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Theme: Inspire Curiousity

This event occurred on
September 17, 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

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1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
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Alan Metcalfe

With a passion for materials and craft honed by working for years as a designer/builder, Alan Metcalfe’s focus is on the creation of social spaces and informal education through play. Alan Metcalfe’s Philadelphia-based architecture and design firm, Metcalfe Architecture & Design, has won many awards including the 2010 AIA Philadelphia Gold Medal and 2010 American Association of Museums Excellence in Exhibition. Inga Saffron, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic wrote about their tree canopy walk, “(Metcalfe Architecture & Design) applies time-honored architectural tricks to enhance nature’s drama…the result is a space that exerts an irresistible allure…” Alan Metcalfe, AIA, LEED AP, holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Tufts University.

Jacques-Jean Tiziou

Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou is a photographer specializing in portraiture and movement documentation; he has never encountered an un-photogenic person in his life. He has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Creative Connectors” by Leadership Philadelphia, and is the recipient of the Spiral-Q Artist Activist Award. His images are used both in corporate and editorial contexts as well as arts and activism; he also photographs weddings and hosts house concerts. His 85,000sqft How Philly Moves mural at PHL International Airport was recognized as one of the nation’s best public art projects by Americans for the Arts in their 2012 Public Art Network Year in Review. Based at The Cedar Works in West Philadelphia, JJ uses his work to celebrate the beautiful people around him who are working to make the world a better place. You can find more of his work online at, and there's a message that he'd like to share with you at

Jerry (Yoram) Wind

Jerry (Yoram) Wind is an author and professor whose research focuses on marketing-driven business strategy, the future of advertising and marketing, creativity and innovation, and challenging one’s mental models.

Saundra Gilliard

A gifted storyteller and seasoned change management consultant, Saundra Gilliard is the current president of Keepers Of The Culture, a Philadelphia-based storytelling organization.

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