Free Innovation Fair set for April 14 in Livermore
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.
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.