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Monday, April 18 2022
5:00pm - 7:30pm
LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller
Free food, freebies
For more information:

alex.azar@gatech.edu

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I2S Showcase and Partner Celebration

Join us for the culmination of the 2022 Ideas to Serve program. Register for the event here. A Poster Showcase with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, desserts will follow the presentations.

Student teams will present the results of their problem discovery journey around nine societal issue areas. You will meet and network with our amazing community partners: Civil Bikes, Best Fit, Step Ahead Scholars, TruDiary, Helping Empower Youth, Nourish Botanica, and Umi Feeds, and then vote for your favorite student team to receive the People's Choice Award. A Poster Showcase will follow the presentations, where teams will display the Stakeholder Maps they prepared on issues ranging from food recovery to helping young adults get to and through college to equitable maternal healthcare for women of color. The team with the most comprehensive map will represent Tech at the Global Map the System Competition at the University of Oxford.

I2S takes a comprehensive approach to social innovation, encouraging students to be compassionate listeners; identify and build on the assets of the community; research the solution landscape to learn from both what works and what has failed; take a systems approach to identify the root cause versus the symptoms of the issue.

Students who aspire to work closely with and learn from a community partner/civic entrepreneur, those who want to affect change in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), and those who are wondering how they can make a real, lasting, and appropriate difference in other people’s lives are ideal candidates for I2S.

In the 2022 season, student teams learned from and worked with our Atlanta area community partners and civic entrepreneurs. A series of hands-on workshops and discussions, complemented by conversations with experts from the frontlines, equipped participants with broadly relevant problem discovery tools and skills that they can apply in any field and career.  

Participating I2S Teams can apply to the Map the System Global Challenge as a part of our collaboration with the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford. The top team(s) from I2S will represent Georgia Tech at Oxford and compete with teams focused on social impact from top universities around the world.

We are grateful for support from our partners on and off-campus:

  • The Cecil B. Day Program for Business Ethics
  • Center for Serve - Learn - Sustain
  • Denning Technology & Management Program
  • Center for International Business Education and Research
  • Design Bloc
  • VentureLab
  • Global Development Program @ Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
  • Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
  • Scheller College of Business
  • Mosley Ventures
  • Speechworks
  • Georgia Social Impact Collaborative
  • Ted Munchak Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • The Woodall Servant Leadership Endowment

Learn more about our community partners and our supporters at ilsi.gatech.edu/i2s.

Meet our partners.

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