The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future. The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future. The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future.

These Uncertain
Times Call For
Certain Solutions

1

The Briefs.

During the event, 4 prominent changemakers will host talks and present a brief centering around one of the world’s most urgent and systemic issues.

For the curious minded, the briefs will be shared in the lead up to the event so you have the opportunity to research the areas of concern prior to the festival.
Research
Research
2

The Process.

The entire event will be available to livestream through our website.

Slack channels will also be launched as a space for collaboration and inspiration during the event, while Zoom breakout sessions will connect participants with experts and leading organizations in the field.
Thu, Feb 4 - 9:00a

Briefs

Keynote speakers, movement, meditation, and music.
Fri, Feb 5 - 9:00a

Workshops

Workshops, inspirational talks, and community and expert support.
Watch
Watch
3

The Ideas.

Open minds and brave visionaries of all levels are invited to attend – inventors, community organizers, designers, coding geniuses, and students. Every idea is a good idea.
Our open and fair submission process allows for any type of solution to be built out with the rigor and depth required to win a prize.
Fri, Feb 5 - 12:00p

Submission Opens

Submission opens at noon PST on day 2
Sat, Feb 6 - 11:59p

Submission Closes

Submissions due by 
midnight PST
Act
Act
4

The Awards.

A winner will be selected for each of the four briefs – receiving a cash prize of $10,000, as well as exposure, and the opportunity to partner with leading organizations in the field. Winners will also receive a spot in the Make.co Learning Labs Cohort. This series of classes gives makers access to experts and mentors in the Maker field, who will work alongside our winners to help push their ideas forward.

An additional $5,000 Community Grant will be awarded to winners affiliated with a club or organization–supporting continued growth and innovation in the maker space.
Win
Win

About Us

THE FESTIVAL OF URGENT REINVENTIONS was founded by The Great Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization who want to redefine what’s possible and improve the world through action—and INSTRUMENT, a design agency built for change.

The Great Foundation and Instrument have partnered with other non-profit leading organizations and accelerator programs to provide the best, most impactful experience.