A Discussion With Ayah Bdeir: Intersection of Technology, Design, and Art for Children
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

A Discussion With Ayah Bdeir: Intersection of Technology, Design, and Art for Children

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Join us for a special event with Ayah Bdreir, an entrepreneur, inventor, and interactive artist. She is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering kids everywhere to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir earned a Masters of Science degree from the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Sociology from the American University of Beirut. She has received numerous awards including Eyebeam in New York, TED fellowship, Popular Mechanics' 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream; and just recently was recognized at notable women in tech by Crain’s New York Business. We are honored to have her joining us to discuss the importance of integrating technology with art and design when introducing tech and coding to children.  

Wine and refreshments will be served

Free admission. RSVP required to reserve your spot

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Memorable Storytelling Panel Discussion
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Memorable Storytelling Panel Discussion

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Join us for a special event celebrating memorable storytelling for children with our exceptional guests Christopher Cerf and Mariana Prieto. Chris Cerf is a two time Grammy and three time Emmy Award winner, author, composer-lyricist, voice actor, puppeteer, and record and television producer. Called by Forbes, “The Cultural Icon Who Is Continuing Dr. Seuss's Legacy”, we are honored to have him join our panel to discuss his most recent children's book, A Skunk in My Bunk. Mariana Prieto is a former global fellow at IDEO and TED speaker focused on bringing the power of design thinking into wild-life conservation. We are honored to have her join our panel to discuss her recent book, The Rosette Graphic Novel. Through our interactive panel discussion, Chris and Mariana will collaborate with the audience to brainstorm ideas for our GIANT Wave Makers festival!    

Wine and refreshments will be served

Free event. RSVP required to reserve your spot.

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