Disrupt!/Design!/ is a focused event organized by Mideast Creatives where designers from a wide variety of fields come together to bring forth new ideas meant to help break the status quo of social and public Lebanese interests. The three-day ideathon will run from 17-19 April, 2015, in Beirut, Lebanon, and will be followed by a crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Zoomal, a crowdfunding platform in the Arab world.
The ideathon will focus on a specific number of themes: local production, learning methods, environmental systems, social divides, collective memory, digital space, and business model. Throughout the three-day event, specialists in a variety of fields, such as marketers, coders, filmmakers, and more, will give advice to and help the participants develop their project step-by-step.
At the conclusion of the event, a panel of jurors will select three winning projects based on their final pitches. The winners will receive a $3000 USD prize, a space in MENA Design Research Center co-working office, and mentorship until the project is fully implemented.