Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

2015 TechniCulture - A Philly Tech Week Event

The goals of the inaugural TechniCulture event on April 17, 2015, were to deepen relationships between the cultural and tech communities; to encourage and inspire cultural organizations to think more innovatively and entrepreneurially; and to celebrate our region's bourgeoning tech resources.  
The event was part of Philly Tech Week, and kickd off by Youngmoo Kim (Director, Drexel University ExCite Center; Philadelphia Geek Awards 2012 "Scientist of the Year"; member of Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2013). Youngmoo discussed how artistic and technological innovations are inextricably linked and how STEAM education can fuel joint innovation.

Nine TED-like presentations were moderated by Natalie Nixon (Director, Strategic Design MBA, Philadelphia University), and featured partnerships in two categories: Artistic/Curatorial projects and Business Planning. 

The presentations were followed by Q&A and networking. Here are some resources from the event:

For more information about TechniCulture, to suggest an additional resource to add to this page, or to learn more about other Cultural Alliance programs, please contact Tracy Buchanan at or 215-399-3525.