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The Bicentennial of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University came to a close on May 15, 2013. The final event was the dedication of an historic marker from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission. Presidents George W. Gephart, Jr. (The Academy) and John Fry (Drexel) did the honors. You can see it in person at 3rd and Market Streets in Old City (Philadelphia) where the Academy was conceived. It was a great year!!
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As the book closes on one year, another volume opens. The new year is filled with fresh opportunities and exciting adventures. I’m looking forward to seeing what mine might be.
This year I’d like to use my years of experience in event management in museums and other cultural attractions to advise designers, planners, and non-profits who want to maximize revenue from space rental income. It takes a lot of of planning up-front to make the space work for exhibits as well as after-hours income. It’s best to start in the early stages to make the final outcome a WIN:WIN for all.
October saw two major events for the Bicentennial of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The first was the two-day Bicentennial Symposium on biodiversity which was a huge success.
The second event was the new fundraiser we created especially for the Bicentennial—Cuisine from the Collections, which explores the Academy’s “library of life on earth” using food as a hook. The Academy houses more than 18 million items, including—but not limited to—many edible birds, insects, mollusks and invertebrates, numerous species of fish, and many unusual botanicals that provide inspiration.
The event is the last week of October so it’s a costume party for those so inclined. And, yes, people ate insects … and python and buffalo.
The Bicentennial of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has really hit its stride. We are 3 months into it and moving fast. The big celebration in March ran like clock-work with kudos for all involved.
June saw the 30th Anniversary celebration of WINS (Women In Natural Sciences). We had a little fun with the centerpieces, using specimen jars and boxes combined with the WINS logo.
Decor: Faust Design Arts
Next stop: Bicentennial Science Symposium in October.
The Academy of Natural Sciences began a 200 day countdown to the March 21, 2012 Bicentennial. Check out a new story everyday at www.ansp.org/200/stories.
I’m getting into the real meat of planning the Bicentennial for the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. It starts in 2012, so there is time to look at all kinds of opportunities. It’s a fabulous place with many hidden treasures. Right now, I’m reviewing sponsorship opportunities based on our preliminary schedule.
So much has changed since 1998 when I launched eventures.net. The technology of the internet and the focus of my business are two of the changes. This format for my website will give me a chance to update easily. I hope you enjoy the new site! I look forward to your comments.I have always loved events, not just parties. Events bring people together in new and exciting ways for all different reasons. There are many new concepts and trends to report. Check back from time to time for new posts.