Black Inventors and Innovators: New Perspectives
A free week-long webinar series
Convened by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
November 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm ET daily
The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation invites you to attend our upcoming webinar series, Black Inventors and Innovators: New Perspectives. The program is free and open to the public and will convene daily November 16–20, 2020 from 1:00-2:30pm ET. This week-long program will draw renewed attention to historic and contemporary inventors of color and Black technology consumers, while discussing strategies for building a more equitable innovation ecosystem. Through presentations by an interdisciplinary group of thought leaders and engaged discussions with our online audience, this “state of the field” workshop will identify critical questions, seek out new case studies, and articulate theories, concepts and themes to inform the next generation of research, archival collecting, museum exhibitions, and invention education initiatives.
Session 1: UNDERREPRESENTATION and INVISIBILITY
Session 2: PIPELINES and PATHWAYS: INVENTION EDUCATION, TRAINING, and MENTORING
Session 3: BLACK INVENTORS and INNOVATORS at WORK
Session 4: COMMERCIALIZATION and INSTITUTIONS
Session 5: HOW HAVE BLACK INDIVIDUALS & COMMUNITIES EXPERIENCED TECHNOLOGY?
Please find session details on the conference webpages
Accessibility: The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Real-time captioning (CART) will be provided for our online program. For other questions about accessibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sponsor: The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center gratefully acknowledges The Lemelson Foundation for its generous support of the Black Inventors and Innovators: New Perspectives webinar series.