Inaugural Launch Of Think Fest On Sunday

August 8, 2017

Think Media announced that Think Fest 2017 is to launch on Sunday with Growing in the Home by writer Yesha Townsend.

“This is the last chance to see Yesha – whose presentation will contain new and emerging works – before she heads off to Barbados for CARIFESTA,” the announcement said.

“The newest event on the Bermuda calendar, Think Fest is an opportunity for the island to celebrate and acknowledge Bermudian academics and independent thinkers, a platform for networking with potential employers, funders, other academics and researchers and a forum for discussing the latest research in a wide variety of fields.

“Each of the Think Fest presenters will dive deeply into a single topic for an extended period, followed by a chat with a host and audience participation.

“For Think Fest 2017, more than a dozen academics will present on topics such as the latest developments in cancer research, linguistics, media and race, ethnobotany and crime talk.

“Several of them have agreed to take time off from their work and research to come to Bermuda specifically to participate in Think Fest 2017.

“While the topics will vary widely, the presenters have a single commonality – they are all Bermudians and all outstanding in their fields.”

“Organisers have also taken the opportunity to use Think Fest as a platform for introducing startups or new business concepts.

“For the first session in the series, refreshments inspired by west African cuisine will be provided by African Kitchen – a new catering and pop up restaurant concept.

“These events will have limited seating. Some will have intimate discussions with audience participation. Others will be more formal lecture style presentations.

“But for all the events the barriers between audience and speakers will be dissolved with plenty of interaction and networking with refreshments.

“Tickets for Think Fest 2017 events can be purchased online at or at the door. Early bird and group discount tickets are available.”

“A primary purpose behind Think Fest is to foster a community of Bermudian academics and independent thinkers, while modelling a path for our younger citizens,” said Ayo Johnson of Think Media which is a presenting sponsor of this year’s Think Fest.

“We want to bring a focus to the incredible work our people are doing here and around the world, while providing a platform for networking with potential employers, funders and others doing deep research or original work.”

He added: “Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that Bermudians have been helping to solve some of the world’s problems for decades. In that sense, Think Fest is a celebration.”

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