The Brazil Conference at Harvard and MIT

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Fri - Sat, Apr 6 to Apr 7, 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT is an annual event held in April and is organized by the Brazilian student community in the Great Boston Area since its inception in 2015. It takes place at both Harvard and MIT and has an ultimate goal of promoting a forum including both leaders and representatives of Brazil, with a mission of unfolding innovative solutions for the country's future.

The event, initially designed in 2014 by Brazilian undergraduate students, was the culmination of a movement that wanted to bring to Boston — a city famed for educational brilliance —, Brazilian intellectuals to discuss and address the issues and overall future of the country. At the request of Brazilians from the Harvard Kennedy School, the Brazil Conference was established, allowing the participation of masters and doctoral students. What was born as a small event to celebrate the 30 years of our country's democracy, is already called by the press the "Brazilian Davos".

The fourth edition of the Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT, has the goal of promoting our hashtag #AcaoQueTransforma (Action That Transforms). The event is confirmed for April 6th and 7th of 2018. The mission is to bring to Boston people who can talk about ongoing initiatives helping to change the country.

In addition, the event will have the 3rd edition of the Ambassadors Program, which will bring five undergraduate students from Brazil to the conference in the Great Boston Area, with all-expense paid by the organization. Over 16 thousand students enrolled and five participants, one from each region of Brazil, have been selected.

The second edition of HackBrazil competition will have a grand prize totaling 50 thousand reais. The award will go to the team with the best solution for current challenges in Brazil. The competition had 565 registered participants, a 70% increase compared to last year! 25 teams have moved on to the Maker Phase and 5 will be selected for the finals.

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