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...
October 15, 2019
PACT will be participating in the Opening Ceremony of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, where we’ll present, in partnership with the Reform Alliance, a fireside chat with Michael Rubin, internet entrepreneur, 76ers partner, and criminal justice reform advocate. This conversation will...
The National Employment Law Project estimates that 70 million people have a criminal record, making it almost impossible for nearly one in three adults to get a job – let alone an interview – if they check the box 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...
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...
The gap in voter turnout among people with disabilities, compared to other voters, highlights significant barriers to voting. The Philadelphia Autism Project and City Commissioner Al Schmidt, who oversees the voting process in Philadelphia, are working together on specific resources...
Today, slaves are working on cocoa farms in West Africa, and many of them are children. With a vision of 100% slave-free chocolate, Tony’s Chocolonely is the Netherlands #1 chocolate brand leading by example to show other companies that chocolate...
Urban Ag & Tech – learn to use basic materials and simple programmable sensors to grow food and specialty crops anywhere, anytime. Fun, interactive and thought provoking discussion about who controls agriculture, and how urban agriculture can rise as an...
October 15, 2019
Chris Gould, Exelon’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer shares insights on the issue of climate change as gained from a personal expedition to Antarctica. Connecting the evolutions of innovation to the climate change...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming the all powerful “Wizard of OZ”. Experts estimate that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by the year 2030, more than the combined GDP of China and India today....