A Public Diplomacy Initiative
FEST is a Public Diplomacy initiative where Consulates, Embassies, Government Organizations, and members of the broader diplomatic community host a customized series of cross-stakeholder engagements and events in a city where they aim to highlight their country's innovations and cultivate international collaboration.
By tailoring the FEST Format, we co-curate bespoke programs bringing together arts and cultural organizations, science and technology institutions, universities and schools, industry and startup networks, social impact and grassroots groups –- to enrich international innovation ecosystems and make them more visible locally and around the world.
Our vision is to highlight and build on world-class innovation happening in each corner of the planet.
A two-week series of events-driven collaborations with stakeholders at every level
Galleries, museums, studios, creatives and collectives
Major city venues and local pop-up gallery spaces where the general public can explore behind the scenes of scientific discovery through the arts, local creatives can get inspired by new and intriguing subject matter, and internationally recognized artists can share the thinking behind their work.
Universities, colleges, schools, and academics
Special visits by key innovators to inform, inspire, and mentor.
Community organizations and groups
Special guest features at get-togethers, open mics, pub nights, and activities with local professionals and enthusiasts.
Cross-sector corporations, non-profits and research institutions
Feature presentations, dialogues and guided visits to inform industries, share ideas, network, and drive innovation.
Theatres, community hubs, industry leaders
Creative feature films immersing general audiences in the largest technological facilities in the world often experienced just once in a lifetime, followed by panels featuring leaders and innovators.