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Logo for IdeaFestival Bowling Green: An orange I and F with "Just imagine" underneath.

Mark your calendars:

The next IdeaFestival Bowling Green will be

in person at WKU on 

February 16, 2022!

9:00 am - 3:00 pm CT


More registration info will be posted on 9/1


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Now in our ninth year, IdeaFestival Bowling Green is an annual one-day celebration of ideas and imagination designed to inspire the next generation of creators, thinkers, and innovators. Hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU  since 2014 and created in cooperation with the original IdeaFestival® in Louisville, our event brings passionate and motivated middle and high school students and interested community members from throughout the region to the WKU campus for a morning of speaker sessions and an afternoon of minds-on, hands-on activities. The whole day highlights innovation, curiosity, entrepreneurship, community engagement, and creativity across a variety of fields. 

IdeaFestival Bowling Green: just imagine the ideas that will transform the future of our region.

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Pandemic Online Learning Materials


What is IdeaFestival Bowling Green? Watch below! 
Video courtesy of Vid Monster Productions.



Read what participants said about IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2020:

  • It was one of the best field trips I've ever had!
  • The topics were intriguing and got me thinking about what should happen in the future.
  • We loved that there were so many ideas represented from so many different disciplines.
  • The speakers were all very excited to be speaking with us which led me to feel like we were an important audience.
  • I really enjoyed painting the huge mural. I felt in the moment and focused on looking at the product afterward, and seeing it come together felt nice, especially knowing it couldn’t happen without all the different people coming together.
  • It was super fun. I want to go next time too! 
Animal Anatomy Gerry Seavo James
Tim Kercheville Happy Gas Improv Troupe



The seventh annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green was February 11, 2020

Land and Legacy: Building Ideas That Will Last  

IFBG 2020 Highlight Video

Video courtesy of Vid Monster Productions.


For information on last year's virtual festival, visit the IFBG 2021 page.


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