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A global festival celebrating the power of genius. For one week, people around the world come together to discuss, debate and incubate new genius ideas to improve lives everywhere.


Step 1.

Choose your challenge and better the world!
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Step 2.

Organize a 7 Days of Genius event in your community.

Step 3.

Tell us what you're planning. Add your 7 Days of Genius event to the official calendar NOW!

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Step 4.

Tell the world. Share your ideas and event plans on social media using #7DaysofGenius

Have an Awesome Genius idea?

In 2018, the Awesome Foundation invites 7 Days of Genius participants to submit their Genius ideas to local Awesome Chapters to be considered for a no-strings-attached grant from the Awesome Foundation.

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7 Days of Genius enabled a space where students can turn conversation into action. It facilitated the opportunity for students to not only to raise and discuss issues, but to also act and do something about them.

- Elias Messinas, Romania

By having their art exhibited here, students became sure that their creative work is appreciated and that there are people who are looking at and analyzing their work… this is a huge need in the education system that we have built for today.

- Chanda Sijapati, Nepal

Through this unique experience, participants were able to cross boundaries and … learned how to respond tolerantly to others by acknowledging that there’s nothing better than to learn from someone from a different culture.

- Thomas Ramírez, Mexico

The group of students identified current issues that hindered women’s empowerment in their community in Pakistan and together, discussed ways to resolve these hurdles by creating solutions using art.

- Muhammad Sarim Imran, Pakistan

Audience participants walked Away knowing more about great resources in the media landscape, both regionally in Chicago, and beyond.

- Sebastian Ellefson, Chicago, U.S.A.

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