Agenda

Click the dates below to view the schedule by day. Sessions are listed in Eastern Time.
Subject to change as details are confirmed.

The Spirit of Innovation (1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Solve today’s biggest problems with ambitious, innovative thinking.

1:00 p.m.

Join us for a special guided tour of MIT's new Medical Electronic Device Realization Center, which is revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatments. Hear from Dr. Brian Anthony, the lab's co-director, on the key research underway, and participate in an open house featuring hands-on demos of the new software and hardware concepts that will transform the medical device industry. *Available to Hybrid ticket holders only.

3:00 p.m.

Turn passion into purpose. Moonshots target exponential improvement through innovations that positively impact the world. Learn how to transform the kernel of an idea into a viable moonshot with the potential to solve impossible problems in unimaginable ways.

Whether you are in-person or online, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to design and develop your own wildly ambitious moonshot. *In-person attendees will have an opportunity to put the moonshot methodology to use by working through their moonshot ideas in interactive groups.

4:30 p.m.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

5:00 p.m.

Leaps by Bayer invests in paradigm-shifting advances in the life sciences – targeting the breakthroughs that could fundamentally change the world for the better. Leaps aims to conquer ten huge challenges facing humanity. Join us for this special session, and watch this space for the announcement of special guest speakers you won’t want to miss!

Evening Reception (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Global Technology (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Explore the technologies that are creating new opportunities for our planet, our bodies and our businesses.

Commercializing Space (9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

Space is the next frontier for business, offering opportunities to enhance our life on Earth. Get an inside look at the research and competitive business applications that will change how we think about space as a viable commercial enterprise.

9:10 a.m.

Space is the next frontier for research labs. Get an exclusive look at the technology behind the digital and physical infrastructure that provides a safe and reliable workplace in space. Hear what it takes to build labs in space and the unique benefits of experimentation in zero-gravity environments.

9:35 a.m.

In the second half of this decade, a commercially developed space station will start operating as a mixed-use lower-Earth-orbit business park, providing straightforward access for all to facilitate unique discoveries. Whether your business is scientific research, system development, manufacturing, media, or advertising, there’s space for you.

Networking Break (10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

10:30 a.m.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

Solving Global Tech Challenges (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Our physical world is facing unprecedented challenges fueled by the technologies of our digital world. We explore the financial, international, and social impacts of technology on our lives and businesses.

11:00 a.m.

Cryptocurrencies are changing the way we think about finance, influencing our business decisions, regulations, and day-to-day transactions. Explore the business of crypto, and learn about the opportunities and risks that businesses, governments, and individuals face in this new era of digital finance.

11:30 a.m.

The U.S. and China are the primary architects of the global infrastructure upon which the world’s businesses operate. Their decisions have a global impact on financial and social stability. Glean critical insights into how their technology alignment and divergence may impact the strategic decisions your organization must make to keep its competitive edge in the market.

Lunch and Networking Break (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
12:30 p.m.

Lunch served at the MIT Media Lab and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

Programmable Medicine (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

A new wave of gene treatments is arriving which are inherently “programmable.” From covid-19 vaccines to CRISPR editing for heart disease, the difference between today’s drug and tomorrow’s blockbuster breakthrough might only be a few months—and a few genetic letters—away.

1:55 p.m.

The relentless path of SARS-CoV-2 serves as one example of the sharp refocusing of our attention on biotechnology and programmable medicines. Digital biology is now driving the biotech industry, redefining its approach to vaccine development and our understanding both illness and disease. What impact will this new approach have on changing the paradigm?

2:15 p.m.

Preventing heart attacks may be one CRISPR injection away. This year, the first attempt to alter people’s genes to lower LDL cholesterol is underway. Unpack the medical, social, and business implications of changing human genes to avoid the leading cause of death.

Networking Break (3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

3:00 p.m.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

Future Clean Energy Solutions (3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

All organizations are on a path toward clean energy, whether they realize it or not. Learn about new technologies that will generate clean, efficient, and affordable energy, and get a head start on how businesses can adapt their energy needs for a sustainable future.

3:30 p.m.

We take a look at where technology is headed next. JPMorgan Chase, the exclusive sponsor of the 2022 Innovators Under 35, kicks off these next talks from honorees working to solve humanity's greatest challenges.

3:40 p.m.

While perovskite solar cells are a major focus of photovoltaic research, their poor stability has thwarted commercialization. We examine new advances that have exponentially increased their operational stability and explore the remaining challenges to be resolved to bring this technology to market. 2022 Innovator Under 35

4:00 p.m.

