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WHAT IS PLAN-IT?

Plan-It Earth is an annual ideathon at Georgetown University that brings together sustainability students, experts, and practitioners to generate solutions to critical environmental challenges.

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The 2021 theme is Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change, which aims to promote the link between developing sustainable urban communities and climate action.

 

Undergraduate and graduate students will form multidisciplinary teams to SOLVE a global environmental challenge, GENERATE a tech-enabled idea, and COMPETE for prizes.

 

PLAN-IT

EARTH

Georgetown's premier
sustainability ideathon.
March 20-21, 2021 @
Georgetown University
 

2021 SDGs

Plan-It Earth 2021's four competition tracks are based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about each SDG at the UN SDG website.

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SCHEDULE

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Day One

March 20

10:00 – 10:15AM

Opening remarks

10:15 – 10:35AM

Keynote 1

10:35 – 10:55AM

Keynote 2

11:00 – 11:45AM

Team introductions & ideation block 1

11:50 – 12:35PM

Lunch

12:40 – 1:25PM

Breakout session 1

1:30 – 3:30PM

Ideation block 2

3:35 – 3:45PM

Check-in & next steps

3:50 – 4:00PM

Ending day remarks

Day Two

March 21

10:00 – 10:10AM

Opening announcements

10:10 – 10:30AM

Team check-in

10:35 – 11:20AM

Breakout session 1

11:25 – 12:10PM

Lunch

12:15 – 3:30PM

Ideation block 3

3:45 – 5:15PM

Pitch competition

5:20 – 5:40PM

Judge deliberation

5:40 – 6:00PM

Awards ceremony & final remarks

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

PETE MARRA

Director, Georgetown Environment Initiative

Pete Marra is the Director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI), Laudato Si’ Professor in Biology and the Environment, and Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy. He is a leading environment and conservation expert, and heads GEI in bringing together students, faculty and staff across Georgetown’s campuses to contribute to the earth’s stewardship.

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NATE WONG

Chief Strategy and Social Innovation Officer, Beeck Center

Nate is a champion for creating lasting social change initiatives, working to defy prevailing orthodoxies and helping to shape the very systems that impede a prosperous and equitable world for all. He oversees the Beeck Center’s differentiated approach to social innovation and scale. Prior to coming to the Beeck Center, Nate helped launch and direct two social impact units: one at Deloitte Consulting/ Monitor Deloitte and more recently at Boston Consulting Group’s non-profit, the Centre for Public Impact.

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EXPERT MENTORS

 
 

SPONSORS

Our sponsors make it possible for participants to create something incredible.

 

Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsorship packet here, and contact us at georgetownplanitearth@gmail.com.

OUR PARTNERS

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PLAN-IT 2019 RESULTS

The first Plan-It Earth ideathon asked student participants to ideate tech-enabled solutions that promote the link between environmental protection and economic growth. See last year's results below!

 
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