Community Events

Connect '17 Festival and URB-E Derby

Friday, October 20, 2017

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Add to Calendar

Pasadena City Hall
Centennial Square
100 Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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The Connect Festival provides an opportunity for community members and innovators of all types—artists and designers, scientists and star-gazers, technophiles and business leaders—to come together for food, fun and interactive showcases featuring new technology and innovative projects.

This year’s Festival includes final races in Pasadena’s first-ever URB-E Derby, with friendly cross-town rivals participating in a relay-style race on foldable, electric scooters (designed by ArtCenter alum Grant Delgatty).

The Festival serves as the signature happening of Connect ’17, a 10-day series of independently organized talks, workshops and social events hosted in venues all across Greater Pasadena to showcase all sorts of innovation taking place in design, science and astronomy, technology and entrepreneurship.

Image: Connect '16s signature event welcomed hundreds of participants to the dedication of Big Bang Theory Way in Pasadena.

As part of our community relations efforts, ArtCenter is proud to serve as an institutional member of Innovate Pasadena, which spearheads Connect ’17 to connect and grow Pasadena's thriving innovation communities.