Bad Ideas Weekend 2024

Friday Jan. 19 - Sunday Jan. 21, 2024

Have you always wanted to design and build, but have been frustrated by silly requirements and "good engineering practice?" Well, fret no more and come to the 2024 Bad Ideas festival, where your ideas can really take wing and crash straight to the ground. The weekend will also be packed with numerous smaller events, so come by any time, grab some free food, and join us in a celebration of bad ideas. No skills required, tools and materials provided. Alumni and all members of the MIT community are expressly invited.

Bad Ideas Chairs this year are Rowan Dzwonkowski, Will Hathaway, George Jurgiel, and Elle Mather. If you have any questions about Bad Ideas 2024, email

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