The seventh annual
IdeaFestival Bowling Green
was February 11, 2020
Land and Legacy: Building Ideas That Will Last
Here are some of our contest winners!
3D Pen Printing Top 5 Designs
(presented in no particular order)
Wayne County Schools
Winner of Best Pitch at the
WKU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Pitch Yourself Station
Kaylie Poole of Meade County High School
Media Coverage of IFBG20
for the recording of the 2020 Speaker Sessions live stream
provided by Vid Monster Productions
Click here for a Flckr photo album of the day
multi-instrumentalist, and activist
The Explore Kentucky Initiative
and the Waterman Series
International Center of Kentucky
coastal resources scientist,
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana.
|Dr. Shelby Rader
assistant research scientist in geochemistry,
(graduate of The Gatton Academy and WKU).
Now in our seventh 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.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2020 Sponsors
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.
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.
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.
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky is a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Housed on the campus of Western Kentucky University, students take college classes, engage in faculty-led research, and have the ability to study abroad while living in a supportive community of like-minded peers.
In short, students in Kentucky can apply for our program during their sophomore year of high school, and if accepted, they will spend their junior and senior year on WKU’s main campus while remaining enrolled in their sending school. Furthermore, the tuition, meals and housing costs for our students are covered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, so any student in the state is eligible to apply if the program meets their interests and abilities.
Interested in learning more about The Gatton Academy’s application process? Visit us at https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/instructions/index.php.
For more on IFBG, watch below!
Video courtesy of Vid Monster Productions.
Read what participants said about IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2019:
- It was insanely inspirational.
- I had a wonderful experience at IdeaFestival. I loved getting to meet people who had the same ideas as me.
- It's about experiences and opportunities for the students!
- The awesome advice that the speakers gave inspired me to retry a lot of things that I wouldn't have previously.
- I will remember the passion the speakers hold for their topics, and the amount of devotion they held for working towards their goals and not giving up on them.
- I loved the hands-on activities, and I also liked how the students could travel at their leisure between the activities.
- The event was rich in young presenters.
- I can’t wait to go again!
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