Our Portal in Amman is hosted by Mercy Corps Jordan, in a site associated with their three-year pilot project funded by Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) to establish an after school and youth program for children in Al-Salt (a community 1/2 hour outside of Amman). Mercy Corps is committed to long-term programming and community development in Jordan.
Our Erbil_Portal is located at the Harsham IDP & Refugee Camp. Harsham Camp is on the outskirts of the city of Erbil in northern Iraq. The camp hosts 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families who fled the so-called Islamic State take-over of Mosul and surrounding villages in mid-2014. Erbil is the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, which hosts around 1.5 million internally displaced Iraqis and almost 230,000 Syrian refugees. Our Portal in the camp is based in a converted water pumping station. Through it, a young entrepreneur spoke with President Barack Obama and another with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Portal is made possible by UNICEF Iraq and Terre de Hommes.
Mercy Corps and Gaza Sky Geeks host the Gaza_Portal. Gaza Sky Geeks was founded in 2011 to build Gaza’s startup movement. They run a vibrant co-working space. In 2013, the Gaza Sky Geeks accelerator began connecting top teams to global resources to transform Gaza’s most talented youth into the Middle East’s business leaders. Investors from around the world invested in the startups and partnered with Gaza Sky Geeks to provide them with expertise, mentorship, and networks.
Central & South America
The Portal is located on the regional campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras. UNAH is the leading institution of higher education in the country and maintains a strong commitment with honduran academy, research, science, culture and development.
The Portal is run by the Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), a youth development NGO located in the nearby city of El Progreso. OYE is dedicated to educate, empower and engage disadvantaged youth to break the cycle of poverty and become agents of change in their homes, schools and communities.
Our Portal in Mexico City has moved around town, garnered major national press, and hosted celebrities including Telenovela stars. We are now in Platoon Mexico, a global creative collective based in Berlin, Mexico City and Seoul with more than 7,500 members. The Mexico Portal is run in partnership with Time Out Mexico, the largest arts, culture and entertainment guide in Mexico. Since 2015, the Portal has moved to numerous sites including Plaza Villa Madrid, one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Mexico City, and Arte Alameda, a space dedicated to the exhibition, documentation, production, and research of artistic practices that relate to technology.
Imagination Celebration is hosting a Colorado Springs_Portal on the grounds of the The Citadel mall at the north entrance by the Food Court. Colorado Springs is home to an iconic mountain, Pikes Peak; the Olympic Training Center: US Olympic Committee and many international nonprofit organizations.
Imagination Celebration is a nonprofit connecting people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, life-enhancing, community-building power of creativity by inspiring artistic and intellectual curiosity; instigating community collaborations; and promoting life-long experiential learning to help us thrive in a changing world. This pop-up public arts installation connects people of all walks of life around the globe - taking us to places that we may never travel to, other than through this Portal.
One Imagination Celebration program, the What IF…Festival, celebrates lifelong learning and engages the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. The What IF… Festival, is a silo-busting, bridge-building, event fostering intellectual vitality by welcoming participants to creatively engage with businesses, nonprofits, artists, scientists, engineers, performers, athletes, educators, ranchers/farmers, architects, tinkerers, visionaries and students of all ages.
Bulldog Tech is a new school model that reflects our changing society. Learning, knowledge, and aptitude are being redefined. No longer is intelligence measured by the amount of facts someone remembers, but rather by the way one can communicate, collaborate, problem-solve, and contribute new ideas or creations. Today, any student with a smart phone holds more access to information than ever before possible. The process in which students use this information to learn new skills and create new knowledge is essential for their future. The Bulldog Tech Portal connects schools in the Evergreen School District across our global network with education focused programming.
The Harold J Miossi Art Gallery is a gallery space presenting temporary exhibitions of contemporary art that show new and challenging work from national and international artists. We strive to be a collaborative and comprehensive program that engages our students and the public in exhibition, education and public art - fostering cross-disciplinary engagement and a deepened and diverse cultural understanding. We work to present our program in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can experience the work in an explorative and supportive community. The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Room 7170, is located on Highway 1, halfway between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay in the courtyard of the Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Admission to the gallery is free. You will find a map of the SLO Campus under "Directions and Hours". Gallery Hours: The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm and the first and third Saturdays from 12:00pm-4:00pm during our exhibitions.
The CU Boulder portal installation is hosted by the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) and BoulderTalks, a CMCI center that fosters community and knowledge through democratic engagement.
Located on the brick plaza between the Gold Biosciences building and Folsom Stadium on Colorado Avenue, the portal will connect to sites in Herat, Afghanistan; El Progreso, Honduras; Erbil, Iraq; Mexico City, Mexico and other locations.
