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IdeaFestival Bowling Green

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1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270-745-6323
Fax: 270-745-6279
Email: gifted@wku.edu

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IdeaFestival Bowling Green

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Van Meter Hall
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Downing Student Union

Western Kentucky University


Celebrate ideas.

IdeaFestival Bowling Green is an annual celebration of ideas.

More specifically, it’s a one-day event held on WKU’s campus that features creative thinkers and ambitious innovators sharing their big ideas from the main stage. After morning speaker sessions, participants can dive in to hands-on activities designed to put new ideas into practice. Talks and activities cover a broad swath of topics: entrepreneurship, art, sustainability, community outreach, the maker movement, the STEM disciplines, and much more. Inspired by the original IdeaFestival® now held in Louisville, IdeaFestival Bowling Green brings together thinkers and doers from throughout the region to encourage curiosity, creativity, and connections.

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IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2017: Make nice with your ideas.

The theme for 2017’s IdeaFestival Bowling Green was, “Make nice with your ideas.” From innovators whose use of technology drives their nice creations to social entrepreneurs whose fresh ideas make the world nicer for everyone, this year’s speakers inspired participants to make their own “nice” — and with over two hours to explore a dozen hands-on activities, festival-goers were able to get started making and doing right away.

The $10 admission fee included lunch and access to all events. The day began at 9:00 a.m. and ended at 2:30 p.m. (CST).

 

 

Videos from IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2017!

Max Moore: Make Nice with Your "Bad" Ideas

 

Luiggi Carlin: Video Games, Startups, and the Never-Ending Climb

 

Megan Tan: A Time without Gatekeepers 

 

Hannah Drake: Equity in Creativity

 

Alex Kimura: Who Is the Adult in Charge?

 

Kenan Mujkanovic: The Tale of a Visionary: The Journey of One in a Million 

IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2017 Mural

Mural facilitation: Andee Rudloff; Still images and editing: and Halle Rudloff 

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