The campus community is invited to attend an information session about the LightCityU Innovation Conference (March 28 – April 2, 2016) on Monday, October 12, at 2 pm at 331 The Commons. Light City team members will provide an overview of the concurrent Light City Baltimore festival as well as a request for proposals for LightCityU sessions.
UMBC will be the lead sponsor of LightCityU, a production of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA).
Premiering in 2016, Light City Baltimore will be the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. Light City will provide a backdrop for the celebration of ideas, ingenuity and creativity through art, music and innovation. Light City will shine a light on Baltimore’s abundance of creative, cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary talent, and festival welcomes participants from across the globe. Light City’s innovation programming will generate an ecosystem of ideas and learning during the day — while lights, performances and live music reimagine the Inner Harbor at night.
LightCityU, Powering Social Change, is the Innovation Conference that will take place during Light City Baltimore. This dynamic event aims to be a catalyst for change by bringing together business innovators, thought-leaders and change-makers to explore the latest innovations and creative practices that will help us build a more responsible and equitable society.
LightCityU will explore six tracks in the first year:
1. Health Innovation: Advancements in how we take care of ourselves and our health.
2. EdTech: New uses for technological tools in learning.
3. Sustainability: Technologies and innovations that minimize our impact on the environment.
4. Social Enterprise: Businesses and organizations driving social change through innovation.
5. Creative Industries: Professional pursuits in advertising, digital marketing, media, wearables, mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality, gaming, design and more.
6. Makers: Innovations in DIY, next-gen manufacturing and engineering-oriented pursuits like electronics, robotics, and 3-D printing.
Information about the LightCityU RFP is here, with a submission deadline of Monday, October 19. General information about the Light City Baltimore festival is here. For additional information, please contact Tom Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.