Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hosts Adam Savage, maker, creator and special effects designer known for his role on Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” television series, on Sunday, Oct. 2 as a part of the 69th Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum season.
Savage’s program takes place at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa’s Stardust Event Center, 777 Blue Chip Dr. in Michigan City, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.
Single program event tickets for Savage’s presentation are available for $100 and can be purchased by visiting pnw.edu/sinai-forum/tickets. Ticket purchases guarantee admission to the program and offer a virtual link if virtual viewing is preferred.
College and high school students may attend Sinai Forum events for free with a valid student ID. Reservations are required at pnw.edu/sinai-forum/tickets/.
“We are excited to share Adam Savage’s enthusiasm for creating with our audience,” said Leslie Plesac, executive director of the Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest. “In his own words, Savage says ‘it doesn’t matter if you’re a model maker, a potter, a dancer, a programmer, a writer, a political activist, a teacher, a musician, a milliner, whatever. It’s all the same. Making is making, and none of it is failure.’”
One of the most beloved figures in science and technology, Adam Savage has spent most of his life gathering skills that allow him to take ideas and make them real. In his program, titled “Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is What You Make It,” Savage will share his golden rules of creativity, curiosity and problem solving. He will share insights from his “Mythbusters” journey through 40-plus years as a maker and creator. From finding inspiration to following through on making an idea a reality, he encourages us to push the boundaries of what’s possible and provides a toolbox of techniques to achieve personal and professional success.
The patron reception will be held in the Freemont Ballroom at Stardust Event Center at 2:30 p.m. CST. Patron tickets are required to attend the reception.
The Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum thanks Urschel Laboratories, Inc. and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for their generous support that helps make this engaging program possible.
Season sponsors also include the Bankoff Family; David and Billie Bankoff; Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa; Healthcare Foundation of La Porte; the John W. Anderson Foundation; and The Times Media Co.
Additional sponsors include Crown Point Community Foundation; Harbour Trust & Investment Management Company; Horizon Bank; the LaPorte County Herald-Dispatch; La Porte County Symphony Orchestra; Legacy Foundation; the Leonard J. & Irene Brown Foundation; Markey’s Rental & Staging; Porter County Community Foundation; and Unity Foundation of La Porte County and Journeyman Distillery.
Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum
The Sinai Forum has brought world-renowned scholars, leaders, dignitaries, artists and personalities to Northwest Indiana since 1953. Founded by Sylvia and Dr. Milton Bankoff with a mission to enlighten, inspire and entertain, the revered speakers’ series came under the stewardship of Purdue University Northwest in 2006.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.