Idea Week, an annual event in South Bend that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurs and the incubation of new ideas, will return virtually April 28 to 30. The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Idea Week is hosted by the University of Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart region as well as community organizations and businesses. It will be held primarily online, although a few hybrid online/in-person events are planned.
The organization says the first major keynote speakers are Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social news website Reddit and the venture capital firm Seven Seven Six, and Morgan DeBaun, chief executive officer and founder of Blavity, a media company that focuses on Black culture. DeBaun will speak on April 28 and Ohanian on April 29.
Registration to attend is now open. Admission is free for K-12 and college students and $39 for members of the public.
Event organizers say more than 21,000 people attended at least one event during the most recent Idea Week held in 2019, and nearly 18,000 people attended in 2018.