IDDS Schedule of Events 2008

MIT’s International Development Design Summit is back for year 2. Here are the events that are open to the public:

Keynote Speaker: Paul Polak, IDE

Monday, July 14
9:30 am- 10:30 am
MIT room 66-110

Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and author of Out of Poverty. He will be speaking about design for affordability and the design revolution needed to lift out of poverty the two billion people who live on less than a dollar a day.
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Anil Gupta, Honeybee Network

Wednesday, July 16
7:30 pm
MIT room 66-110

Anil Gupta, the founder of the Honeybee Network, will speak about his experiences in empowering, encouraging and documenting grassroots innovation in India. Refreshments will be served.

Harish Hande, SELCO

Thursday, July 24
1:30 pm
MIT room 34-101

Harish Hande of the Solar Electric Energy Company (SELCO) of India and Ruth Mufute of Africare will discuss key factors in project dissemination, looking at small-scale solar electric systems in India and oil presses in Tanzania as case examples.
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Shawn Frayne, Humdinger Wind

Monday, July 28
7:30 pm, MIT room 66-110

Shawn Frayne, an MIT alumnus and independent inventor, will be demonstrating inventions that he has developed to address water treatment and energy needs in the developing world.Followed by a dessert reception.


Jock Brandis, Full Belly Project

Tuesday, July 29
2:00 pm, Stata Center – MIT room 32-155

Jock Brandis, inventor of the Full Belly Project peanut sheller, will be with us for a demonstration and discussion of the peanut sheller as well as new bio-fuel technologies that the Full Belly Project is developing.


TiE Panel: Denise D. Knight, Michael Delaney, Lotika Paintal, Dr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Thursday, July 31
6:30 pm, Stata Center – MIT room 32-123

TIE is hosting a dinner and panel featuring a cross-section of experts from industry, academia, and the social sector to discuss the breakthrough ideas being implemented worldwide to address the water and sanitation crisis. Speakers include Denise D. Knight of the Coca Cola Company’s Water Sustainability Initiative, Michael Delaney, Director of Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Response, Lotika Paintal, Founder of the startup nonprofit Water Centric, and Dr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Asoc. Prof., MIT.
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IDDS Final Presentations

Wednesday, August 6
2:00 pm – 5:00, MIT room 34-101

Final presentations and project displays of the IDDS design teams will be showed. Participants will present their prototypes and plans for implementing their projects. Please join us for a reception celebrating their work.

Full Series of Posts from IDDS 2007:
International Development Design Summit: Jock Brandis
IDDS Part II: Brandon Pitcher on Tech at Gaviotas
IDDS 2007 Part III: A List of Projects
International Development Design Summit in the News