PIA Annual Meeting

Hands-on workshops and events with the broader MIT innovation ecosystem

Each year, the members of the Practical Impact Alliance convene at MIT for an annual meeting and hands-on design activities at D-Lab. The annual meeting coincides with annual meetings of D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellows, Innovation Ecoystem Builder Fellows, and the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Innovation Showcase.

2018 PIA Annual Meeting

This year's event took place from April 18 - 20, 2018. During the week, PIA members, the MIT D-Lab community, and others forge personal connections and advance peer learning  to foster collaboration across the network. In addition to launching our 2018 working groups, members spent time engaging with each other’s projects, critically analyzing obstacles, and setting the stage for future collaboration that could allow each of these projects to reach their goals.

Highlights from 2017:

MIT IDEAS Global Challenge

The Annual Meeting coincides with the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Innovation Showcase. This year 3 PIA members joined IDEAS as judges and all PIA members have special access to the Innovation Showcase. Read more about the 2018 winners here.


Questions? Email impact-alliance@mit.edu for more information.