Events

We are kicking off the festival on Oct. 15 in a big way with an opening session at Entercom featuring local visionary Michael Rubin. Rubin is an internet entrepreneur (Kynetic, Fanatics, Rue La La, ShopRunner), criminal justice reform advocate, and...
Getting into college can sometimes be the easy part. Figuring out how to pay for higher ed, however, can be a deal-breaker for some students, particularly those who are first-generation college students and lacking financial and social resources. Learn how...
October 16, 2019
Join us for a conversation between radio personality W. Cody Anderson and the Blockson Collection’s Curator Emeritus Charles L. Blockson about his life, his career, and the people that he encountered on his journey to collect and preserve Black history...
At a time when information is going electronic and people are questioning the need for brick and mortar libraries, Temple University has opened a library of the future, the Charles Library. The vision was a 21st century library that is...
October 16, 2019
Have you ever wondered how we arrive at those “Aha!” moments that spark creativity? Or how the human brain generates groundbreaking ideas that can change the world? What is a creative mindset? Such questions are at the heart of research...
At William Penn Charter School, 6th grade students conduct an immersive semester-long study on Philadelphia food insecurity. The project-based service-learning curriculum utilizes math, health, science, and social studies to analyze hunger statistics, research essential nutrients, explore food deserts, and investigate...
Over the past nine months, eight medicine and industrial design students from Thomas Jefferson University worked together, conducting in-depth user research and problem identification within Jefferson Health and translating those insights into marketable innovations. Come watch as two startup teams...
How do we prepare students for the future in a tech-focused world? Philadelphia’s AIM Academy focuses on creating future-ready children through a program that involves extensive engineering, robotics, an international portal, Virtual Reality in the classroom, and tools that bring...
This event requires pre-registration to reserve your spot. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to check in. If you have not arrived 10 minutes prior to the start of the event, you may lose your place and will put on the...
This event requires pre-registration to reserve your spot. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to check in. If you have not arrived 10 minutes prior to the start of the event, you may lose your place and will put on the...