92Y & partners around the world launched a global conversation about genius, what it is, why it matters and how, together, we can cultivate undiscovered genius around the world. Although genius ideas might be one in a million, we believe they can come from anywhere. Join 92Y and our global partners as we investigate, debate and unearth a new generation of genius to better the world.
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Genius of Northern Adaptation: activities, events and a museum tour highlighting the scientific advances that have enabled life in the Arctic
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Genius & Creativity with Irvine Welsh
Business planning and growth of your genius ideas takes time and LOTS of planning. A panel of Ponyride's residents and founding leaders offer examples and advice.
Genius, artists and the hidden mechanisms behind the world’s great masterpieces with John Paul Thornton
Joyce Carol Oates was interviewed by Keith Raffel, a bestselling thriller novelist.
An evening of discussion between Jewish Museum’s Jens Hoffmann and "Albert Einstein" portrayed by theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates, Jr.
Impact Hub NYC teamed up with House of Genius, an internationally recognized event series in over 30 cities. Each House helps locally based businesses and organizations solve a problem or make the most of an opportunity. Through a strictly-moderated format built on anonymous collaboration, house guests spark innovative solutions and actionable strategies at the same time that they form great relationships with others based on the quality of their ideas and openness to sharing resources, not the weight of their résumé. During this session, audience members witnessed the process and were invited to participate through written submissions.
Genius challenge workshop held at Google’s 30 Weeks & Hyper Island
NYC Media Lab and the 92Y 7 Days of Genius Festival presented a conversation with Gary Marcus on the human mind and artificial intelligence.
A worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture by transforming bars into classrooms. We created one of a kind, knowledge-driven events to raise the bar on the content millennials consume. Three separate events happened during Genius week.
Unknown Genius: Nancy Cunard, the Jazz Age Flapper, Muse, & Poet, a conversation with City University's Charles Riley II.
Genius, Einstein & Judaism: a conversation with Rabbi Geoff Mitelman & Steven Gimbel, author of “Einstein’s Jewish Science”
Movie screening and panel at Parsons in Manhattan on genius solutions for gender equality.
The Genius of the Public Library: classes, talks, and happenings that reveal how libraries unlock genius in their communities from Franklin’s day to today
Startup Hall welcomed Koru CEO Kristen Hamilton to discuss her unique startup journey under the theme “Creating a company culture that allows genius to emerge.”
Genius, Immigration & Storytelling: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Cecilia Muñoz, in conversation with MacAurthur’s Cecilia Conrad.
One-day event/workshop that explored the idea of design and social good
An evening of exciting pitches from 21 young changemakers from the DO School&rsqo;s Entrepreneurship-for-Good “Connection Challenge.”
Pro Action Café on Genius Ideas and Pitch Night: creative and inspirational conversation where participants were invited to share ideas and get input to help move from questions to action.
An innovation workshop held for students at The American Corner
AYUDH is an international youth movement, dedicated to empowering young people to contribute to a peaceful and sustainable world and become compassionate leaders with a sense of tolerance, solidarity and global responsibility. AYUDH is a Sanskrit term meaning 'peace;' it also stands for 'Amma Youth for Unity, Diversity and Humanity.'
Groups hosted the livestream of 7 Days of Genius, Guatemala
Three Brazilian entrepreneurs used the Pecha Kucha, 20x20 format to share their ideas of how we can use technology for the greater good. Afterwards, they each fielded impromptu and on-the-spot questions and feedback from the audience.
7 Days of Genius, Guatemala: a workshop to unearth the next genius innovations that will have a lasting impact on society
Genius Innovations That Changed the World: a discussion on innovations with a lasting impact, including those developed at RSA
Global Allithia (a diplomatic consultancy that engages governments to adopt the sustainable development goals and further agenda 2030) engaged global leaders to discuss disruptive solutions that bring out the true ‘genius’ in all.
Co-presented with an accelerator focused on impact entrepreneurs, this event was a pitch night format around the topic of genius ideas in mobility.
Workshop composed of young leaders, divided into three round tables. Discussion focused on the importance of creating safer public spaces for women.
An innovation workshop held for students at the Kivuli Center or Creatives Garage
Spiny Babbler brought together 20 private governments, schools, pre-schools, and shelters to unearth young geniuses and showcase their ideas and their solutions for a nation that is suffering.
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This event gathered three personal stories from different backgrounds and lifestyles. They engaged the audience with their stories about a time when they felt they had discovered their personal genius.
An innovation workshop held for students at AFCOM/IMPACT HUB
Pitch presentation by 30 participants on:
a) Why it is important to achieve gender equality
b) How to achieve planet 5050 by 2030? What can young people do?
In Partnership with UN Women and Community Centre for Integrated Development in Cameroon
Details to come
Panel Discussion on “Be A Genius! Move Ahead, Make A Difference — Let Nothing Stand in Your Way” Make this earth Planet 5050 by 2030
Movie screening and panel discussion: How women and girls, generally left on the margins, could partner in achieving Gender Equality
This event channeled the energy, enthusiasm and innovation that young people embody to accelerate progress toward sustainable development.
Exploring a youth led genius solution for gender equality for achieving Planet5050 by 2030.
In Partnership with UN Women, Hashtag Generation and the Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network
Indoor program with series of activities such as debate, poem recitation, cultural dance, & more.
Workshop exploring exploring a youth led genius solution for gender equality.