For decades, people have been directed into either technical or creative streams, yet it is precisely at their intersection where ingenuity lives.
Beakerhead is an annual program that brings together the arts, sciences, and engineering sectors to build, engage, compete, and exhibit interactive works of art, engineered creativity and entertainment.
Year-round programming and community-connecting culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle consisting over over 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.
130,000 people took part in 2016, with 2017 shaping up to be the biggest year yet!
Why? Because Creativity is Crucial.
When you throw open the doors to science and engineering through a welcoming world of art and entertainment, a lot can happen. The core educational purpose leads to outcomes that are important to individuals and society:
Beakerhead is a registered charity whose mandate is to advance education at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.
President and CEO, University of Calgary
President, Bluesky Equities Ltd
President and CEO, TELUS Spark
Managing Partner, Boston Consulting Group Calgary
Co-owner, Minhas Brewery and Distillery
CEO, Calgary Economic Development
Mary Anne Moser
President and CEO, Beakerhead
Owner, Timber Ridge Capital
Larry Shelley (Chair)
Managing Partner, Citrus Capital Partners