Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
60 Minute Seminar
AA-101 - Directing Institutional Pathways: Adapting the Hack-a-thon to Solve Complex Issues
Sunday, March 15, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
When faced with complex issues, institutions traditionally organize task forces, committees or other groups to solve problems. The current ADEA one-day, “hack-a-thon” brainstorming model has explored the future of dental education through competitive, student-led regional events. In this session, through presentations and small-group activities, participants will learn how a single institution can adapt the hack-a-thon model to provide an effective and immersive experience to generate innovative solutions. The session will explore how an inclusive, school-wide approach that brings together faculty, staff and students can serve as a platform for institutions to simultaneously share multiple perspectives and answer critical questions.
Understand how the current hack-a-thon model can be adapted by an institution to address a complex question or problem.
Describe the critical components and steps in planning and executing a successful hack-a-thon.
Identify how this version of a hack-a-thon can provide a rich humanistic and inclusive experience for all stakeholders.