Our Portal in Mission, Texas is our first Portal along the US-Mexico border. It is located in Mission EDC, a component of the City of Mission, Texas, that is tasked with creating jobs, attracting capital investment, improving the quality of life and strengthening the workforce in Mission, Texas. Mission EDC accomplishes its task by focusing in five areas: Entrepreneurship and STEAM Education, Business Expansion and Retention, Recruitment, Infrastructure and Transportation and Quality of Life. In addition to the 1 million inhabitants on the American side of the Rio Grande River, Mission, Texas is just minutes north of the 2 million residents of Reynosa and Matamoros, popular manufacturing centers in Northern Mexico.
Our Baltimore_Portal is hosted by Station North Arts & Entertainment at the Ynot lot. Station North employs an arts-based revitalization and placemaking strategy by managing quality public art projects, providing thought-provoking programming, and forging strong supportive relationships with local artists, designers, residents, businesses, and institutions to guide development in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The Ynot Lot is an outdoor event venue - through community gatherings and public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design events that are created by a range of local and national cultural organizers. Programming focuses on social justice, intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration, daring arts and cultural work, and youth-run or youth-oriented events.
Our Portal is located at Instituto del Progreso Latino. Throughout Instituto's 40-year history, the organization has championed bold approaches for creating outstanding education programming to meet the unique needs of its community, providing comprehensive education programs and services to 8,000 families annually. Instituto’s mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino Immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment that fosters full participation in the changing U.S. society while preserving cultural identity and dignity. Thanks to its innovative ideas, rigorous research and evaluation, and above all, commitment to students’ success, Instituto is a nationally recognized and trusted, career-focused education institution establishing preeminent models in adult education, youth education, and workforce development.
Our Portal in Brooklyn is located in the Navy Yard at the New Lab. The New Lab is an interdisciplinary space designed to support entrepreneurs working in emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and connected devices.
We placed a Portal at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum from December 2016 to March 2017 as part of their exhibition, Genocide: The Threat Continues, which focused on the efforts of the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide to bring attention to the people and places at risk today for genocide and other mass atrocities.
Our Milwaukee_Portal is located at 3022 w. Wisconsin our Savior Lutheran church
South & East Asia
The main theme of EXPO 2017 is “Energy of the Future”. It reflects the preoccupation of the international community with the problem of energy consumption, which is having an increasing impact on our planet. The main objective of the exhibition is to call for responsibility, to foster a discussion and to develop knowledge enabling people to plan and control energy consumption on our planet and to minimize damage to the environment.
The American Center Student Council (ACSC) is an organization that helps students gain access to global educational materials. By partnering with them, along with Turning Tables, a youth empowerment group, and a group called Fringe Diplomacy, based at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC, we are able to draw upon a wide base of support in Yangon.
Kabul University is located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It was founded in 1931 during the government of Mohammed Nadir Shah and then Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Khan. Kabul University is attended by approximately 25,000 students, of which around 40% are women. The main building was renovated about 500 metres from the old one, which has almost the same design.The mission of Kabul University is to mature and prosper as an internationally recognised institution of learning and research, a community of stakeholders committed to shared governance, and a centre of innovative thought and practice.
The Portal to Herat is located at Code to Inspire (CTI). CTI uses technology education and outreach to provide Afghan women with leverage in their fight for social, political, and economic equality.
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) was founded in 1984 as a graduate school of theology, formerly known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA). Today, the university is open to a wide range of studies from Science to Law, all contributing to it's stated mission: "To promote excellence in research, teaching and community service by preparing morally upright leaders based on the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church."
Our Portal in Rwanda is located at Impact Hub in downtown Kigali and run by Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga (“To Create, To See, To Learn”), a public arts social enterprise using street-arts and art-actions to involve civil society in positive social change.
In particular, the organization creates large-scale public artworks, many of which seek to reduce the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. Impact Hub Kigali, which also hosts the Portal, is a co-working space nurturing grassroots ventures aiming to have a sustainable impact on their communities.
Our Portal in Málaga is located at an old tobacco factory now converted into a cultural and technological hotspot. Nowadays the complex has the Collection of Russian Museum, the Automobile Museum and the Digital Content Hub. Here, travelers and entrepreneurs blend everyday creating an open and relaxed vibe.
The Portal came to Málaga thanks to the Área de Cultura from the City Hall.
The Migration Hub Network creates spaces, where social entrepreneurs and organizations meet to design solutions around mass migration. Our network generates physical impact within communities and connects organizations across Europe. This fosters collaboration between actors in the public and private sector in order to transform the challenges surrounding mass migration into opportunities.
Hybrid World Adelaide (HWA) is an exciting new technology festival and a first for South Australia. Across five days, a myriad of public activities, a conference and a development lab for new projects and inventions, explore the many ways the real and digital worlds are intertwined. Renewal SA is leading the urban renewal of Adelaide on behalf of the Government of South Australia.