Beakerhead amongst top Instagrammed

Cool beans – Beakerhead was voted #2 out of 18 most Instagrammed places in Calgary by Notable.ca, sharing the limelight with our pals at Nuit Blanche Calgary. We’re honoured to follow the iconic Peace Bridge.

2. September Festivals: Beakerhead and Nuit Blanche Calgary
On back-to-back weekends in September, we risked sensory overload as the inner-city transformed into an arts and science playground with these two festivals. From Ferris wheel restaurants and flaming robots, to a subtle spotlight that lured #nenshi in for a soliloquy, the photo ops were endless.

Check out the full listing at Notable.ca

MEDIA IMAGES: Beakerhead 2014 Program Launch

In the hours leading up to the Beakerhead 2014 Program Announcement, several of Calgary’s best photographers previewed the 15 foot mask who was the emcee for the June 10 Media Event.

Here the Beakerhead Photography Team share photos from the night shoot and ‘live’ media event for media use.

Photos are free to be used by any media outlet – the only requirement is to please caption the respective photographer. These photos may not be used by third-parties for marketing and advertising purposes.

Higher resolution photos can be accessed by clicking on the image. If you require Dropbox deliveries, please contact michelle@beakerhead.com or chloe@beakerhead.com.
Give a man a fish. Photo credit Neil Zeller Photography
Give a man a fish. Little Beakerhead girl with Minister Starke. Photo credit Neil Zeller Photography
The wizard behind the mask. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
The wizard behind the mask. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Patronus makes friends. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Patronus makes friends. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Beakerhead Media Event. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Beakerhead Media Event. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Generous support from Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Suncor Energy. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Generous support from Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Suncor Energy. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
There's not an "I" in Beakerhead, but many of them - takes a community to make Calgary awesome! Photo credit: Nick Taylor
There’s not an “I” in Beakerhead, but many of them – takes a community to make Calgary awesome! Photo credit: Pixels and Photons

Beakerhead team scrum. By Neil Zeller Photography
Beakerhead team scrum. By Neil Zeller Photography

 

Get ready for whimsical, delightful and educational entertainment this September at Beakerhead. Photo credit: Nick Taylor
Get ready for whimsical, delightful and educational entertainment this September at Beakerhead. Photo credit: Pixels and Photons

 

 

 

It's not wizardry but a village of collaborators that bring the excitement of Beakerhead to the streets and venues of Calgary. Photo credit: Bing Fountain
It’s not wizardry, but a village of collaborators who bring the excitement of Beakerhead to the streets and venues of Calgary. Photo credit: Bing Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Bing Fountain
Creativity lies within everyone. The Beakerhead Mask says ‘Let Go.’ Photo credit: Bing Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Not your usual media event, but then again this is Beakerhead! Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography

 

 

Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
Who is the robot and who is the human? It wouldn’t be Beakerhead without a robot or two, or perhaps a Robot Uprising! Photo credit: Kelly Hoofer

 

Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
The Beakerhead 2014 Program announcement wasn’t just hot air; there’s more than 50 events and 90 collaborators! Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
The Beakerhead steampunk experimentation (no mice were harmed in this experiment). Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
The Beakerhead steampunk experimentation (no mice were harmed in this experiment). Photo credit: Kelly Hofer

 

Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
A smash up of art, science and engineering, aka Beakerhead. Photo credit: Kelly Hofer

 

RELEASE: Suncor pledges three more years of support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / February 20, 2014

Suncor pledges three more years of support

Beakerhead begins the build to 2014

 

[Calgary, Canada] — The world’s largest new public art, science and engineering spectacle, Beakerhead, announced its 2014 dates this week alongside confirmation of another three years of funding from founding sponsor Suncor Energy.

The second annual Beakerhead will run September 10-14, 2014.

“Two year olds are tricky,” says Jay Ingram, Beakerhead co-founder and one of Canada’s best-known science broadcasters. “They’re unpredictable, they’re full of energy. Well, Beakerhead is now two. We have new, original and spectacular entertainment coming up for 2014. It won’t just intrigue: it will be kind of mind-boggling. But isn’t that what two-year-olds are like?”

In 2013, during the inaugural Beakerhead, sixty-two thousand people were entertained (and educated) through community spectacles.

This massively participatory, citywide spectacle invites local and international artists, engineers, scientists, builders, and makers to create, compete and exhibit interactive works each fall.

“We so often separate the creative from the mathematical or the scientific,” says Mary Anne Moser,

President and co-founder of Beakerhead. “Beakerhead believes that original, inspiring and educational ideas are often a combination of both.”

“Many of us experienced the fun and creativity of Beakerhead’s inaugural year and Suncor is proud to have been a founding corporate supporter of their vision.  We are excited to continue on this journey with them and are pleased to extend our relationship for another three years. Beakerhead is an innovative and creative movement that is redefining Calgary as a place for artists and engineers,” says Cathy Glover, Director, Community Investment at Suncor Energy.

The line-up for Beakerhead 2014 will be released in June.  Beakerhead also operates year-round programs that engage the public in what is known as STEAM education (science technology, engineering, art and math) and is a registered charitable organization.

In its inaugural year, it was funded by the corporate donors as well as the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and Travel Alberta. The list of 2014 sponsors is growing and will be announced at the program launch event.

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Contact:  Michelle Htun-Kay at 1-403-830-1668 or michelle@beakerhead.com

Download pdf version: Suncor Release

Media Partnerships: Request for Proposal

Beakerhead hit the streets and airwaves in 2013, with more than 40 events attracting more than 62,500 in-person encounters and more than 60 million national and international media impressions.

Building on the inaugural year success, this not-for-profit, charitable organization seeks media partners in print, radio, online and broadcast media as well as printing and production partners, who will help to tell this story in a highly engaging way across local, national and international markets.

In 2014, Beakerhead will take place from September 10 – 14.

Click here to download: Beakerhead RFP Media Sponsors_2014 

RFP Timeline

  • February 18: RFP issued
  • March 6: Deadline to submit proposals
  • March 17: Selected partners notified

Please direct any queries to Michelle Htun-Kay, Director of Marketing and Communications at michelle@beakerhead.com