ThinkFest was filled with innovative voices discussing Philadelphia’s evolving landscape. Below are just a few video selections from speakers who were at the event: urban explorer and photographer Conrad Benner, Senior Comcast Vice President Karen Buchholz and Drexel President John Fry.
Missed Thinkfest? Not to worry, we have a social media roundup of the highlights. Here’s one of Comcast Senior Vice President Karen Buchholz telling us why the upcoming Comcast Innovation and Technolgy Center will be great for the city:
M. Night Shyamalan and Bhavna Shyamalan just concluded the ThinkFest day by discussing their philanthropic efforts through The MNS Foundation, which “supports remarkable leaders, through their organizations, working to remove the barriers created by poverty and inequality.”
City Paper’s Dan Denvir, right, interviewed State Sen. Daylin Leach about the new realities of pot in Pennsylvania. We asked him to make the best case for medical marijuana right after he came off the stage: Read more »
Ajay Raju, the co-chairman and CEO of Dilworth Paxson — as well as a community activist who serves on numerous boards — was just on the ThinkFest Main Stage, talking with Philly Mag editor Tom McGrath on how to make Philly a world-class city.
People who ask if money spent on Philly education is being wasted don’t ask the same question about richer suburban school districts, Philly School Superintendent William Hite said Friday during an appearance on the ThinkFest Main Stage.
“I’m quoting him: ‘You know, I’m going to share a dirty little secret: America is racist,'” Hite said.
“There’s no one else that’s reduced its workforce by the amount that we’ve reduced, there’s no one else that’s closed the schools that we’ve closed — not even on a percentage basis,” Hite added. “If we’re going to talk about waste in Philadelphia, let’s talk about waste everywhere else.”