Over 10 days and more than 30 events The University of Notre Dame executed their first ‘Idea Week.’ Now that it’s over organizers are looking forward to next year.
Around 16 thousand people went to at least one event during Idea Week.
Things like the McCloskey New Venture Competition, or talks by Daymond Johns and Adam Savage, concerts from The Chainsmokers and Itzhak Perlman.
Nick Swisher is the director of communications at the Idea Center. He said they were glad to see the local residents at the events.
“We know that over 70 percent of the people that actually came to the events were those who did not work for Notre Dame and that’s really encouraging to us because one of our missions at the Idea Center is to reach out to the community and engage them in our processes and what we do.”
Swisher said planning for Idea Week 2019 is already underway. It will run April 8th to the 13th.