Bad Ideas Weekend 2021

Saturday Jan. 23 - Sunday Jan. 24, 2021

Have you come up with any ridiculous ideas that you wish you had the funding / human participants to try over the past semester? Any weird virtual experiments or competitions you want to win? Well, come to the 2021 Bad Ideas festival (this year: virtual), where your ideas can take wing and crash straight into the ground! No skills required, funding for materials provided, and endless fun guaranteed! Alumni and all members of the MIT community are invited.

Bad Ideas will take place on a virtual format for 2021. Join the 2021 Bad Ideas discord

Bad Ideas Chairs this year are Frederick Ajisafe, Kate Przydzial, and Sarah Weidman. If you have any questions about Bad Ideas 2021, email

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Bad Ideas 2021 submissions are now closed. Check the schedule tab for the finalized list of events this year!

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