Beyond the fun of the visual art installations and musical performances, Light City Baltimore organizers plan to generate serious conversations about innovation at the festival's Light City U conferences — and they are bringing former Ravens player Ray Lewis into the mix.
The retired linebacker and vice president of renewable energy organization Power 52 Inc. will speak at the four-part conference series that begins March 28. The Light City U lineup also includes Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution LLC; Vivienne Ming, the founder of education technology company Socos; and Baltimore Corps President Fagan Harris, among others.
The speakers, focused on the conferences' theme of "powering social change," will discuss possible solutions to society’s biggest challenges and ways to prepare for the future. The series will be divided into four conferences focusing on innovation in sustainability, health, social and creative fields. (Lewis will speak at the sustainability conference.)
As a Leap Day special, Light City U is offering $99 tickets for a single conference on its website with the use of the code LEAP99. The nondiscount price is $200 per conference; the promotion ends at 11:59 tonight. You can purchase tickets and find more conference information here.
Light City Baltimore's art installations and musical performances will be free and open to the public March 28 through April 3. The festival, which is being billed as the country's first large-scale light festival, will boast a 1.5-mile BGE Light Art Walk along the Inner Harbor and will feature an array of illuminated art, street theater and musical performances. You can read more about it here.