IBEW Circuit Center Ballroom

April 7
4 – 6 p.m.


Want to experience firsthand the innovative learning that is taking place in many corners of Pittsburgh every day? Educators, artists, tech companies, and more will come together to celebrate local learning innovations at the Kids+Creativity Network Rally.

Tapping into Digital Media and Learning (DML) and DIY maker culture, the lively Network Rally, now an annual event, will showcase a wide range of interactive and innovative projects throughout the Pittsburgh region. Attendees will be able to connect and brainstorm with new and prospective members of the Network  and experiment with cutting-edge projects and processes firsthand.

For example, check out a Makey Makey kit with The Labs @ CLP, screenprint with The Andy Warhol Museum, and learn about circuits with Assemble. Several event showcases will be run by area youth.

In addition, rally-goers will learn the latest updates on how to access new funding, programming and resources provided by The Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh Technology Council, Allegheny Intermediate Unit and other network members. Remarks by Cathy Lewis Long of The Sprout Found,  Megan Cicconi of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Kim Harvey and Justin Driscoll of the Pittsburgh Technology Council will highlight opportunities for teachers and schools, tech firms, designers and entrepreneurs, as well as new summer learning programs.

A collective of people, projects and organizations working together to remake learning in the greater Pittsburgh region, the Kids+Creativity Network supports creative innovators who are using new ideas and technologies to improve the lives of area children and youth.

Representing 200-plus organizations spanning schools, museums, libraries, afterschool programs, community centers, higher education institutions, the private sector, and the philanthropic community, K+C also serves as a hub for the development of a national, 21st-century model of creative, collaborative and connected learning.

Food and refreshments will be provided by The Fluted Mushroom. The IBEW Circuit Center Ballroom is located at 5 Hot Metal Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Registration is recommended.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...