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The next IFBG will be February 17, 2021.

We will be ONLINE because of COVID-19.

The festival will be different, but it will still be fabulous

because we are all about ideas, creativity, and innovation!

Stay tuned this fall for more info.

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


Speakers | Minds-on, Hands-on Activities | Sponsors |  Past Festivals | About | FAQ 
2020 Speaker Packet


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.




**Click   here   to watch videos of the 2020 speaker sessions**


3D Pen Printing Top 5 Designs 

(presented in no particular order)

Andrea Huley Jack Rousseau Joyce Dominguez

Andrea Huley
Greenwood High School

Jack Rousseau
Anchorage Independent Schools

Joyce Dominguez

Wayne County Schools

    Lucy Moncayo Noah Ferguson

Luci Moncayo
Winburn Middle School

Noah Ferguson
Winburn Middle School


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

Bowling Green Daily News


Click   here   for a Flckr photo album of the day


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.



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

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @ideafestivalbg
and on YouTube at IdeaFestival Bowling Green


IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2020 Sponsors 

Vid Monster

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&T logo 
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.

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

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 Acadeny
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.


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