• Events

    Members of the MIT community and IDE stakeholders can contact jlocke@mit.edu for further information and registration on any of the events.



The On Demand Economy Conference

When: March 15th, 2016

Rapid changes in technology are affecting the types of work that we do and the way in which work is organized. Increasingly, platforms are a common denominator – whether they are performing new functions in traditional businesses or generating new business forms. The On-Demand Economy Conference gathers the leading thinkers at the intersection of technology and labor from academia, business, and policy.

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MIT CIO Symposium

When: May 18th, 2016

Thought leaders and practitioners provide insight into the most critical issues and opportunities around the digitization of business.  This event is open to all sponsors of the Initiative at no cost.


IDE Annual Conference

When: May 19th, 2016

The IDE Annual Conference is a great opportunity for all of our supporters to hear about the latest research results, to discuss areas of focus going forward, and to engage in dialog to address the grand challenges of our time. By invitation only.


Platform Strategy Summit

When: July 15th, 2016

An in depth workshop focusing on the leading edge “platform strategy” research by Professors Marshall Van Alstyne and Geoffrey Parker. By invitation only.


Action Learning Student Projects

When: September to December 2016

An opportunity for our Sponsors to submit projects that MBA, eMBA and PhD student teams utilize as term projects.


MIT Solve

When: Sept 26 to Sept 29, 2016

Organized by MIT President Rafael Reif, Solve convenes technologists, philanthropists, businessleaders, policy makers, and change agents to examine and address the problemswhere technology, business innovation, and smart policy can be leveraged tobring about real and lasting change. By invite only.


CoDE Conference

When: December 14th to 15th, 2016

Designed for an academic-focused audience, the CODE Conference will involve massive digital experimentation as a new age mechanism for the social sciences.