Events

The cannabis and hemp industry has come a long way, baby, but faces unique challenges to growth. Working against stigma, changing legalities, and increasing government oversight, hear how and why advocates are innovating to cultivate seeds of change and grow...
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...
October 16, 2019
Home to one of the “Big Five” American orchestras, world-renowned music education institutions and major concerts and music festivals, Philadelphia boasts a dynamic arts and entertainment scene that helped cement its reputation as a world-class city. Hear from those who...
The #MeToo movement has rocked some of the most powerful men (and some women) in everything from entertainment and politics, to sports, education and the workplace. What has changed to make us safer? The movement has moved the culture beneath...
Innovation may add value, but does it make “cents?” Hear from civic, financial, and state leaders about the cost-benefit of innovation.
People age 65 and older constitute the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, and chances are increasing that more and more of us will get to blow out 100 candles on a birthday cake. Policymakers, healthcare providers, and leaders...
Everybody eats. Learn practical skills to change eating habits, improve physical and psychological wellness, and to B. Healthier and B. Happier. Throughout, enjoy tastings of delicious foods, made with fresh, natural ingredients, all by Classie Nutrition.
The U.S. was a start-up and its first codes were written right here in Philadelphia by leaders unafraid of disruption. Sure, Silicon Valley, New York and D.C. are all well-known seats of power in technology, finance and policy, but Philadelphia...
How should we answer the call to break new ground in a world of instant gratification and intolerance for failure? Putting your heart out there and having it crushed, repeatedly, presents fertile ground for “Entrepreneurial PTSD,” cynicism, depression, and imposterism...
Despite continuous efforts to narrow the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), major inequalities still persist in these fields. In higher education, only 35% of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields are female. Today, only 28% of...