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Grand Challenges in Science
Grand Challenges in Science
The Illuminate Grand Challenges in Science discussion event will focus on three challenges in the scientific fields – the BRAIN initiative, NASA’s Asteroid Challenge, and the IBM Watson Challenge. Join us as experts from each of these diverse challenges come together to discuss and explain each specific situation and the measureable steps that are being taken to solve the challenge at hand. Buy Tickets
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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
Lea Shanley, Dr. Geoffrey Ling, Tom Kalil, Rob High
September 29, 2014
Jane Mosbacher Morris, Lauren Marra, Daniella M. Foster , Alex Simon
June 17, 2014
Katherine Brittain Bradley, Pamela Cantor, MD, Sheila Ohlsson Walker, PhD
March 19, 2014
Jeanne Holm, Yuvi Kochar, Waldo Jaquith
February 26, 2014