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Kentucky to the World is proud to be a Community Partner for IdeaFestival® 2016, an annual celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, held this year from Sept 27 – 30 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. IdeaFestival is an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense […]
Louisville, KY–Kentucky to the World, Inc. will present the first live audience recording of the “Breaking the Mold” podcast. Created by Louisville native Evan Roth, the event will feature an interview with Junior Bridgeman along with special guest co-host Daniel Roth, Evan’s brother. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 3 with a reception […]
Restaurant magnate and former University of Louisville basketball player Junior Bridgeman will give his insights about the business world on the “Breaking the Mold” podcast, presented by Kentucky to the World on Aug. 3. Bridgeman, who also played for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks, is one of the largest franchise owners in the country, owning more […]
Louisville, Kentucky – In a knowledge-based economy where ideas that blend creativity and technical know-how are increasingly valuable, educational programs that encourage new interdisciplinary approaches are needed. Acquisition of knowledge has been recognized as a necessary lifelong endeavor for everyone. One of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s top three priorities for Louisville is to become a city of lifelong learning. The social entrepreneurs behind IDEAS xLab and Kentucky to the World are stepping up as champions of lifelong learning with a new program called KentuckyLab©.
Thanks to everybody for the generous support of KTW through the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Give Local Louisville campaign! Kentucky to the World will certainly participate in GLL in 2016, and we give kudos to the Community Foundation of Louisville for all their staff efforts to put this campaign together and manage it to its conclusion. It is […]
Michael Wines and Sharon LaFraniere: “Breaking World News from The Louisville Times to The New York Times” – October 21, 2015 Louisville native and former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Michael Wines and award-winning New York Times journalist Sharon LaFraniere met when they both worked at The Louisville Times. They went on to live […]
As a relatively new non-profit we were thrilled to catch the attention of the Community Foundation of Louisville, and honored to be included in their first issue of For Good: Louisville’s Philanthropy Magazine. KTW is featured in the column “Who Inspires Us.” You may have attended a Kentucky to the World (KTW) event or […]
Among the guests of the Kentucky to the World series in 2015 are William Porter, Studio Chief Designer for General Motors for over three decades, and Dr. Sander Florman, the director of Mount Sinai Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute in New York City. Stay tuned for more!
Louisville’s own music legend Jonathan Wolff spoke to a sold-out crowd at Actors Theatre sharing how he got the jobs others didn’t and the impact growing up in Louisville had on his career. WFPL’s Devin Katayama moderated the event taking the audience on a journey from Jonathan’s early days of playing and studying with Louisville’s leading musicians to Hollywood where he spent his first 10 years doing every odd job or music “chore” he was offered.