Free In­no­va­tion Fair set for April 14 in Liver­more

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LIVER­MORE — The Se­cond An­nual Liver­more In­no­va­tion Fair will be held Satur­day April 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bankhead Theatre, 2400 First St., in down­town Liver­more.

A free, fam­ily- friendly event, this year’s fo­cus will be on “Arts in Tech­nol­ogy,” spark­ing the imag­i­na­tion by show­ing the many ways art and tech­nol­ogy in­ter­sect in the world around us.

In­spired by the hand­son maker move­ment, the In­no­va­tion Fair is de­signed en­er­gize stu­dents in grades K-12 and help make a con­nec­tion be­tween the five STEAM dis­ci­plines ( Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Arts, and Math.) Sci­en­tific dis­plays, vis­ual art, and tech­nol­ogy ex­per­i­ments will be pre­sented in a lively en­vi­ron­ment that is equal parts sci­ence fair, high- tech ex­hi­bi­tion, art show and com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion. Last year more than a thou­sand stu­dents from Liver­more and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties, as well as fam­ily mem­bers and friends at­tended this unique op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover and ex­plore new in­no­va­tions.

New in 2018 will be an ex­panded speak­ers se­ries in­side the Bankhead Theater fea­tur­ing lo­cal sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy lead­ers. The list of speak­ers and top­ics will be an­nounced in early March. The Liver- more In­no­va­tion Fair is free, in­clud­ing speaker ses­sions, but on­line regis­tra­tion is rec­om­mended to en­sure en­try. All reg­is­tered at­ten­dees will be en­tered to win spe­cial prizes in draw­ings held through­out the day. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.lv­pac.org/ ed­u­ca­tion Pre­sented by the Liver­more Val­ley Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, the In­no­va­tion Fair is made pos­si­ble through the gen­eros­ity of its ma­jor spon­sors, Lawrence Liver­more Na­tional Se­cu­rity LLC, Top­con Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tems, San­dia Na­tional Lab­o­ra­to­ries, and Cisco Sys­tems.

Pho­tos con­trib­uted

Last year, more than a thou­sand at­ten­dees of all ages were wel­comed to the first Liver­more In­no­va­tion Fair to take part in hands-on ex­per­i­ments, visit sci­ence and art ex­hibits, and learn about new in­no­va­tions. Pre­sented by the Liver­more Val­ley Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, the theme of this year’s event is “Arts in Tech­nol­ogy,” an ex­plo­ration of the many ways art and tech­nol­ogy in­ter­sect in the world around us.

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