Illuminate brings together passionate, forward-thinking individuals by hosting an enlightening series of lectures and presentations. Illuminate also supports innovative entrepreneurs through advice, networking, and other forms of assistance appropriate to the endeavor.

By promoting novel approaches, and solutions to 21st century issues and challenges, the Illuminate community provides a platform for inspiring bold thought and sparking positive change in the world.

Sign up for our eNewsletter and stay up to date on S&R Foundation events and news.

1
2
Participate in Illuminate!
Present your ideas
We are actively looking for innovators to present their ideas and inspire Illuminate audiences. Our presenters are the most creative and courageous across a broad range of fields, including the arts, sciences, business, and international relations. Learn more
Grand Challenges in Science
Grand Challenges in Science
In taking another step forward to solve key national and global problems, 21st Century Grand Challenges set achievable goals for ambitious ideas. This idea, spurred by President Obama's Strategy for American Innovation, looks at all sectors to collaborate in order to create progress on these challenges in various fields. The Illuminate Series Grand Challenges in Science discussion event will focus on three challenges in the scientific fields - the BRAIN initiative, NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, and IBM Watson. Join us as experts from each of these diverse challenges come together to discuss and explain each specific challenge and the measureable steps that are being taken to solve the challenge at hand. Buy Tickets
Lea Shanley, Dr. Geoffrey Ling, Tom Kalil
September 29, 2014
Katherine Brittain Bradley, Pamela Cantor, MD, Sheila Ohlsson Walker, PhD
March 19, 2014
Jeanne Holm, Yuvi Kochar, Waldo Jaquith
February 26, 2014
Patrick Dowd, Meaghan Rose
August 22, 2013