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Still time to register for MSU’s IdeaFestival

Morehead State University will host an IdeaFestival Youth Event, a one-day event celebrating innovation and imagination for middle and high school students from across the Commonwealth. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.   

The IdeaFestival Youth Event, or IdeaFest, features TED-style talks by innovative and creative Kentucky high school and college students. It also includes a Career Maker Faire where students can explore career paths and exhibits from colleges, universities, technical colleges, and area businesses and industry.   

Dr. Caroline Atkins, visiting assistant professor of criminology and assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, said planned activities would include a Rubik’s cube competition, robotics, facility design mock-ups and interactions with animals from MSU’s veterinary technology program.    

“The format for the day will provide youth from our service region with the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with our academic units and community partners to aid in their decision-making related to future goal setting,” she said.  

IdeaFest is sponsored by Morehead State University and Bluegrass Tomorrow. This opportunity is free to Kentucky students through our educational partners and registration is currently open.  

IdeaFest Schedule   

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. - Arrival and campus tours   
  • 10:30-11 a.m. - Lunch    
  • 11:15 a.m. - Welcome and introduction to the day  
  • 11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - TED-talks   
  • 12:20-2 p.m. - Career Maker Faire and Flash Talks   
  • 1:15-2 p.m. - Campus tours and departure 

For more information or to register, visit, email or call 606-783-2211.