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Global Social Innovation Lab

Registration is now open!


Register by February 3rd, 2023 to secure your spot.

About GSIL


The Global Social Innovation Lab is a 2-day ideathon and pitch competition to be held on February 11 & 12 (9am to 2pm). This annual event seeks to convene students to develop innovative solutions to global issues through workshops, mentorship sessions, and team-based collaborative problem solving. The theme this year is Global Health & Nutrition.

Event Details



Once registered, participants will be randomly matched with 3 other teammates from across Georgetown University, and collectively undertake an “ideathon” on social innovation!

When & Where?

GSIL will be held in-person at the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Hariri Building (GU main campus) on 11 Feb and 12 Feb (9 am to 2 pm). Attendance on both days is mandatory, and meals will be provided. The detailed run-of-show is listed below:

Day 1 (Saturday 2/11 from 9 am to 2 pm)

  • 08:30 am: Check-in begins (Lohrfink Auditorium)
  • 09:00 am: Introduction, Team Announcements, and Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: Workshop on Global Health and Nutrition Landscape
  • 11:00 am: Teamwork & Mentorship
  • 12:00 nn: Workshop on Developing & Pitching Innovative Solutions
  • 01:00 pm: Lunch & Mentorship
  • 02:00 pm onwards: Optional Teamwork

Day 2 (Sunday 2/12 from 9 am to 1 pm): 

  • 08:30 am: Check-in begins
  • 09:00 am: Pitches (Approx. 8-10 minutes for each team)
  • 12:30 pm: Prize Ceremony

Who’s coming?





  • Forthcoming

Why Participate?

  • GSIL is an opportunity for participants to network with like-minded and like-hearted individuals who are interested in social innovation, and collaborate at the intersection of business and social impact!
  • GSIL will help participants exercise their creative muscles in the field of global health and nutrition, as well as other adjacent fields such as education, food & agriculture, climate, public policy, technology for development, and social entrepreneurship.
  • There are multiple prizes worth $7,500 to be won (1st place: $3,500, 2nd place: $2,000, and 3rd place: $1,000), in addition to exciting special awards on themes such as ethical social impact (sponsored by the GHD alumni) and in-kind prizes (sponsored by AllBirds).