Innovative Lives: James and Ellington West, March 6 at the Smithsonian’s NMAH

March 6, 2019

On March 6, come to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to enjoy a FREE public program with James and Ellington West! James West is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, with more than 250 U.S. and foreign patents to his name.  He is best known for inventing the electret microphone, which is embedded in most of our mobile phones and electronic devices. Ellington West is an entrepreneur who leads Sonavi Labs, a company developing modern medical products that analyze body sounds to diagnose disease. The Lemelson Center’s Monica Smith will lead a discussion with the Wests, followed by questions from the audience.  Meet this dynamic father-daughter team, followed by a free reception!

The Innovative Lives series brings audiences of all ages and backgrounds face-to-face with inventors and innovation leaders. Invited speakers share the stories behind their breakthroughs, their process of developing ideas and technologies, and how they deal with failure and find pathways to success, all while framing a discussion around how to participate in innovation.


Innovative Lives: James and Ellington West

Presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Wednesday March 6, 2019
Doors 6:00pm, Program 6:30 pm, followed by a light reception
Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, 1st floor West
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets NW
Washington, DC

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Tickets are FREE! Register here.

Posted: March 05, 2019