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DESIGN CHALLENGE

EXPLORE AGING WELL!

October 15th – 16th, 2016

Arlington International Racecourse

2200 W Euclid Ave

 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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1st Place: $2,000

2nd Place: $1,500

3rd Place: $1,000
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Add to My Calendar 2016-10-15 09:30:00 2016-10-16 14:50:00 America/Chicago Amita Design Challenge The 24-hour Amita Design Challenge is a competition between 10 regional universities that taps into the knowledge of physicians, industry experts, community leaders and patients, around the topic of “Aging Well.” Chicago, IL Amita Health info@amitadesignchallenge.com
EVENT ADDRESS

Arlington International Racecourse

2200 W Euclid Ave

 Arlington Heights, IL 60005

THE SCHEDULE

Kickoff

10:00AM

Team Arrival

9:30AM

Panels Round One

10:35AM

Start Work & Lunch

11:30AM

Panels Round Two

1:00PM

Mentor Stations Open

4:00PM

Dinner

5:00PM

Wellness Activities

6:30PM

Midnight Snack

11:00PM

Wellness Activities

1:00AM

Breakfast

7:00AM

Wake-up Yoga

8:00AM

Pitch Training

9:00AM

Doors Open to Public

10:00AM

Keynote Speaker

10:30AM

Preliminary Judging Set-up

11:00AM

Preliminary Judging Begins

11:30AM

Participant Lunch

12:15PM

Finals Announcement

12:30PM

Finals Judging

1:00PM

Closing Announcements and Remarks

2:15PM

Wrap-up

2:50PM

Train to Chicago

3:29PM

ABOUT

Aging well is one of the most important issues facing our society today. AMITA Health’s Innovation team is looking for the next generation of problem solvers to meet the challenges facing our growing senior population. By tapping into the creativity and fresh perspectives of our hackathon participants, AMITA Health wants to empower young people to make better health decisions earlier, design solutions from the senior perspective, and empower caretakers with meaningful on-demand data insights.

That’s why we’re organizing a competition between 10 regional universities that taps into the knowledge of physicians, industry experts, community leaders and patients. The 24-hour Design Challenge will happen from Saturday, October 15th to Sunday, October 16th at the Arlington International Racecourse.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Why are we gathering you?

AMITA Health’s Innovation team believes that “Aging Well” is one of the most important issues of our time. We need solutions now for a record elderly population, for youth, and care-takers of both.

How will we support you?

We’re going to provide high-quality support through mentors for you to bring your valuable perspective to the problem set. Resources have already been set aside to take advantage of valuable concepts with continued student involvement.

What do you get out of the challenge?

All student teams will spend quality time with prominent individuals in healthcare and other local businesses, learn valuable lessons in product design and teamwork and have a chance to take home cash prizes plus bragging rights for their school.

What do we get out of the challenge?

Unlike most hackathons, our goal is for the hard work to go beyond the weekend; if an idea has potential, we will invite the student team to have a role in further development.

Why are we gathering you?

AMITA Health’s Innovation team believes that “Aging Well” is one of the most important issues of our time. We need solutions now for a record elderly population, for youth, and care-takers of both.

How will we support you?

We’re going to provide high-quality support through mentors for you to bring your valuable perspective to the problem set. Resources have already been set aside to take advantage of valuable concepts with continued student involvement.

What do you get out of the challenge?

All student teams will spend quality time with prominent individuals in healthcare and other local businesses, learn valuable lessons in product design and teamwork and have a chance to take home cash prizes plus bragging rights for their school.

What do we get out of the challenge?

Unlike most hackathons, our goal is for the hard work to go beyond the weekend; if an idea has potential, we will invite the student team to have a role in further development.

PRE-EVENT RESOURCES

Guides

Participation Agreement

Judging Criteria

Village Agewell Scenarios

AMITA Townhall Poster

Required for winners to expedite disbursement of prizes.

IRS W-9 Form

Helpful Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Center to Advance Palliative Care

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CONTACT

Email: taylorharvey88@gmail.com

Telephone: 312-860-8093

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I get to the venue?

The location details are at the top of the page under the dates and also under the countdown. You will also receive a confirmation email with a location map.

What about accomodations?

The hackathon will run overnight at the Arlington International Racecourse.

How can I register?

Please contact a participating professor to inquire about joining their team.

Can I attend anyway?

We encourage members of the public and healthcare community to attend this challenge and learn more.

Are professors required to stay for the entire event?

Professors are welcome to stay until the end of the event, but it is not required.

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