Conference Program

Sunday, June 19: Welcome and Looking Forward
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Arrival, check-in, dorm assignments and load-in, campus tours and Westtown Design Engineering student presentations.
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Keynote Address – “How to Be a Changemaker” Steve Compton Director, Westtown Science Institute
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Parenting Hack – What Do We REALLY Want for Our Children?
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Young innovators Meet and Greet
  • 4:45 – 5:00 Goodbyes!
  • 5:00- 5:45 Dorm meeting – rules, guidelines and schedule review
  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:00-8:30 Hack 1 – Envision the Future -Blog/Vlog Your Vision!
  • 8:30-9:30 Daily Review/Check-in and Looking Forward
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Lights out!
Monday, June 20: Building the Foundation
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00- 12:00 Team Building – Ropes Course Leadership Training
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00 Design Thinking Workshop, Digital & Mechanical Tools Workshop
  • 4:00 – 5:45 Outdoor activities/swimming
  • 6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Workshops 1
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Daily Review/Check-in and Looking Forward
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Lights out!
Tuesday, June 21: Building the Team/Launching Innovation
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00- 12:00 Workshops – Brainstorming, Round 1 Informal Pitching, Design Cohort

Building, Product Ideation

  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Outdoor activities/swimming
  • 2:45 – 5:45 Workshops – Idea refinement/research, Ideation Roundtables,

Round 2 pitching, Design Cohort Completion, Digital & Mechanical Tools

  • 6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Entrepreneurship Workshop 2 & Speaker Series 1
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Daily Review/Check-in and Looking Forward
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Lights out!
Wednesday, June 22: Philadelphia Day - Real World Innovators
  • 7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast
  • 8:15- 4:30 Philadelphia Day – Visit NextFab Design/Fabrication/Incubator Space,

Philadelphia Science Center, Tour University of Pennsylvania Research and Robotic Surgery Centers, Meet with professors and students at Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

  • 6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:30 Roundtable Review, Design Cohort work
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Daily Review/Check-in and Looking Forward
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Lights out!
Thursday, June 23: Deep Dive Innovation Day
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00- 12:00 Design Team Process Activities/Workshops
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00 Product Development Research and Pitch Deck Working Groups
  • 4:00 – 5:45 Outdoor activities/swimming
  • 6:00 – 6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Entrepreneurship Workshop 3 & Speaker Series 2
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Daily Review/Check-in and Looking Forward

9:30 – 10:00         Lights out!

Friday, June 24: The Product, the Pitch, the Future
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00- 12:00 Design Cohort work – finalizing product plans drawing, modeling, pitch                                          deck refinement.
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Outdoor activities/swimming
  • 2:30 – 5:45 Design Cohort Pitch Presentation Planning and Future Planning
  • 6:00 – 6:45 Working Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:45 Pitch Presentation wrap up, practice, Fair preparation
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Daily Review/Check-in and Looking Forward

10:00                      Lights out!

Saturday, June 25: Innovation Fair/Launch Competition
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30- 9:45 Innovation Fair Cohort set-up
  • 10:00-11:30 Design Cohort presentations, judging and voting
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Final Thoughts – final connections – future thinking
Monday, June 27: Launch Funding Announcement!
  • All participants and parents will discover the results from the Innovation Fair judging process!
  • Categories “Best Innovation”                         Chosen by NYIC participants

“Crowd Sourced”                 Chosen by Fair visitors (parents and judges)

“Launch It!”                          Chosen by judges/funded