All of our Information Sessions and Workshops will be live streamed from this page. Most events are also hosted in-person at UC Berkeley’s B100 Blum Hall (Plaza Level) for students located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please refer to the 2016-2017 Contest Timeline or the upcoming events list below for full information on each event. Dates and times are subject to change, so check this page for the latest event updates. Please note: All times are listed as Pacific Time. 

Tuesday, Sep 27: Information Session

  • 6:00pm PT | B100 Blum Hall | All Students
  • Learn more about the goals, categories, timeline and requirements of this year’s contest.
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Wednesday, Sep 28: Hardware for Good Design Luncheon

  • 12:00pm PT | Studio 310 Jacobs Hall | UC Berkeley Students
  • Join us at the Jacobs Institute for Design as we kick off our Hardware for Good category & provide an overview of the resources available to support socially-focused hardware innovations.
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Tuesday, Oct 11: Pre-proposal Writing Workshop

  • 6:00pm PT | B100 Blum Hall | All Students | Live stream on this page
  • Get guidance and feedback on how to effectively craft your Big Ideas pre-proposal.
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Wednesday, Oct 12: Online Info Session

  • 3:00pm PT | Google Hangout | All Students | Live stream on this page
  • Learn more about the goals, timeline, and categories open to students from across the 16 eligible campuses.

Tuesday, Nov 1: Pre-proposal Writing & Advising Workshop

  • 6:00pm PT | B100 Blum Hall | All Students | Live stream on this page
  • Get guidance and feedback on how to effectively craft your pre-proposal, and have a Big Ideas Advisor review it at the event.

Idea Generation Dinner

  • Date, Time & Location TBD | UC Berkeley Students
  • Looking for teammates or feedback on your Big Idea? Participants have the opportunity to give a 2 minute pitch on their idea, recruit additional team members, and/or join existing projects. This is a great way to form teams and meet other Berkeley students interested in the innovation space.

Innovators@Cal

  • Date, Time & Location TBD | UC Berkeley Students
  • Innovators@Cal is an exciting event that fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus for Cal entrepreneurs. It brings together students looking to form or join teams to support their innovative ideas for a night of pitches, team building, and inspirational speeches.

Monday, Nov 14: Editing Blitz

  • All Day | 100B & B100 Blum Hall or Skype | All Students
  • Big Ideas Advisors will be available to provide last minute feedback on proposals. Send your proposal ahead of your scheduled sessions to receive tailored feedback on your project.