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Theme: It's Electric!!

This event occurred on
May 12, 2015
12:00pm - 3:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Tucson, Arizona
United States

The theme is energy, electricity and the future of our planet.

Leo Rich Theatre at the TCC
260 S Church Avenue
Tucson, Arizona, 85701
United States
Event type:
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Circus Amperean

The troupe consists of Mike Urdiales, an interlocutor and high voltage performer; Vanessa Rohler, an expert at stagecraft and manipulating fire; Eric Ward, audio, video, and fire expert; and Carl Noggle, the old man behind the curtain.

Bruce Brimacombe

Mr. Brimacombe is a visionary with a penchant for identifying emerging market opportunities, setting innovative business trends, and successfully leading young companies to profit. He began his career in 1983 as a securities trader specializing in IPOs and small business capitalization. In 1999, he launched an Internet computer company, which exceeded $16 million in sales in its first year. In 2002, Mr. Brimacombe started Phoenix metro area's leading wireless ISP company. At that point, he foresaw the market leading up to electric vehicles (EVs).

Dr. Charles Stafford

Dr. Stafford is a Professor of Physics at the University of Arizona. He is also Co-Director of the UA Chemical Physics Program. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Stafford has focused his research on the theory of charge and heat flow in quantum systems. He has published over seventy peer-reviewed scientific articles, and he holds three U.S. Patents for inventions in nanotechnology. In 2000, he received the ABB Prize of the Swiss Physical Society “for his outstanding contributions to research on Cohesion and Conductance of Disordered Metallic Contacts.”

Organizing team


Tucson, AZ, United States
  • Colleen Crownenshield
  • Rob Bentancourt
    Marketing Director
  • Ryan Ortega
    Event Director
  • Leslie Lundquist
    Editorial Director
  • Alison Boelts
    Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Nguyen
    Intern/Human Resources Manager
  • Ryan Sonnenberg
  • Audrey de la Rosa
  • Evan Davis
    Marketing and Technical Support
  • Dieu My Nguyen
    Intern - Editorial
  • Christella Saldana
    Intern - Marketing