About Beakerhead

Beakerhead is an extraordinary movement that sparks curiosity, fuels imagination, and ignites collaboration between art, science and engineering. Our mission is to inspire a sense of wonder and exploration by showcasing the intersection of creativity and innovation.

Beakerhead Beginnings

Since its inception in 2013, Beakerhead has captivated audiences in the heart of Calgary and beyond, transforming the city into a vibrant playground of interactive experiences, awe-inspiring installations, and mind-bending performances. We bring together a diverse range of artists, engineers, scientists, and enthusiasts of all kinds, united by a shared passion for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Beakerhead Festival

At Beakerhead’s annual festival, you’ll encounter captivating art installations that fuse scientific principles, engineering marvels that defy conventional boundaries, and dazzling performances that merge technology and creativity. Walk the streets and discover larger-than-life sculptures, kinetic exhibits, and robotic creations. Prepare to be immersed in a sensory journey that will challenge your perspective and expand your understanding of the world around you.

Mirror Man
Lab Coat Dancing

Year-Round Beakerhead

Beakerhead isn’t just a one-trick robot! Our other year-round events are an invitation to participate, engage, and learn. Attend workshops and hands-on activities that empower you to become a scientist, artist, or engineer for a day. Or maybe all three at once! Join thought-provoking lectures and discussions that explore the cutting edge of innovation. Collaborate with like-minded folks, create connections, and be part of a community that believes in the power of diverse disciplines working together.

Whether you’re a curious individual seeking inspiration, a lifelong learner hungry for knowledge, or a passionate professional looking to connect with others in your field, Beakerhead has something extraordinary in store for you. 

Come and experience Beakerhead, and together, we can unlock the extraordinary, and celebrate the magic that happens when creativity and knowledge intersect.

Beakerhead Staff

Our pizazz is in our people! Check back soon for bios.

Beakerhead Impact Reports

2022 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

2019 Impact Report

2018 Impact Report

2017 Impact Report

2016 Impact Report

2015 Impact Report

2014 Impact Report



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An engineering challenge for youth, ages 14-21.

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