Event to Showcase Local Innovation with a Worldwide Impact
Special Guest Will be Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Every day, researchers and creative professionals from FAMU, FSU and TCC strive to unlock new and exciting discoveries that enrich our imaginations, improve our lives and change our world.
Now, for the third time, Tallahassee’s institutions of higher education are teaming up to share their extraordinary work on March 1 at the one-of-a-kind research and innovation showcase, Discovery on Parade.
The more than 60 exhibits slated for display at Discovery on Parade will delight, inspire and educate attendees on topics ranging from advanced nanotechnologies and musical theatre to robots, advanced cancer treatments and oyster shucking.
Jointly hosted by FAMU, FSU and TCC, Discovery on Parade offers a unique preview of discoveries, inventions and innovations making their way from classrooms and laboratories out into the wider world.
The keynote speaker will be Valerie Browning, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office. The agency works with innovators inside and outside of government to transform revolutionary concepts, such as the internet and automated voice recognition, into practical capabilities.
Featuring a performance from the TCC African Drum and Dance Ensemble, this community event also features information on new and existing companies created through research endeavors, live technology demonstrations by researchers and their students and presentations about a selection of world-class facilities and research centers at FAMU, FSU and TCC.
The agency works with innovators inside and outside of government to transform revolutionary concepts, such as the internet and automated voice recognition, into practical capabilities.
The event is free and open to the public, requiring only a simple free online registration found at http://www.discoveryonparade.com/.
Discovery on Parade details:
WHEN: Thursday, March 1 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Main tent event (performance and keynote) begins at 6:45 p.m.
Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center 555 W. Pensacola St.
Sponsors for Discovery on Parade include Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., the City of
Tallahassee, Innovation Park of Tallahassee, Danfoss Turbocor, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.
Parking: Parking for the event is available for all attendees in the adjacent five-story garage. At or after 5 p.m., the garage is open to all visitors and you will not be required to have a student or faculty/staff permit. Please note that the fourth floor of the garage is adjacent to the first floor of the conference center.