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Beakerhead Unveils Epic 10th Anniversary Plans

Jul 19, 2023

Calgary, AB – Beakerhead, Calgary’s festival celebrating the mash-up of art, science, and engineering, returns for its 10th anniversary this September. This year’s festival is full of immersive experiences and artistic performances that illuminate science, technology, and engineering. Plus, a little bit of pyrotechnics. The four-day free event takes place September 14-17, 2023 across three iconic Calgary locations: Contemporary Calgary, Millennium Park, and TELUS Spark Science Centre.

Beakerhead 2023 will include more than 50 activities, presentations, workshops and installations that showcase the alchemy that happens when innovators, creators, scientists, and artists collide. Attendees can experience virtual reality, art installations and even a roller rink at BRAIN in Contemporary Calgary. Beakerheads can then travel to BODY at Millennium Park where they can also enjoy a refreshing Beakerhead Beer, adaptive skateboarding, DJs, and more. Back at Beakerhead’s headquarters in TELUS Spark Science Centre, there will be robotics and Hack the House, where youth teams have turned a piece of furniture into a sustainably powered, rideable machine. 

Beakerhead’s feature attraction comes from UK outdoor arts company Walk the Plank. BODY is an immersive after-dark installation that brings you on a journey through the systems of the human body. BODY uses the latest technology to create a deeper understanding of the science of the human form through light, sound, special effects and fire. BODY has been shown at Northern Ireland’s Science Festival and Ireland’s National Science week.                        

“We are so excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beakerhead. As a highly anticipated beacon of creativity, discovery and curiosity for makers, dreamers, nerds and creatives in Calgary and beyond, Beakerhead is a must attend celebration.” – Roderick Tate, President and Chief Executive Officer, TELUS Spark Science Centre

”For our 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to unveil an extraordinary year of cross sector collaborations, promising an exhilarating experience for all to attend – Parker Chapple, Executive Director, Beakerhead

“BODY is a fully immersive multi-sensory experience that evokes curiosity and wonder. It is a true display of the mashup of art, science, and engineering and we can’t think of a better festival than Beakerhead for its North American debut.” – Charlie Morrison, Executive Director, Walk the Plank 

Thanks to the support of sponsors and volunteers, Beakerhead is an event by the community for the community. Beakerhead would like to thank the incredible support of  community partners who have joined them this year to celebrate 10 years of creativity and science. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit: https://beakerhead.com/supporters/.   

Stay tuned to the Beakerhead website and social media pages as more exciting programming is announced.


About Beakerhead 

Since its inception in 2013, Beakerhead’s mandate has been to advance education at the crossroads of art, science and engineering. As a branch of TELUS Spark Science Centre, Beakerhead offers year-round STEAM programming that culminates in a four-day citywide spectacle in September with events, experiences, installations and performances that showcase the smash-up of science, technology, engineering and art. Beakerhead is honoured to be a platform for projects led by members of the community from all cultures. For more information, visit Beakerhead.com

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