25 Years of Innovative Lives: with Lonnie Johnson, Tiffany Kelley, Mike Augspurger, and Tim Pula (Jan 13)

On Wednesday January 13, join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation for a very special online 25th Year Anniversary Innovative Lives panel discussion with inventor alumni from past Innovative Lives programs.


Have you ever had an idea for an invention that you believed could be successful if only you had more space, more time, more creativity, or more money? Environmental factors, individual abilities, resource limitations, and so much more contribute to each person’s inventive process, but constraints often help rather than hinder creativity by fostering a culture of problem solving. With moderator Monica M. Smith, inventors Lonnie Johnson, Tiffany Kelley, Mike Augspurger, and Tim Pula will explore how inventing within constraints can often be the best pathway to solutions.


Title: 25 Years of Innovative Lives

Who: Inventors Lonnie Johnson, Tiffany Kelley, Mike Augspurger, Tim Pula; moderator: Monica M. Smith

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

Registration Link: https://25yearsofinnovativelives.eventbrite.com


About Innovative Lives: Now in its 25th year, the Lemelson Center’s Innovative Lives program series gives participants the opportunity to engage in a public conversation with diverse inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their pioneering work and careers.


Accessibility: The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. CART captioning will be available for this program. Additional accommodations are available upon request; please email nmahprograms@si.edu.