All of our live webcasts will be streamed from this webpage. Recordings will be made available immediately following each live webcast. Please refer to the Big Ideas Events Calendar for full information on upcoming events.

Webcasts (Recordings)


Sunday, Jan 22: 2017 Big Ideas Final Round Kickoff
The Final Round Kickoff will include an overview of the structure of the contest, final round judging criteria, and provide details and tips for the mentorship process. UC Berkeley teams any Bay Area mentors are strongly encouraged to attend in person. Teams and mentors from remote locations should plan to participate via a live webcast. For those who join in person, we will also make space available to meet with your team and/or mentor afterward if you choose to.


Wednesday, Oct 12: Online Info Session
Learn more about the goals, timeline, and categories open to students from across the 16 eligible campuses.

Tuesday, Oct 11: Pre-proposal Writing Workshop
Get guidance and feedback on how to effectively craft your Big Ideas pre-proposal. This first writing workshop will focus on best practices and challenges faced by students in developing their proposals, and cover previous examples of Big Ideas pre-proposals. After the workshop, Big Ideas staff will open the event to advising opportunities — feel free to bring any form of your proposal (outline/ draft/ initial research) for us to review!

Tuesday, Sep 27: Information Session
Learn more about the goals, categories, timeline and requirements of this year’s contest.