April 7 – 12, 2013
Phase 1 of the 2013 Albright Challenge was held in Cambridge at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. 18 Participants from across the country gathered together for an intense 5 day session. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, State Street and Dell-Wyse Corporation.
May 15, 2012
MIT Collaborative Initiatives hosted New Models 5 – Breaking Log Jams II in Washington D.C. Hosted by NationalJournalLive, the meeting was a follow-up to the discussion held in Cambridge on November 29, 2011. This meeting focused on examples of log jams, some that have been overcome and some that are still posing a challenge. 80 innovation leaders from medicine, business, military, and academia attended.
January 19, 2012
Gerald R. Fink ’62 Bioscience Symposium 2012, “Taking Risks and Advancing Your Career”, Amherst College Keynote speakers: John Abele ’59; Tenley E. Albright, MD; Gerry Fink ’62; Peter Reddien; Jim Guest ’62; George W. Carmany III ’62, and Alfred M. Sadler ’62.
January 10, 2012
State Street Inno-talk Series Inaugural presentation: Tenley E. Albright, MD, Director MIT Collaborative Initiatives; James S. Phalen, Executive Vice President and head of Global Operations, Technology & Product Development, State Street and Madge Meyers, Chief Innovation Officer, State Street discuss Innovation.
November 29, 2011
MIT Collaborative Initiatives hosted New Models 5 – Breaking Log Jams meeting at new MIT Medial Lab. Sponsored by State Street Corporation the meeting featured 85 innovation leaders from medicine, business, military, and academia and included keynote speeches from Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farms; Admiral Michael Mullen; and the Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City.
October 28, 2011
Dr. Albright received the Jack Valenti: Friend of the White House Fellows Award for her “exemplary commitment and sustained support of the White House Fellows program” through which “she has directed her energies and enthusiasm for excellence through empowering individuals and encouraging their participation in a broad range of issues and forums.”
October 25, 2011
NEWS RELEASE MIT Collaborative Initiatives (MIT-CI) and the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, Columbia University (UDL) Announce Completion of a Three-Year Look at Nation’s Obesity Crisis: National Food System Infrastructure Identified as a Primary Culprit (PDF).
May 5, 2011
Dr. Albright attended Washington Post sponsored sustainable agriculture conference The Future of Food at Georgetown University with Keynote Address by The Prince of Wales and participated in small private group meeting with Prince Charles and other leaders in the NGO and Corporate fields.
September 2, 2010
On the second evening of HDL Global 2010, Helsinki Design Lab (HDL) honored Tenley E. Albright, MD for her leadership in advancing a better approach toward solving large-scale societal challenges.
Says HDL, “We believe that our future depends on our ability to break down today’s informational silos in order to address large-scale societal challenges from a more holistic perspective—a process called strategic design. This will require that longstanding institutions—governments, universities, corporations—learn to be flexible, to adapt to the new demands that today’s world presents. First as a figure skater and Olympic gold medalist, then as a renowned surgeon, and now as the director of the MIT Collaborative Initiatives, Dr. Tenley Albright personally embodies this ability to change, to innovate from within. In her work today, Dr. Albright not only forges a path toward the development of realistic solutions to the most critical global challenges; she also serves as a leader uniting this important, emerging community of strategic designers and the decision-makers who rely on them.”
September 1-3, 2010
Helsinki Design Lab and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, hosted HDL Global 2010, an international gathering of the world’s top designers and decision makers in Helsinki, Finland. The Collaborative Initiatives’ Tenley Albright and Ken Kaplan were among ten American invitees who joined global leaders from the public and private sectors as well as renowned international designers for a cross-discipline examination of the world’s most pressing large-scale challenges. Areas of focus included climate change, education, and caring for our aging populations. HDL 2010 was not a thought experiment, but a demonstration of the power of design as a strategic tool. Participants tackled concrete, existing problems, and decision makers in Finland will go on to see these projects through to prototype and delivery.
Jun 24, 2010
MIT Collaborative Initiatives, in partnership with MIT LEAN Advancement Initiative, led by Deborah Nightingale, Professor of the Practice for Engineering Systems and Aeronautics and Astronautics, kicks off a system-based analysis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Jun 17, 2010
“Shaking it Up, Making it Last: A Real Food System For All”
June 15-18, 2010
SAFSF 8th annual forum
Dr. Albright, Ken Kaplan, and Kubi Ackerman of the MIT/Columbia National Integrated Regional Food System (NIRF) Team; Fred Kirschenmann, President, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Project Advisor and Dr. Reed Tuckson, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group; member, Board of Directors, United Health Foundation and Funder of the MIT/Columbia Team’s Childhood Obesity project.
Apr 29, 2010
Former Senator Tom Daschle has agreed to join the Advisory Group for the forthcoming MIT Collaborative Initiatives/Columbia University National Integrated Regional Food System: A New Model for Health (NIRF) project. He joins an illustrious group of Advisors which includes Michael Pollen, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells and Ray Goldberg among others.
Apr 29, 2010
Social Enterprise Alliance
Plenary Session: Engaging all Sectors — Can systems thinking help us
gain traction? A cross-sector approach to tackling the challenges.
Ken Kaplan, Chief Strategy Officer MIT Collaborative Initatives participated on a panel with Alan Webber, Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine (Moderator), and Rosanne Haggerty, President & Founder, Common Ground.
Apr 28-29, 2010
Almaden Institute 2010
Smarter Health through Modeling and Simulation
On the Front Lines of the Food Revolution, Presentation by Dr. Tenley Albright with Fedele Bauccio, CEO Bon Appetite Management Group
Apr 13, 2010
On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 MIT Collaborative Initiatives held a briefing on Capitol Hill during which Marco Steinberg, former Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Current Director of Strategic Design for the Finnish Innovation Fund, explained the power of strategic design in decision-making and presented his work on the Stroke Pathways project.
Apr 9, 2010
Dr. Albright participated in the White House Childhood Obesity Forum on April 9, 2010. The Forum was an opportunity for the White House team to bring together experts to discuss opportunities for combating childhood obesity.