Includes free youth event
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2016) — IdeaFestival will be held at the Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from April 21-22. Keynote addresses will be given by Jad Abumrad of NPR’s Radio Lab and author Rich DeMillo, one of the foremost exports on the revolution in higher education.
IdeaFestival Youth Day, a free event for middle and high school students in the region, will take place on April 21. The event will feature IF Career Maker Faire, which features hands on exhibits and demonstrations from colleges, universities, businesses and industries, and it will also focus on college and career choices and STEM disciplines.
Other featured speakers at IF Bluegrass on April 22 include: Dr. Roman Yampolskiy, director of the Cybersecurity Laboratory at the University of Louisville “Future with Artificial Superintelligence;” an Earth Day duo of speakers: Elizabeth Bagby of Alltech on the future of agriculture and agri-science “A Glimpse at Feeding the World”; and nationally renowned chef and local foods expert Ouita Michel owner of Holly Hill Inn, Smithtown Seafood and other central Kentucky restaurants; and finally, Kris Kimel, president and founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and Space Tango, and the original founder of IdeaFestival, with his presentation, “Next Gen: Space.”