Category Archives: Events

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including:

5 Key Takeaways from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit Sydney

5 Key Takeaways from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit SydneyThe recent Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Sydney assembled Australia’s leading voices under one roof for a two-day master class on how to innovate. Delegates from a spectrum as diverse as healthcare, media and finance shared how they’re bringing innovation into the Australian enterprise at a time of unprecedented change when even formerly safe industries are under tension. Continue reading

59 Innovation Events for Q4 2015

Earlier this year, Jason Williams shared a list of 46 Innovation Conferences for 2015. That list has grown to over 150 and provided the inspiration for Explorious Ventures. Explorious Ventures, both a collector and connector, has curated the world's largest list of innovation-related events, conferences, festivals and happenings. See the list here! Continue reading

A priest makes an innovative gesture to visiting Pope

Via Time

Via Time

This next week marks an historic visit from Pope Francis to the United States. And while the news headlines will be about the places he visits and the people he talks to, one little known story ought to get some coverage too. Actually it did. Time Magazine featured the story of a priest who is paying tribute to the Pontiff by sharing his artistic skills with Lego blocks:

Father Bob Simon spent about ten months creating this brick version of St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square, the Associated Press reports. He began construction in his rectory at the St. Catherine of Siena church in Moscow, Pennsylvania, (about 100 miles north of Philly), basing the model off of a book cover image and watching YouTube videos to figure out how to make the basilica’s round shape.

While he is not sure how many pieces he used to make this replica, he told CBS Philadelphia that he may have used as much as half a million— including about 44,000 cobblestones in the square, “6,000 round bricks that make up the colonnade” and “12,000 2×2 tiles” under that.

The sculpture is part of an exhibit on the history of the Vatican opening at the Franklin Institute on Saturday.