, problem solvers, and paradigm-shifters, facilitating the formation of connections by encouraging the act of thinking together.

THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BE HELD AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY'S SCIENCE CENTER. 

FEATURING

PANELS

THE FUTURE OF AI // VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY // VENTURE CAPITAL // STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP // RISK MANAGEMENT

WORKSHOPS

DESIGN THINKING // TEAM BUILDING

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 will be a mixer for conference attendees -- further information will be sent to registered participants. 

 

Friday, October 14

12 - 7 PM: Registration

8 - 9 PM: Mixer

Saturday, October 15

8 AM - 12 PM: Registration

9 - 9:30 AM: Opening Ceremony

9:45 - 11 AM: Keynote  1

John Harthorne

11 - 11:20 AM: Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Keynote 2

Benjamin Jun

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Panel Set 1

Risk, VC, Student Entrepreneurs

1;30 - 2:30 PM: Lunch

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Keynote 3

Charlie Hill

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Panel Set 2

ML/AI, Thiel Fellowship, VR/AR

4:30 - 5:30 PM: Workshop

Team Building, Project Management, Web Dev

5:45 - 7:30 PM: Event Dinner

Sunday, October 16

1o - 11 AM: Keynote 4

Danae Ringelmann

11 - 11:20 AM: Break

11:30 -  12:30 PM: Pitch Competition

12:30 - 1 PM: Closing Ceremony

 
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the illuminate experience

 "INNOVATION DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN A LEADER AND A FOLLOWER." -- Steve Jobs

At Illuminate Global, not only will you learn to lead, but you will also forge lifelong connections with fellow student business leaders and potential mentors in many industries. You'll glean priceless advice and anecdotes from established visionaries, connect with corporate and startup recruiters at our career fair, experience virtual reality and wearables for yourself at our interactive tech demos, visit a top Boston startup or venture capital firm, have the chance to win cool tech gimmicks of your own, and hear about innovations in all kinds of fields. Want to found your own startup, but don't know where to start? Our breakout sessions will take you from initial idea conception to product development, culminating in a panel on how to pitch to venture capitalists for money!


Illuminate Global celebrates the spirit of innovation and the catalysts of progress. Are you in?

attend

General

Admission to the event is completely free; however, students will be required to provide their own housing and transportation to the event. 

Campus ambassadors

As a Campus Ambassador, you will be a leader in powering one of the largest innovation conferences in America and beyond. This year, Illuminate will draw undergraduate students from all fifty states and the six continents. Our speakers will include top tech, entrepreneur, and business leaders that are shaping the innovation landscape. Your role is key, and will include coordinating delegates from your campus, raising awareness in your area, and representing your community to global leaders in innovation. You will be building a network of rising entrepreneurs. 


Campus Ambassadors will be awarded on-campus housing (limited availability), priority access to corporate recruitment workshops,  an exclusive networking dinner with panelists and other Campus Ambassadors. 

Interested in Illuminating your campus?    contact us

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supporters

 
 
 
 
 

Interested in supporting global innovation?

Contact Us at TEAM@IlluminateGLobal.org

More fabulous supporters for Illuminate 2016 will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

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Register

Illuminate 2016 is free to attend for all undergraduate and graduate students. Be sure to complete your registration here to claim your ticket.