FIA

Mission

The Alliance will be a catalyst for transdisciplinary dialogue and research on evolving issues related to the role of information in our lives. By identifying shared challenges and encouraging innovative solutions, the Alliance seeks to facilitate a future in which information in all its forms can be an effective resource for everyone.

Priorities for the
Future of Information


Latest News

FIA receives support from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation

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The Future of Information Alliance @ the University of Maryland

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF LEARNING CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED!

December 5-6, 2014

Barrie School
13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
www.barrie.org

A 2-day event to shape and design the future of learning. Take the challenge, form a team, and win. Learners and designers of all ages are welcome!


2014-2015 SEED GRANT COMPETITION

Help solve the information problems of today's world – win $25,000 to research and implement your ideas about the future of information.

Find out more about this year’s Seed Grant Competition.

Next Event:
October 20, 2014, 1-5pm
Coaching and Pitch Clinic

FIA Suite, McKeldin Library, Room 4123A


DataBay: "Reclaim the Bay"
Innovation Challenge

Governor's Cup Awarded

Congratulations to Team BayBucks on winning the Governor's Cup! Programmers, scientists, civic hackers and students created data-driven applications to increase public engagement and aid in Chesapeake Bay restoration at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on August 1-3, 2014. Four finalist teams then competed for the Governor's Cup at the State House on August 27.

View Team Projects »
Watch Finalist Team Videos »
Read Baltimore Sun Article »

Initiated by Governor O'Malley, organized by the Future of Information Alliance, hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency