The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit will be Nirvan Mullick, an award winning filmmaker, speaker, and movement maker.
Nirvan’s short film Caine’s Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving over 10 million views, and raising a $240,000 college scholarship fund for a 9 year old boy. Building on this momentum, Nirvan created a follow up film (Caine’s Arcade 2) which launched the Imagination Foundation, a nonprofit Mullick founded to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids worldwide. Since 2012, the Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge has engaged over 400,000 kids in 60 countries in creative play and STEM, launched the first national campaign to bring early STEM education to Pre-K kids, and was named a Champion of the Ashoka/Lego Foundation ReImagine Learning Challenge.
Nirvan serves on the boards of Imagination Foundation and CicLAvia, and has received the Dan Eldon Creative Activist Award and the Innovation in Action award. He is currently developing a scripted series with HBO, and directing The Lawnchair Pilot, a feature length documentary about Larry Walters, the 1982 lawnchair balloonist.
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Watch the film that started a movement!