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The Big Ydea: Schwarzman Center Thinkathon

Saturday, February 20, 2015
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Schwarzman Center

Gather a Team of Yale Friends and Compete to Imagine the Future Schwarzman Center

> The goal of the event is to create ideas for a specific program, events, performance concepts, spaces, technologies or even menus to make the new Schwarzman Center a vibrant hub of undergraduate, graduate and professional student life.

> There will be three categories for judging: Arts & Performance, Ideas & Opinions, and Social Events & Spaces.

>Register your team here and show up to Commons in the Schwarzman Center on Saturday February 20 to build out your idea in a short presentation for the judges.


The Schwarzman Center Idea Thinkathon will be a one-day team brainstorming competition. Your team will watch a short video of current design concepts for the Center, get instructions for competing in each category, and rock your best idea into a killer presentation for the judges.


• Every participating team will be awarded $100 at the end of the program
• Cash grand prize of $2,500; Runner-up prize of $1,500; Three category prizes of $1,000 each


• Awesome free gear and swag
• Food and Music served up throughout the event


Only the best: President Peter Salovey, Vice President Kim Goff-Crews, and Michael Kaiser, former director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


1. Teams can consist of no more than four members
2.  Each team member must be a current Yale student in Yale College, the Graduate School or any of Yale’s professional schools
3. All work must be completed during the event

Register your team! Every team that registers will be sent all necessary updates and communications.

If you have any questions, contact Sara Samuel, Woodbridge Fellow in the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life at schwarzman.thinkathon@yale.edu.