INNOV8, a project of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, is an eight-day festival of innovation and creativity hosted by the community of Lafayette, Louisiana at venues throughout the city. INNOV8 will take place Friday April 19, through Friday April 26, 2013.
INNOV8 events will focus on creative economy, entrepreneurship, education, healthcare, technology and innovative endeavors from business start-ups to established success stories, and from digital interactive technology to art and music. INNOV8 strives to bring together the best and brightest in a creative setting focused on learning and sharing ideas. It serves as a conduit for creativity and a showcase for talented thinkers that make the region a unique place to live and work. To promote cross-pollination among creative thinkers from diverse fields, INNOV8 attendees are encouraged to attend events within and outside of their specific area of interest.
INNOV8 provides an organizational "umbrella" for all events, conferences, think tanks, workshops, screenings, music and arts venues held during the eight-day festival. INNOV8 is an all-volunteer project of the Lafayette community rallying the efforts of businesses, civic groups, non-profits, economic-development groups, university, government and individuals.
Following a hugely successful inaugural year in 2012 with over 40 events and thousands in attendance, INNOV8 2013 will offer an even more exciting opportunity to explore innovation and creativity and to engage a uniquely diverse collection of participants. INNOV8 activities come to an end just as Festival International begins, allowing visitors an extended opportunity to experience the distinct South Louisiana culture and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Lafayette.
For more information, please visit innov8lafayette.com.