The next IdeaFestival Bowling Green
will take place on
February 13, 2019
Registration will open in December.
Stay tuned for details about speakers, activities, and more.
If you would like to receive updates via email, click on the green Request Information
IdeaFestival Bowling Green is a one-day annual celebration of ideas sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. Hosted 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 hands-on, minds-on activities, all focused on innovation, curiosity, entrepreneurship, community engagement, and creativity across a variety of fields.
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @ideafestivalbg
and on YouTubeat IdeaFestival Bowling Green
Speakers | Minds-on, Hands-on Activities | Sponsors
Past Festivals | About | FAQ
Student Engagement Materials
Revisit our last big day:
IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2018: What's the Big Idea?
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union
Western Kentucky University
IFBG 2018 Mural video by Hallee Rudloff
Videos of the 2018 Speaker Sessions are available on our Speakerspage.
Videos of all past speakers are available on our
IdeaFestival Bowling Green YouTube page
IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2018 was sponsored by
The Vid Monster vision is to redefine the consumer's experience, one city at a time, through effective creative content and promotional solutions, and to capture and share the special moments that happen within our community. We are a video production and photography company that focuses on telling stories in new and innovative ways. From small business and corporate, to weddings and special moments, to music videos and documentaries, we can create it all.
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.
At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be a global leader in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry.
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
development consulting, connections to local, state & federal funding options, access
to rapid prototyping, mentoring, connections to critical resources, training, networking,
shared office space and more. For more information, call 270-901-3490 or visit our