ThinkFest Teams Up With Age Concern Charity

November 13, 2017

ThinkMedia and Age Concern announced that a portion of revenue from ThinkFest will benefit Age Concern’s seniors’ hardship fund.

For every $30 standard ticket booked at Age Concern’s new office located in the Fort Knox building at #1 Burnaby st, $5 will go directly into the fund.

ThinkMedia founder Ayo Johnson said, “This initiative actually addresses two challenges – the obvious challenge of supporting our seniors in this age of austerity, and the challenge faced by many people who wish to attend ThinkFest but are disadvantaged by the fact that they do not have internet access or credit cards.”

Age Concern will act as ThinkMedia’s official offline vendor for cash sales to the final ThinkFest events which take place at the Bermuda College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre on November 19 and 26.

Age Concern’s Executive Director Dr Claudette Fleming said, “This partnership is a timely one as it comes as we head into the holiday season and on the eve of our move into new premises in Hamilton.

“The funds raised from this venture will go directly to our hardship fund which helps seniors in need purchase essentials such as prescription drugs and groceries.”

Climate change will be the focus of Sunday’s ThinkFest event, when Mark Guishard delivers a presentation on “Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?”

On November 26, artist, activist and MSc student Dany Pen presents on The Mental Health of Khmer Rouge Survivors. Both presentations begin at 5 pm. and will be preceded with refreshments from African Kitchen.

The newest event on the Bermuda calendar, ThinkFest 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 ThinkFest presenters dive deeply into a single topic for an extended period, followed by a chat with a host and audience Q and A. For ThinkFest 2017, more than a dozen academics have been invited to 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 ThinkFest 2017.

Tickets for ThinkFest 2017 events can be purchased here or at the door. Early bird, youth and group discount tickets are available.

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