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July 9 - 11, 2018
Early Childhood Innovation Summit
Louisville, Kentucky

Gallery Walk: Welcome to the Innovator Studio

Join us in the Innovator Studio to learn about the ideas and outcomes from past HeadStarter Network/partner events such as previous Innovation Summits, our 2016 Hackathon, 2017 Incubator, 2018 Head Start Catalyst, and the Sorenson Impact Innovation Lab. Each event challenged participants to foster intentional innovations that result in new products and process improvements, catalyze and disseminate new ideas, processes, and technologies to increase quality in early childhood development and education.

What? 2018 Early Childhood Innovation Summit: Gallery Walk!
When? Monday, July 9: 6 pm - 8 pm
Where? Omni Louisville, KY

Muhammad Ali Center: What is Your Red Bike Moment?

Did you know that Muhammad Ali started his boxing career at age 12 when his red Schwinn bike got stolen? He went to the police and said he “wanted to beat up the kid who did it”! Instead, the police officer took him to his boxing studio - little did he know that a great hero was born out of this wonderful teachable moment.

His “red bike moment” was the start of his new found passion and he went on to serve America’s most vulnerable during trying times in the 1960’s and beyond. Join us for a special, reception and private tour of the Muhammad Ali Center to learn more about his life and legacy. While visiting, participants will also get to explore two extraordinary, temporary exhibits “Shining a Light: Experiences of Refugee Women” and “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far.” A night you will not want to miss!

What? 2018 Early Childhood Innovation Summit: Muhammad Ali Center
When? Tuesday, July 10: 6 pm - 8 pm
Where? Muhammad Ali Center

Shark Tank

Are you an innovator? Are you full of ideas that would make a huge difference in your program if you only had the funding to get them going? Dive into our Shark Tank this summer for the 3rd annual Early Childhood Innovation Summit in Louisville, KY July 9 - 11.

Experience the excitement of pitching ideas to our panel of judges or watch from the audience as venture capitalists and foundation funders consider emerging opportunities! If you would like to pitch your idea and participate in the Shark Tank, submit your proposal here.

What? 2018 Early Childhood Innovation Summit: Shark Tank!
When? Wednesday, July 11 at 9 am
Where? Omni Louisville, KY