Date & Time:
August 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Rookwood OTR – Flagship Store 1920 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Thursday, August 22
5:30 – 6 PM, Happy Hour
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Keynote
7:00 – 8:00 PM, Rookwood Factory Tour
Spark – a bi-monthly inspiration series that helps us ignite our passions.
Inspiration can come in the most unexpected forms and places. By bringing together the city’s community of artists, designers, and free-thinkers (that’s you!), that spark of insight on your latest project or pie-in-the-sky dream may finally find its legs.
Rookwood is excited to welcome CEO and Founder of the Idea Foundry Columbus and TEDxCincinnati alum, Dr. Alex Bandar. An acclaimed entrepreneur, Bandar will share his world-renowned makerspace approach to innovation and idea actualization. Combining art, technology, design, education, and inspiration, Bandar provides a road-map for disruption – made simple and fun for everyone!
Learn more about our speaker: Self-proclaimed ‘entrepreneur by accident,’ Bandar began his career in the field of engineering working with companies such as GE, Apple, and Toyota but decided he wanted to ‘get his hands dirty’ and founded a community-building workspace – The Idea Foundry. This passion project has since become one of the world’s largest and most active ‘makerspaces,’ with activations and partnerships across the globe identifying needs, resources, opportunities, and business models for similar spaces. Cincinnatians have their own tie to Bandar’s organizations which is an active partner with the Comade project – an organization dedicated to bringing the maker culture to the storied legacy of technology, creativity, manufacturing and product development rich within the region.