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2016 TechniCulture Event

On Friday, April 29, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance presents the second annual TechniCulture, an official Philly Tech Week event. This year’s event includes a keynote by Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and spotlights the recipients of last year’s TechniCulture Residency Awards, who will present their project plans for a chance to receive funding from The Barra Foundation to bring their ideas to life. The event will be held at Drexel University’s Mitchell Auditorium (3128 Market Street) from 9am-noon and is sponsored by Comcast Business and Drexel’s ExCITe Center.

Keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He often describes his work as “operating a startup in a 150-year old organization, and leads a world-class team of 70 working on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, data, email apps and more.”

The TechniCulture Innovation Residency Awardees have been working with digital technologists since fall 2015 to evaluate their technology needs and determine a project-based solution. At the 2016 TechniCulture, a panel of judges selected by the Cultural Alliance will evaluate their proposals and choose a winner to receive $20,000 in grant funding from The Barra Foundation and $5,000 in pro-bono legal services from Morgan Lewis. The two runners-up will each receive $10,000 from Barra, and a “People’s Choice Award” winner selected by event attendees will receive an additional $1,000 prize sponsored by University City Science Center.

To learn more and to register for the 2016 TechniCulture event, click here.

If you have questions about the TechniCulture Initiative or about the April 29 event, please contact Tracy Buchanan at