You are invited to go behind the scenes as we showcase MIT's innovations in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Major units of the School will be on hand, in one central location, for a day of discovery about great ideas that change the world.

  • Brainpower

You will find Idea Stations set up in Kresge Auditorium, where you can look behind the scenes at leading-edge research, find opportunities to participate in our many open events, and enjoy refreshments and conversations with world-renowned thinkers and innovators from more than a dozen fields from science writing to history, music and theater to economics.

In videos and other media, you'll find insights into how this MIT community serves the nation and the world. Check out our pioneering international internship program, learn about projects in many foreign countries, including China, Panama, Ireland, France, and Brazil.

Discover research that helps safeguard America's voting technology, lift countries out of poverty, as well as research designed to improve health policy, guide NASA missions, save endangered languages, illuminate the U.S. Constitution, and create new forms at the juncture of art and science.

  • Lights, camera, action!

Inside Kresge auditorium itself, you'll find excellent seats for a series of special music and theater performances by MIT's renowned music and theater arts groups, and readings and presentations by award-winning faculty.

  • Discover it

A rare look behind-the-scenes at one of MIT's five great Schools; home to five Nobel laureates (so far); 4 Pulitzer prize-winners, top-rated departments, a conservatory-level music section, and world-class innovators in every field. We look forward to welcoming you to this day of discovery. Meanwhile, take a look at the School's great ideas website: shass.mit.edu