Idea Week 2019 includes Bill Nye the Science Guy, Wired co-founder
During a press conference Tuesday morning, organizers of Idea Week 2019 announced the first round of keynote speakers includes Bill Nye the Science Guy and Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly.
Idea Week 2019 will be held from April 8 - 13, 2019 at Notre Dame and various locations in South Bend and Elkhart.
The event will include technology experiences into the week, including rides in driverless cars.
Nye will speak on the importance of science and innovation and Kelly will speak on the intersection of faith and technology.
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Tim McGraw will perform on April 13 at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center as part of Idea Week.
Idea Week includes more than 50 sessions geared towards entrepreneurs, students, developers, makers, inventors, designers, investors or those who simply love science, innovation and tech.
Over the next few months, organizers will reveal additional performers and keynote speakers.
"Bill Nye and Kevin Kelly each bring a unique and needed perspective to the topics of innovation, science and technology,” said Bryan Ritchie, Notre Dame vice president and associate provost for innovation. “Bill will entertain us and make us laugh all the while evangelizing on the acute importance of science and technology, and Kevin will discuss how technology and faith can and should intersect as well as explore the ethical implications of innovation. We look forward to hearing from both of them during Idea Week 2019.”