Nick Swisher | November 14, 2018
Emmy Award-winning speaker Bill Nye the Science Guy and Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly were announced as the first round of keynote speakers for Idea Week 2019, an annual event that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurs and the incubation of new ideas.
Event organizers also announced plans to incorporate technology experiences into the week, including rides in driverless vehicles for registrants.
Idea Week will take place April 8-13 (Monday-Saturday) and is hosted by the University of Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart region and various community organizations and businesses. It will be held at Notre Dame and other locations throughout South Bend and Elkhart and will be open to the public.
Nye will speak on the importance of science and innovation and Kelly will speak on the intersection of faith and technology. The dates and times of their keynotes will be announced at a later date. Details on the driverless vehicle experiences will also be announced in the coming months.
More than 18,000 people attended at least one part of Idea Week 2018, its inaugural year.
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Tim McGraw was previously announced as the week’s major concert act. He will perform April 13 (Saturday) at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Tickets to see McGraw range from $40 to $125 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 16) at www.ideaweektix.com.
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