I[d]EA Day 2019 Schedule - Institute for Educational Advancement

 

I[d]EA Day is like a Genius Day for your whole family. Join us for a day of family fun at IEA with innovators and makers from the Los Angeles Area.

 

OCTOBER 6, 2019 • 1-5 PM
Locations: 
 IEA Learning Center, 540 S. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA

 

See below for more details on the event schedule, our distinguished speakers, captivating workshop leaders, exhibitors and vendors for this one-of-a-kind offering!

 

I[d]EA Day 2019 Schedule

1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
Learning Center
Learning Center
Registration
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Check-in for I[d]EA Day or Purchase tickets at the door. All ticket holders will receive a program, I[d]EA Day cup, opportunity drawing tickets, as well as food and beverage tickets.

Childcare & Kid Zone
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Childcare will be held in the back lot of the Learning Center; please drop off your child after completing registration. There will also be a KIDZONE where families can participate in games, arts and crafts. Craft Faire Vendors will offer a variety of bespoke items with a portion of proceeds benefiting Institute for Educational Advancement. Enjoy tacos from Hijo de Su Madre and more!

LC Front Lawn
LC Front Lawn
LC Library
LC Library
Workshop: Minerals + DIY Box (Grade levels 1-8)

Elisa and Marsais, a mother and son duo, will share some insights, Apps, and information about their favorite minerals in this workshop about starting your own mineral collection. All participants will have the chance to make and label their own specimen box and affix a mineral of their choosing. Additional minerals and supplies will be available for sale at their vendor table with kid-friendly pricing.

Workshop: Cardboard Automata with Tinker Space

Cardboard automata use levers, cams, cam followers, linkages, and other mechanisms to make unique moving sculpture. This activity is easy to start and make something but has so much room to grow and explore as your knowledge of mechanisms expands. This workshop will allow for the creation of a simple automata using either a linkage or a cam and follower mechanism to create movement for whatever you choose to animate.

Workshop: EyeMuse Books

Explore the workings (or, “ins and outs”) of content creation, acquisition and book publication with a local writer and publisher using the materials of three books that have gone through the process. Afterwards, students will make their own micro-book creations to take home.

LC WetLab
LC WetLab
Speaker: Oomvelt, Andrew McGregor

If you think communication is hard, try talking with a mouse! Join Oomvelt founder Andrew McGregor as he shares about how technology can help us communicate across species. Utilizing a hand puppet, Oomvelt founder, Andrew McGregor will also lead a hands-on workshop during which people will learn how to use readily available technology to enable interspecies communication.

Workshop: Oomvelt, Andrew McGregor

If you think communication is hard, try talking with a mouse! Join Oomvelt founder Andrew McGregor as he shares about how technology can help us communicate across species. Utilizing a hand puppet, Oomvelt founder, Andrew McGregor will also lead a hands-on workshop during which people will learn how to use readily available technology to enable interspecies communication.

Workshop: Nonscriptum

Joan Horvath and Rich “Whosawhatsis” Cameron are the co-founders of Nonscriptum LLC, a Pasadena-based firm that focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. Join the Nonscriptum team as they demo 3D printing—a teaching tool of the future!

Keynote Speaker: Walt Disney Imagineering
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Be inspired by a Walt Disney Imagineer as they share their work for The Walt Disney Company. Learn about the behind the scenes process that goes into the creation, design and construction of Disney theme parks and attractions worldwide

LC Downstairs Classroom
LC Downstairs Classroom
Workshop: iPoetTree, Origami with Cassidy Kao

In this workshop, we’ll be learning about modular origami, where we use multiple, identical pieces to create different structures. There are three different structures to choose from, all ranging in various levels of difficulty. Students will learn the math concepts of patterns, symmetry, and shapes, all through the art of paper folding.

Workshop: Math Academy

Hear from Jason and Sandy Roberts, co-founders of the nationally celebrated Math Academy. A program built in response to student curiosity, hear from its founders on how they cultivate passion, skills and insight in their students.

LC Upstairs Flex Space
LC Upstairs Flex Space

Our Speakers

Andrew McGregor, Oomvelt

If you think communication is hard, try talking with a mouse! Join Oomvelt founder Andrew McGregor as he shares about how technology can help us communicate across species. 

Walt Disney Imagineering

Be inspired by Walt Disney Imagineer Jeff Hudson, I[d]EA Day’s Keynote speaker. For over 20 years, Jeff has worked on projects for Disney around the world. Jeff will share his work for The Walt Disney Company and give a behind the scenes glimpse into the creation of some of your favorite Walt Disney attractions. Attendees will learn about the process that goes into the creation, design and construction of Disney theme parks and attractions worldwide.

Our Workshop Leaders

Nonscriptum, Rich Cameron and Joan Horvath

3D Printed Wings

We use 3D prints to explain complex concepts, and to allow students to do experiments that might not be feasible with traditional student construction materials. We will explain the science and history behind World War II era wings from our 2016 book, 3D Printed Science Projects. Creating a 3D printed model is not always as simple as it seems. We will demonstrate how to use the models to learn about lift with a simple “wind tunnel” that uses a fan and a postal scale to compare the characteristics of different wings.