Offshore wind has the potential of powering entire regions, moving them closer to their carbon-free goals. Explore how this technology is scaling up for research models into business-ready solutions. Hear what decision makers need to know when evaluating the cost of clean tech and how to tap into new energy sources entering the market. 

4:30 p.m.

Iron batteries present a cheap and long-lasting way to help expand the use of clean power and renewable energy supplies. We look at how this new technology works, what its practical applications are on the grid, and how this may impact energy use, availability, and cost.

4:55 p.m.
Day 2 Wrap-Up
Innovators Under 35 Reception - Cohosted by JPMorgan Chase (5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Join us in celebration of this year's Innovators Under 35.

Humanity and the Machines (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Explore the intersection of technology and humanity to learn which emerging innovations will have the biggest impact on our lives.

Transforming the Digital World (9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

From Web 3.0 to the metaverse, our digitized lives have opened new opportunities for people and businesses to connect. Take a deep dive into what’s working, what’s not, and what needs to change for a prosperous, equitable, and ever-connected world.

9:10 a.m.

The internet is the heart of our digital world, connecting businesses, people, and public entities. However, issues surrounding data privacy, security, and misinformation constrict communication. We examine the changes needed to re-architect the web for all users, not just those in power.

9:35 a.m.

The digital world is transforming around us, changing the way we think, live, and work. Yet, a general lack of digital awareness is challenging our ability to articulate meaningful policies that would build protections and resilience into our technology systems. How can we secure a digital future that ordinary people and many business leaders don’t understand?

10:00 a.m.

Augmented reality is the power to overlay digital assets on our physical world, blending the two into a rich, interactive environment. We explore the nearly endless possibilities of this technology and its potential to change the way we interact with one another and the world around us.

Networking Break (10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

10:30 a.m.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

Next-Generation Body Tech (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Wearables are no longer just for monitoring your heart rate. Explore what experiences become possible as we instrument our bodies.

11:00 a.m.

Bionics are leaping beyond the restrictions of yesterday’s wearables, presenting groundbreaking opportunities to seamlessly fuse human activity with technology. Learn about the new innovations integrating the physical and digital worlds, and discover how these advances might change the way we work and live.

11:30 a.m.

The power of human speech will one day integrate seamlessly with multilingual applications as a human/computer interface that adapts our devices to us, serving up the right information at the right time and executing our commands with a word. We explore the future of voice computing and how ambient intelligence will transform the way humans connect with their data and devices.

12:00 p.m.

We take a look at where technology is headed next. JPMorgan Chase, the exclusive sponsor of the 2022 Innovators Under 35, kicks off these next talks from honorees working to solve humanity's greatest challenges.

12:10 p.m.

With the advent of stretchable circuits that can easily attach to skin, wearables are poised for a significant leap forward. Learn how smart skin may change the way we think about wearable technology. 2022 Innovator Under 35

Lunch and Networking Break (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
12:30 p.m.

Lunch served at the MIT Media Lab and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

Building Tomorrow’s AI (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Unpack what’s next for AI, and get a glimpse at future applications for some of today’s most exciting research and development.

1:30 p.m.

We must fundamentally change the way we think, work, make, and assemble teams. Experience-driven co-creation built on rigorous curiosity, diversity of perspective, impact-oriented ideation, and continuous learning can help. The DNA of modern design teams must be centered around critical investigation, diversity of thought, and clear intent.

1:55 p.m.

Moving AI to the next stage of development may be more about asking the right questions than getting a definitive answer. Our executive team of AI luminaries discuss the path forward for AI research, the ethics of responsible AI use and development, the impact of open collaboration, and the most realistic end goal for artificial general intelligence.

2:45 p.m.

Every generation of artists face an existential moment as new tools, techniques, and schools of art evolve. In the age of AI, image generation is the tool shaking the foundation of the art world as pioneering artists seek to create and manipulate art in new ways. Learn about the practical applications of this technology in creative design.

Networking Break (3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

3:30 p.m.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

New Frontiers in Hard Technology (4:00 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.)

Research drives innovation, providing commercial solutions for our hardest problems. Get an insider’s look at the next generation of remarkable technologies that could change everything.

4:00 p.m.

By helping to turn some of today's most important scientific and engineering advances into viable businesses, the Engine is working to tackle climate change and improve human health. Transforming ideas into innovations is part science, part passion, and part intuition. 

4:30 p.m.

Climate change, economic inequality, and food scarcity are just three of the world’s biggest challenges where radical thinking may be required to make tangible progress. We step inside X’s innovation engine to explore its processes for bringing about exponential, transformative change and get a special look at how the rapid response team takes an idea from research to impact.

5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Closing Toast (5:05 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

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