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CHALLENGE 2030: Tomorrow’s Innovators Tackle Today’s Grand Challenges

CHALLENGE 2030: Tomorrow’s Innovators Tackle Today’s Grand Challenges

Monday, May 8 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

By invitation only. Due to space limitations all invitations are not transferrable and limited to the intended recipient. Please contact for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Daytime Sessions: 8:30AM – 4:00PM

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich St. 40th Floor
New York, NY

May 8th Evening: 6-10PM

117 W. 46th Street
New York, NY

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

For two inspiring days, multiple generations of the world’s most gifted innovators will come together to collaborate on developing science and technological solutions for the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the lead-up to this groundbreaking event, 50 multinational teams of exceptional high school students will work together online—under the guidance of leading experts—to develop practical, real-world solutions to address the extraordinary challenge encompassed in the SDGs: creating a sustainable planet by 2030. Then, on May 8th and 9th the teams and their mentors will meet in person for the first time to present their proposals to some of the world’s most brilliant problem-solvers, including Nobel Laureates, honorees of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, notable entrepreneurs, and leaders from industry, government and non-governmental organizations.

The Academy is seeking visionary organizations to participate in and support this extraordinary event. To learn more, please contact:


Click here to view a list of expected VIP attendees.