Experience Magazine Solution Sprint
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ESTNortheastern Toronto First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West Suite 4620 Toronto, ON M5X 1E2 Canada
The world has problems. Experience drives solutions.
The Experience Solution Sprint will bring you together with experts to collaborate on solutions to the world’s biggest problems, using your collective experience as a guide. First, those experts will share how they are confronting the challenges posed by climate change, immigration, and technology. Then, in an innovative workshop based on the principles of design thinking, you’ll help create solutions by thinking big — without losing sight of the details.
We’ll provide the food, drinks, and supplies to keep you motivated.
Muhammad Lila is an Emmy-nominated international correspondent who specializes in visual storytelling that makes a difference in the world. He averages 100+ flights a year, leading teams to some of the most remote regions in the world. He has been held at gunpoint, survived a firefight in Afghanistan, and gone undercover to rescue young girls from human traffickers in India. At CNN, he appeared regularly on AC360, The Situation Room, and The Lead with Jake Tapper. Prior to that, Muhammad was a correspondent and bureau chief for ABC News, a fill-in anchor for ABC’s World News Now, and an anchor and reporter for CBC News, based in Toronto, where he became one of the youngest to ever anchor the CBC’s flagship newscast, The National. He got his start in Toronto as an anchor and reporter for CityTV and CP24, Toronto’s top-rated news channel.
Born and raised in Toronto, Muhammad’s background spans three continents. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. In his spare time, he is an avid travel writer.
Jennie C. Stephens is Director of Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, and Director for Strategic Research Collaborations at the Global Resilience Institute. Her research, teaching, and community engagement focus on the social-political aspects of renewable energy transformation, energy justice, climate justice, energy democracy, and gender and race in energy and climate.
She is the author of “Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles” (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the forthcoming “Diversifying Power to Save the World” (Island Press, 2020). She earned her PhD at the California Institute of Technology in Environmental Science & Engineering and her BA at Harvard University.
Alexandra Samuel is an internationally recognized expert on the business and social impact of technology. Alex works with the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and publications to craft the stories and strategies that define how we live and work online. She is a regular contributor to Experience Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, the digital columnist for JSTOR Daily, and the data journalist for Forbes’ annual report on the world’s top marketing officers.
She is the former VP of Social Media for Vision Critical and co-founder of Social Signal, one of the world’s first social media agencies. She is the author of “Work Smarter with Social Media” (Harvard Business School Press, 2015), and holds a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University.
New technology. The climate challenge. New ideas about work, play, and human relationships. Through our publication and live events, Experience aims to navigate a changing world. Our stories explore how experience drives people to discovery and insight; how industries and cultures are adapting and evolving; how we can assess our own experiences and use them to power learning and growth.
Experience is published by Northeastern University.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a top 50 global research university and the recognized leader in experiential learning, anchored in the world’s largest and most innovative cooperative education program. We integrate classroom studies with opportunities for professional work, research, service, and global learning in 128 countries.
Northeastern’s first international and downtown Toronto campus currently offers three online Master of Science programs that are in high demand among local employers — project management; cybersecurity; and regulatory affairs for drugs, biologics, and medical devices.