Lightning Does Strike Twice: Dates Announced for B. PHL Innovation Festival 2020

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Philadelphia – February 10, 2020 – In 2019, Philadelphia hosted the first-ever B. PHL Innovation Festival. The three-day festival was designed to build the city’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast – a true place of choice for those looking to inspire new ideas, make connections, and ignite novel ways of doing things. The B. PHL Innovation Festival for 2020 will take place September 30 – October 2 across Philadelphia.

2019 festival attendees had the opportunity to meet a who’s who in business, music, food, fashion, art, engineering, tech, and more. In its first year, the festival reached some important milestones, including:

  • More than 5,000 registrants
  • More than 460 speakers
  • 234 festival events at over 20 locations across the city

Last year’s festival featured innovators from Philadelphia and beyond, including:

  • Guy Bluford, first African American in space
  • Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe
  • Abbi Jacobson, Co-Creator of Broad City
  • Josh Kopelman, Founder of First Round Capital
  • Richard Montañez, PepsiCo Executive and Creator of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
  • Questlove, Musician, Director, and Author
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Actress, Producer, and CEO of Pattern Beauty
  • Michael Rubin, 76ers Partner, and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate
  • Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone
  • Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

After refueling on sleep and endless amounts of cheesesteaks, the B. PHL team is back at work planning for the 2020 festival. Relive all the excitement from last year and enjoy new workshops, talks, performances, and connections.

For more information about the festival and to keep updated on the latest news, such as added participants, tickets, and more, visit BPHLFest.com and follow B. PHL on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @BPHLFest.

 

About B. PHL

The three-day B. PHL festival is designed to build the city’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast – a true place of choice for those looking to inspire new ideas, make connections, and ignite novel ways of doing things. Locations around Philadelphia will hold interactive workshops, sessions, exhibits, and events highlighting innovation in fields like health care, technology, engineering, art, music, film, and more. B. PHL is partnering with and highlighting organizations throughout the region, local entrepreneurs and individual innovators including The City of Philadelphia, leading universities and colleges, large and small nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, and community outreach organizations. To keep updated on the latest news about the festival, such as added participants, locations, tickets, and more, visit BPHLFest.com.

 

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