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IdeaFestival Bowling Green
Registration has reached capacity and is now closed to school groups.
If you are an INDIVIDUAL interested in attending,
you may still register
by contacting Erika Solberg
at email@example.com or (270) 745-3015.
Please note: you MUST register in order to attend, and you are not officially registered until you receive a confirmation email.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2018: What's Your Big Idea?
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union
Western Kentucky University
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2018 Registration Information
Registration is limited to 750 participants.
Middle and high school groups and interested individuals welcome!
Each school may bring up to 50 students.
Tickets: $12; includes lunch.
Each school receives one free chaperone ticket per every 10 students.
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The WKU Small Business Accelerator and Central Region of the Kentucky Innovation Network
partner together to offer programs and services to WKU students, entrepreneurs, start-up
and early stage companies in 21 counties across KY. With the goal of fostering and
supporting a growth-focused entrepreneurial community, the programs are designed to
create optimal conditions for entrepreneurs and business owners to establish and grow
their businesses and ultimately be successful in a highly competitive economy. Accelerator
and Innovation Network staff look for the needs of individuals and leverage strategic
partnerships to help them move in the right direction. Support provided includes business
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Schedule of events
Check-in 8:00-9:00 CST
Speaker sessions 9:00-12:00 CST
Lunch and minds-on, hands-on activities 12:00-2:30 CST
Contact Erika Solberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 745-3015 with questions or concerns.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green is an annual celebration of ideas sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies.
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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Have questions or interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact email@example.com or call (270) 745-3015.
Registration for the next festival, on February 15, 2018, will be begin in December.
Looking back at
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.
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: Halle Rudloff
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