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2014 Global Cardboard Challenge : Save the Date

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Join us this fall! Our 3rd Annual Global Cardboard Challenge invites kids to build amazing creations out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. This year's Challenge will kick off in September and culminate in a global day of play on Oct 11, 2014. Last year, with the incredible support of our sponsors at Mattress Firm, we had 85,559 participants in 46 countries including Chile, Rwanda, Thailand, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Help us make this year even bigger and better! Please mark your calendars, share with anyone who may like to host, and stay tuned for updates.

Learn more here.

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March Imagination Salon: Bring Your Heart to Work featuring John E. Kobara of California Community Foundation

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We're pleased to present John E. Kobara, EVP and COO of California Community Foundation (CCF), as this month's featured guest! If you're in LA, please join us for an evening of wine & cheese and creative conversation as John shares his insights from decades of mentoring and helping Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and young people find strength in what they value, enjoy and love! Q & A to follow. At the Hub LA. Doors open at 6pm, presentation begins at 630pm.

Free w/ RSVP: www.imagination-salon-march.eventbrite.com


Learn more:

From John E. Kobara's blog: 'Are you SWiVELicious----Can you SWiVEL? '
John's biography: http://bit.ly/1hwvqGN
California Community Foundation website: www.calfund.org

 

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Imagination Foundation Presents...Imagination Salons


Imagination Salons bring together Los Angeles community members and stakeholders for an evening of wine & cheese and creative conversation. Salons are free with RSVP and open to the public. To receive news and updates about future Imagination events, please join our Imagination Mailing List. Imagination salons are held at the Hub LA in downtown Los Angeles (unless otherwise specified). To recommend a speaker for this series, please email hello@imagination.is.

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UPCOMING

Salon #8: John E. Kobara (California Community Foundation)
Bring Your Heart To Work
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at the Hub
FREE w/ RSVP

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PAST SPEAKERS

Salon #7: Jessica Berlinski
What ‘IF...’ A Video Game Could Teach Kids Empathy?

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Salon #6: Leslie Aaronson
Future-Ready: Preparing Kids To Solve Problems That Don’t Yet Exist


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Salon #5: Lee Zlotoff (Creator Of ‘Macgyver’)
The Macgyver Method: How to Think Your Way Out of Any Problem

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Salon #4: Joel Arquillos (826la)
I Hate Writing & Other Things Kids Sometimes Say When You Tell Them They're Going To Write A Book

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Salon #3: Tara Tiger Brown (LA Makerspace)
Geeking Out: The Art Of Building A Community

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Salon #2: Noga Elhassid (From Israel)
Moving Kids Through Moving Toys


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Salon #1: Nirvan Mullick
Caine’s Arcade: From A Movie To A Movement

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January Imagination Salon: What 'IF...' A Video Game Could Teach Kids Empathy?

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We're pleased to announce our first Imagination Salon of 2014! If you're in LA or passing through on January 29th, please join us for an evening of creative conversation with Jessica Berlinski, chief learning officer of If You Can, the game company led by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins. Jessica will talk about her work in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), how the soon-to-launch ‘IF...’ adventure game teaches kids skills like compassion and perseverance, and how commercial innovation has the potential to power social change. Q & A to follow. 

Free w/ RSVP: www.imagination-salon-january.eventbrite.com


Learn more:

NPR: All Tech Considered - 'Video Game Creators Are Using Apps To Teach Empathy
Fortune -  'EA Founder Trip Hawkins's Latest Chapter: Education'
NY Times -  'Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

 

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Announcing the Winners of Our 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Contest


The results of the 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Contest are in! We received a ton of great submissions, making the task of choosing winners exciting but very difficult! We'd like to send out a special super-sized High Five to everyone who took the time to get behind a camera and share what was happening in their neck of the woods. Below are this year's video winners along with a playlist of all the 2013 Cardboard Challenge videos we could find -- so that you can relive the craziness and the magic. THANK YOU to Adobe and Makedo for generously donating prizes for this year's contest. And now for the winners...though you are all champions in our book!


The 'We-Are-The-Future-Of-Movies' Award
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The students of the Film Club of the Out-of-Door Academy | Sarasota, Florida
For really capturing the spirit of the Global Cardboard Challenge, and showing us the power of creativity and collaboration.


The 'Just-A-Magical-Day-In-the-Neighborhood' Award (1st prize)
Melrose Elementary | Los Angeles, California


The 'How-To-Ruin-A-Good-App-And-Tell-A-Great-Story' Award (2nd prize)
Saigon South International School | Saigon, Vietnam


The 'Fun-Is-A-Universal-Language' Award (tied for 3rd prize)
La Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Anáhuac Mayab junto al Proyecto Baktún | Ko'ox Báaxal, Mexico


The 'Best-Choreography-and-Narration-and-We-Ruled-the-BBC' Award (tied for 3rd Prize)
St Saviour’s C of E Primary School LHoF | London, UK
(Jump to 1:30 for one of our favorite moments)


The 'Most-Likely-To-Win-An-Oscar' Award (Movie Trailer Contest Winner)
Jericho Elementary in Jericho, Vermont


The 'Titans-of-Stop-Motion' Award (Movie Trailer Contest Winner)
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan


Check out more awesome videos on our  2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Playlist. (Leave a nice comment to make somebody's day.) If we missed your video, please send us an email at hello@imagination.is and we'll add it to the collection :-)


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"The kids who are building and sharing their own cardboard creations can instantly see themselves as part of a real movement.” -MacArthur Foundation