Annual Harvest Festival Shares the Day
Olympia (Wash.) Bre Pettis is one of The Evergreen State College’s best-known alumni. Renowned in the maker world, he founded and led 3D printing innovator MakerBot and is back in innovation mode again.
Pettis is set to deliver the keynote address at the college’s Return to Evergreen event on Saturday, October 24 at the Olympia campus, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW.
His topic is “Explore Innovation: Don’t Get Comfortable: Embrace Discomfort & the Spirit of Innovation.” Pettis’ talk, from 4-4:30 p.m., is part of a full day of activities running from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Return to Evergreen tickets are $40, or $15 for Evergreen students with ID. Admission includes all speakers and panels, morning pastries and coffee tasting, lunch and a 21 and over happy hour networking event. Information and registration at www.evergreen.edu/return.
The daylong Return to Evergreen event follows the theme of exploration. Morning and afternoon sessions with notable alumni, faculty and guests—many of whom are leaders in government, business and the nonprofit sector—will explore topics related to art, filmmaking, philanthropy, eco-tourism, marketing and communication, activism and advocacy, and scientific research.
Attendees will also have a chance to meet Evergreen’s new president, George Bridges, at a lunch to honor scholarship recipients and donors.
In addition to Return to Evergreen, the college’s Organic Farm will host its 35th annual Harvest Festival from 12-5 p.m. with food demonstrations, bands, local vendors, activities for kids and organic gardening tips. The Harvest Festival is free and open to the public.