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Small Start.
Big Impact.



The Briefs.

During the event, 4 changemakers will host discussions about one of the world's most urgent systemic issues.

Each brief will be shared prior of the event so you have the opportunity to research the areas of concern in advance.
  • Brief Share
    Coming Soon


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.
  • Day One
    Thu, Feb 3 - 9:00AM
    Two keynote speakers, movement, meditation, and music.
  • Day Two
    FRI, Feb 4 - 9:00AM
    Two keynote speakers, workshops, inspirational talks, and community and expert support.


The Ideas.

Open minds and brave visionaries from every discipline — inventors, community organizers, designers, coders, students, and more — are invited to submit. Every idea is a good one.

Our open and fair submission process allows for
any type of solution to win a prize.
  • Submission Opens
    FRI, Feb 4 - 12:00PM
    Submission opens at noon PST on day 2
  • Submission Closes
    SAT, Feb 5 - 11:59PM
    Submissions due by midnight PST


The Awards.

A winner will be selected for each brief and receive 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 creators access to experts and mentors who will work alongside each winner 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 creator space.
  • Winners Announced
    FRI, Feb 11 - 12pm
    Winners notified by noon PST
The Festival Of
Urgent Reinventions

About Us

The Festival of Urgent Reinventions was founded by The Great Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that want to redefine what’s possible and improve the world through action, and INSTRUMENT, a design agency built for change.

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