Elisa Parhad, Owner of EyeMuse Books

Explore the workings (or, “ins and outs”) of content creation, acquisition and book publication with a local writer and publisher using the materials of three books that have gone through the process. Afterwards, students will make their own micro-book creations to take home.

iPoetTree, Cassidy Kao

In this workshop, we’ll be learning about modular origami, where we use multiple, identical pieces to create different structures. There are three different structures to choose from, all ranging in various levels of difficulty. Students will learn the math concepts of patterns, symmetry, and shapes, all through the art of paper folding.

Minerals with Elisa and Marsais Parhad

Elisa and Marsais, a mother and son duo, will share some insights, Apps, and information about their favorite minerals in this workshop about starting your own mineral collection. All participants will have the chance to make and label their own specimen box and affix a mineral of their choosing. Additional minerals and supplies will be available for sale at their vendor table with kid-friendly pricing.

Andrew McGregor, Oomvelt

Utilizing a hand puppet, Oomvelt founder, Andrew McGregor will lead a hands-on workshop during which people will learn how to use readily available technology to enable interspecies communication.

Cardboard Automata with Tinker Space

Cardboard automata use levers, cams, cam followers, linkages, and other mechanisms to make unique moving sculpture. This activity is easy to start and make something but has so much room to grow and explore as your knowledge of mechanisms expands. This workshop will allow for the creation of a simple automata using either a linkage or a cam and follower mechanism to create movement for whatever you choose to animate.

Jason and Sandy Roberts, Math Academy

Hear from Jason and Sandy Roberts, co-founders of the nationally celebrated Math Academy. A program built in response to student curiosity, hear from its founders on how they cultivate passion, skills and insight in their students.

Our Exhibitors

reDiscover Center

Using wood and crafting materials the reDiscover Center will lead a station for kids and adults to make a self portrait using found and upcycled materials.

PCC Stem Center

Meet the PCC STEM Center team and hear more about their goal to instill in the next generation of students and their families, a passion for the fields of STEM by increasing accessibility to educational, hands-on experiences.

sew lit

It’s Sew Lit

“It’s Sew Lit!” focuses on embedding technology/electronic components in clothes, accessories, and dancewear. The goal is to not only incorporate lights and components into these pieces, but to also do so while letting the wearer move or dance freely

Poly-Mer Project by Justin Lui

Designer and Artist Justin Lui will be displaying his “Poly-Mer” Project at I[d]EA Day. The Poly-Mer is a light sculpture art piece which repurposes contact lens trays into a shingled translucent surface, which is then used to diffuse the glowing light of a low-resolution matrix of LEDs.

Nonscriptum, Rich Cameron and Joan Horvath

Joan Horvath and Rich “Whosawhatsis” Cameron are the co-founders of Nonscriptum LLC, a Pasadena-based firm that focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. 

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Tinker Space

TinkerSpace is a makerspace for elementary through middle school-aged children. Our standing activities all involve making in some way whether by making your own stop-motion movie, rearranging our magnetic half-pipes to create your own ball run, or building in our large cardboard construction area. In our TinkerStudio we encourage making with low-tech supplies and try to incorporate art in our engineering while putting engineering in our art. Our philosophy embraces the engineering adage of “Fail Fast, Succeed Sooner,” and encouraging children to keep working until THEY are proud. TinkerSpace is located in Montclair, California. Our website is https://exploretinkerspace.com.

Our Vendors

Amy Chabroux, Author of Accidental Scientific Discoveries That Changed the World

Do you ever make mistakes? Meet the scientists who exploded, burnt, broke, ate and splashed all kind of things BY MISTAKE. These mistakes led to many of the most important discoveries of our time. Readers will love the awesome mistakes, shocking discoveries, crazy facts, words to know and funny illustrations.

Anatomology

Original products made by owner Amy Sweetman that center around anatomy, psychology and science.

EyeMuse Books

EyeMuse Books is a publisher dedicated to high-quality, visually focused books. Since 2008, EyeMuse has made it their business to document and share the local traditions of the world.

Fungisaurs, Inc.

Fungisaurs, Inc. is an independent entertainment startup based in Los Angeles. We create toys, augmented reality (AR) games, and animation based on our original mushroom-dinosaur characters, Fungisaurs.

Usborne Books and More

Yi Lam will have a collection of Usborne books for sale. Many of them are interactive and encourage a different level of learning from traditional books. Books in many topics will be available: science, engineering, writing and survival skills.

TICKETS

I[d]EA Day tickets grant you all-day access to event workshops, speakers, food and drink (beer and wine for adults). Little makers get to keep what they’ve made, and all attendees walk away with IEA swag!

 

All proceeds of ticket sales benefit the students of Institute for Educational Advancement.

TICKET DETAILS:

  • Adult/Child Tickets (ages 6-17): $20
  • Childcare (ages 3-6): $15