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2014 Climate CoLab Conference

$12,020
100%
Raised toward our $12,000 Goal
25 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 05, at 10:59 PM EST
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2014 Climate CoLab Conference

Help MIT’s Climate CoLab and initiatives from around the world that are making a difference in tackling climate change. Your contribution will directly support the 2014 Climate CoLab Conference, where top expert-nominated solutions submitted from around the world will move from idea to action.  

 

 

The project

MIT’s Climate CoLab is a web platform with over 30,000 members that seeks to crowdsource creative, practical ideas to address climate change. The community includes some of the world’s leading scientific experts on climate change as well as business people, policy makers, NGO officials, students and thousands of concerned citizens who want to make a difference. 

Members of this community met face-to-face for the first time at the initial Climate CoLab conference at MIT in November 2013. More than 300 people attended in person, and another 500 participated on line. The teams that generated the top ideas in the 2013 Climate CoLab contests had an opportunity to present their work to policymakers, executives, investors, and officials from the non-profit world—and one Grand Prize winner was awarded $10,000. The reviews from last year’s conference were stellar, and we hope to make this year’s event even better. But we need your help!

Pictured above is the 2013 Grand Prize winning team from the University of Calgary.

 

What your gifts will do

The 2014 Climate CoLab Conference will allow the Climate CoLab community members who contributed the most innovative and creative ideas an opportunity to present their ideas to experts and potential implementers. The conference is where ideas developed in our on-line platform go offline and get shared with people who can make things happen.

Your contribution will help support expenses of the conference, including:

  1. Broadcasting the event live to a large online audience and recording it so it can be viewed later by those who couldn’t access it live;
  2. Supporting scholarships for students to attend.

On the right hand column of this page you will find different support levels and the perks that come with them. If you’re not able to support the project financially, help us by spreading the word about the conference and our fundraising efforts to your colleagues and networks. 

Thank you in advance for your support!

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Support

Thank you for supporting the Climate CoLab Conference! Your name will be listed on the conference donor webpage after the conference.

9 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2014

$50

Engage

Thank you for supporting the Climate CoLab Conference! Your name will be listed on the conference donor webpage after the conference.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2014

$100

Inspire

You or your organization will be acknowledged on the Climate CoLab conference webcast page for all to see while watching the conference!

5 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2014

$175

Enable

You will be acknowledged on our website and will receive a thank you letter from the student that attended the conference thanks to your gift!

4 of Unlimited Claimed
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$375

Attend

In addition to sponsoring a student, your gift at this level gets you a ticket to the conference!

1 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2014

$750

Advance

Your gift at this level sponsors two students and secures you a ticket to the conference, plus your name or organization will be listed on the webcast page!

0 of 25 Claimed
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$1,500

Patron of webcast

FUNDED - In addition to what's above, your name or organization will be recognized at the conference as a Patron of the webcast!

0 of 5 Claimed
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$5,000

Sponsor of webcast

FUNDED - Along with two tickets to the conference, you or your organization will be recognized as one of the two primary sponsors of this year's webcast. Plus, you'll receive personal thanks from the Climate CoLab team.

0 of 2 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2014

$10,000

Premier sponsor of webcast

FUNDED - This generous gift covers the full expense of the webcast. You'll receive tickets to the conference and will be recognized prominently. You’ll help inspire hundreds of people around the world to take action on climate change, and can meet the Climate CoLab team.

0 of 1 Claimed
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