They will save the world.
Welcome! You will find on this site all you need to know (we hope) about participating at the Solutionary Congress tournament in general, and the Utah event in particular.
The term “Solutionary” is most closely associated with Zoe Weil, co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education, an international organization devoted to creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through education. Simply put, Solutionaries are people who transform unjust, unsustainable, and inhumane systems into ones that are peaceful and healthy for all people, animals, and the environment.
Similar to how a debate or National History Day event operates, the Solutionary Congress is a collection of student teams who compete by presenting practical solutions to real problems in their communities or in the world at large. The best solutions will most likely have realistic and effective timelines, programs, and workable budgets in addition to innovative and collaborative ideas. They should be viable, cost-effective and comprehensive, doing the most good and least harm to people, animals and the environment. Judges then determine winners based on a variety of criteria.
There’s a lot of information on this website to digest, so to help condense it and make it more manageable, we have put together a kit for you. Inside this kit you’ll find:
- Information about the Solutionary Congress
- Step-by-Step information on starting a team
- Online Resources
- Sample Projects
- Funding Tools
- Judging Rubric
- Contact Information
If that sounds like something you’re interested in, go on and download the Solutionary Congress Kit!
Utah has been selected as the pilot site for this unique and exciting program! The Institute for Humane Education is sponsoring this annual spring event. Solutionary Congress hopes to spread to a more national presence in the coming years.
The 2014 Solutionary Congress was held on May 17, at Maeser Prepatory Academy in Pleasant Grove, Utah. To read the article, click here.
The 2015 Solutionary Congress will be held May 2, 2015 at Maeser Preparatory Academy in Pleasant Grove, Utah.