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Media Release: Official kick-off for Beakerhead takes place in the world’s largest pop-up gallery

The five days of Beakerhead officially get rolling today with the world’s largest pop-up gallery, called a String (Theory) of Incredible Encounters, with a circumference of five kilometres.

The series of public art installations is an exploration in creativity at the crossroads of art, science and engineering, and can be seen by touring from Inglewood to East Village to Victoria Park, 17th Ave and Kensington. The home base or hub for Beakerhead this year is at Station B (the Beakerhead moniker for installations at Fort Calgary).

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Calgary Chamber Joins Beakerhead for a Better World

Scott Crockett, Director of Marketing & Communications of the Calgary Chamber expresses his excitement for the ground-breaking and innovative event: “Business has incredible power to change the world for good. In fact, business has been one of the greatest forces in human history for raising people out of poverty and solving our greatest challenges as humans. With the rise of social entrepreneurship, it’s clear that doing good in the world can be a great business strategy. I can’t wait to hear from these 5 innovators about how they are doing good and doing well at the same time!”

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Nanoleaf, How a Radically Bright Idea Came to Life: A Beakerhead for a Better World Spotlight

Nanoleaf’s journey began when three tree-hugging engineers, Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger and Christian Yan, met on the University of Toronto solar car team. Initially joining as a way to gain more experience within their field, they each quickly discovered their passion for green technology while on the team. Little did they know that tinkering with energy efficient cars would eventually become their catalyst and fuel for change.

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How Doing Good in the World is Great Business

On September 17, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Calgary’s Glenbow Museum Theatre (130 9 Ave SE) will see a remarkable panel discussion that will bring together an eclectic and inspirational collection of entrepreneurial organizations that are showing how directly taking on the world’s biggest challenges is good business

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Beakerhead Creative Society and Trico Charitable Foundation connect ingenuity & the social good

A cul-­de­‐sac in Calgary will become an outdoor gallery for a large-­scale structure made from mushrooms this September as part of the annual smash-up of art, science and engineering called Beakerhead. The blocks, made from mushroom spores and agricultural waste, are the brainchild of an entrepreneur who wanted to build packaging
materials out of compostable materials rather than foam or plastic.

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