TIMtalks, or "Think. Inspire. Motivate." talks, was envisioned as a platform to promote students who have invented, implemented, succeeded, and even failed at a wide range of ideas, both large and small. TIMtalks was conceived with the intention of taking a reflective approach towards MIT's innovative spirit (hence the play on MIT backwards); amidst the fast pace of student culture and achievement, we believe that it is important to reflect, communicate, and discuss the approaches and outcomes of each endeavor.
Our vision is to create a forum for passionate students to present powerful ideas that foster and promote MIT's spirit of innovation and ingenuity. Currently, the undergraduate community lacks a professional forum to connect with like-minded peers and spread ideas to the public. We hope that TIMtalks will bring about an unprecedented energy to campus, enabling a broad range of students to share paradigm-shifting ideas; in the longer term, this will cultivate an inspirational culture for future MIT students and other college students around the Cambridge area to dream big.
Our vision at TIMtalks extends globally, too. TIMtalks will help fulfill MIT's mission to "advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century." In today's technology-driven world, we must utilize our resources to connect cross-culturally, communicating visions and failures towards solutions. As trailblazers of modern technology, MIT has a responsibility to bridge the widening gap between critical problems and innovative solutions. TIMtalks serves this function by providing a global window into the Institute so people can learn of the perspectives, technologies, and solutions of some of the most forward-thinking young scholars of this generation and how the Institute has influenced their experience.
TIMtalks: powerful ideas by passionate students who