Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm
What does play have to do with invention and creativity? Hear from inventors, educators, and entrepreneurs who prove that playful tinkering, creative problem solving, and lots of fun can lead to powerful change, profitable businesses, and impactful learning opportunities. Monica Smith, Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation for the Lemelson Center, moderates a panel with Vikas Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Wonder Workshop and also maker of the award-winning Dash and Dot robots, Molly James, a creativity research and educator at Kent Place School, James McLurkin, a Senior Hardware Engineer at Google, and Jeri Robinson, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Boston Children’s Museum. Each panelist speaks to their experiences in the world of invention and creativity and shares insights about what supports inventive thinking.
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Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Program Begins at 6:30 p.m. Light Reception to Follow.
This program is part of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s Innovative Lives series, which gives participants the opportunity to engage in a public conversation with diverse inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their pioneering work and careers.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
Cost: Free; registration is required. https://innovativelives2018.eventbrite.com
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Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds
Accessibility: Assisted listening devices
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