RCBI's Annual Festival
by Robert C. Bryd Institute
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the West Virginia Makes Festival - a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire artists, inventors, hackers, makers and students of all ages - on Friday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Huntington on Marshall University's Memorial Student Center Plaza. Educators and teachers are encouraged to bring their students so they can engage with makers and entrepreneurs. Buses and vans will have a special parking area after they drop off their passengers at the 5th Avenue entrance to the Student Center.
The annual Design Challenge will provide makers the opportunity to demonstrate new ideas and skills, and will reward their original inspirations. Hobbyists, engineers, inventors, enthusiasts, artists and students of all ages who enter the Design Challenge are eligible for one of several prizes. Entrepreneurs are invited to join us 6 p.m. at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to pitch fresh business ideas or products to a panel of industry experts and experienced professionals who will offer evaluations and reviews.