A great big imagination festival . May 18 - 20 . The Exploration Factory . Gonzales High School
Shape an exponentially changing future
Explore and discover the extraordinary ideas shaping our future when The Exploration Factory at Gonzales High School brings together students, teachers, parents and leaders from business, science, engineering, art, music, technology, sports, government, culture at this years What if... Festival.
Pick a challenge
Your mission is to pick a challenge, any problem or issue in need of a solution. Here are a few examples: Climate, Pollution, Emissions, Traffic, Landfills, Homelessness, Crime, Hunger, Income Inequity, Education, Clean Water, Government, Corruption, Poverty, Security, Safety, Space Exploration. You decide what issue, challenge or problem.
Imagine the challenge solved
Mission Zero. This is a unique, scenario-based approach to problem solving whereby you imagine the problem solved (i.e. zero) then go about finding out what it will take to get to there.
Say something, make something
So it's time to get on with it, right. Stand up and say something about the challenge. Make something. Share your vision of the challenge solved with the world.
May 18 - 20
What if... Festival runs from Wednesday, May 18th through Friday, May 20th, and culminates on the 20th with a giant Bazzar of Ideas showcase.
The Exploration Factory™
There's nothing like it. The Exploration Factory is a place, a space, where you can explore and prototype possible futures. Located on the campus of Gonzales High School.
Bazzar of Ideas
Bazzar of Ideas will be located on the quad, in the center of GHS campus directly in front of The Exploration Factory. There will be musicians, dancers, actors, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, builders and makers, dreamers and go-getters, chefs, farmers, teachers, Moms, Dads, brothers and sisters, painters, writers, chess players, football players, tennis players, any players playing...and just about everyone with an idea will be part of the Bazzar of Ideas. Bring your ideas, have some fun.
Virtual and In-Person
In-Person at The Exploration Factory on GHS campus. Virtually online at www.giftcalifornnia.org (and on the GHS website).
Want a peek into the future?
This isn't crystal ball stuff. This is the real deal. Everything that exists was at first imagined. So if you want to see what the future might look like then come to the What if... Festival to experience it for yourself.