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IDEA Generators Conference

IDEA Generators Conference, Chicago, May 2016

Within the format of 3+ days, talented individuals committed to generating positive social change came to gather in teams to design projects related to environmental sustainability in North American college campuses and campus communities through an interfaith partnership.

With the guidance of a professional team of advisors, each group went through a process of ideation, project selection, project design and pitch practice, culminating with a presentation of their project to a group of judges and their peers. To read more about the IGC Chicago, and to view further supporting documents, images and videos, please select from the images below or reference the menu on the right.


The IGC Experience

An onsite video taken at the IDEA Generators Conference in Chicago, featuring Sidra Ali, a student at Harvard University, and other IGC participants. 

Team Photos

Team photos and names of the 32 particpants.

Photos and Quotes

Photos and quotes from IGC particpants, staff, jurors and advisors.

Interviews and Stories

IGC’s also provide opportunity for participants to share stories and reflections, whether on the event itself, or on larger themes in life.  

Press Release

Photos of the two winning teams, and the official press release following the conference.


The IDEA Generators Conference invitation which was open to applications from students, faculty, professors, religious leaders and professionals.