Initial information oN our regional launch in Shropshire.
We're delighted to announce this exciting and inspiring event and hope you'll join us.
Whether you're a parent, teacher, employer or other artist or carer.
We'll be updating this page soon but for now, be sure to sign up here so we can keep you posted
Click the image above to see the launch film and a clip here by Matt Hancock, Creative and Digital industries Minister at DCMS.
What better venue for the event than the birthplace of the first industrial revolution, the inspiring Enginuity centre in Coalbrookdale in the shadow of the Ironbridge itself.
Tuesday 4th July 2017
The event will be relevant for carers like parents, teachers, creatives, engineers and employers.
We'll have activities for local school children and a day of short talks for anyone interested in the importance of creativity to inspire and help our children thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.
It will aim to inspire school communities to go away and run STEAM Co. Days in Primary schools across the county and beyond.
KEYNOTE: Josh Valman - ‘TEENAGE ENTREPRENEUR’ AND CEO, RPD
We're delighted to announce our first keynote speaker and can't think of a better person to kick off an event talking about educating our children for a world that's changed so quickly than hearing from someone who left school only a year or so ago and who now runs a multi-million pound global innovation business.
After being inspired by Robowars, by the age of 19, just two years ago, Josh Valman had built a global manufacturing company, valued at more than £1m. Today, as well as being a contestant in Robowars his company outsources research and development to global centres of innovation excellence, boasts 96 corporate clients including Unilever, Vodafone and Heineken and he’s done two TEDx talks.
When he was 13, Josh sent his life savings of £500 to China to have his drawings turned into real components. “They were machined from scratch to my specifications,” he says. “I built my first robot and haven’t looked back since.”
See the short film he made for us recently.
Read the launch blog
To find out more about the back story to this event and how a government minister, a banker and a little boy in the corner of a classroom inspired this event read the launch blog post here.
SIGN UP TO BE PART OF THIS NEXT EVENT NOW
To find out more and register for ticket information for our Shropshire event, to help or sponsor the event, sign up here.
FILMS OF PREVIOUS EVENTS
See the films below of our regional launch event in Liverpool with Sir Ken Robinson and our event with Barclays in London and read about the Sunderland event here.