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Community Facts and Figures


Over 115,000+ registered members with 170+ countries represented, as of August 2018.

Climate CoLab members are approximately*:

* Data based off four surveys: the first surveyed 588 Climate CoLab members in August 2013,  second surveyed 1082 members in August 2014, third surveyed 862 in September 2015, and the fourth surveyed 578 in 2016.

2016 Contests 

17 contests 
579 contest entries
Approximately 18,000 votes cast
69 finalists
27 winners
1 $10,000 Grand Prize Winner and 2 Honorable Mentions

40 Advisors
72 Judges
45 Fellows

2015 Contests 

24 contests
550 contest entries
Approximately 11,000 votes cast
65 finalists
35 winners, representing 11 countries
1 $10,000 Grand Prize Winner and 2 Honorable Mentions

41 Advisors
92 Judges
68 Fellows

2014 Contests

18 contests
582 contest entries
Approximately 14,000 votes cast
64 finalists
34 winners, representing 17 countries (58% of winning proposals were submitted from outside the U.S.)
1 $10,000 Grand Prize Winner and 3 Honorable Mentions

76 Advisors & Judges
61 Fellows

2013 Contests

18 contests
374 contest entries (average of 21 per contest)
Approximately 4,500 votes cast
59 finalists, approximately one quarter: climate change professionals, start up companies/small non-profits, concerned citizens, university students
28 winners, representing 12 countries (57% of winning proposals were submitted from outside the U.S.)
1 $10,000 Grand Prize Winner and 1 Honorable Mention

22 Advisors
60 Judges 
35 Fellows

Social media

As of August 2018
Over 10,000 Facebook likes 
Over 35,000 Twitter followers 

Crowds & Climate Conference, September 28 -29, 2016, MIT campus

Conference Page

200+ attended in person and virtually via webcast (recordings availible)

29% of attendees were from the business sector
19% were from civil society 
16% were from academia as teachers, professors, researchers or university/college staff
18% were students

 

Crowds & Climate Conference, October 5-6, 2015, MIT campus

Conference page

246 attended in person and additional participated virtually via webcast (recordings available)

25% of attendees were from the business sector (51% of which were from the energy sector)
10% were from non-profit organizations and NGOs
25% were from academia as teachers, professors, researchers or university/college staff
14% were students

30+ attendees traveled from outside of the United States
50+ speakers and panelists 


Crowds & Climate: From Ideas to Action, November 6-7, 2014, MIT campus

conference page

200+ people attended in person and an additional 1,000+ participated virtually via webcast
Winners traveled from 17+ different countries

40+ speakers and panelists 


Crowds & Climate: Mobilizing Crowds to Develop Ideas and Take Action on Climate Change, November 6-8, 2013, MIT campus

Conference page

300+ people attended in person and an additional 500+ participated virtually via webcast
Attendees were from 30+ countries