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Marbles will close at 3pm on Saturday, April 26 to prepare for Marbles Imagination Ball.

Marbles BIG IDEA Forum


The annual Marbles BIG IDEA Forum is a dynamic luncheon that gives corporate and community leaders the chance to mix, mingle, engage and play! This sell-out event features lunch, networking and a keynote speaker that inspires creativity and innovation in guests. Stay tuned for an announcement of the 2014 Marbles BIG IDEA Forum date and speaker.    

Event proceeds support the Create | Innovate initiative at Marbles Kids Museum, delivering playful, hands-on learning that inspires children to be imaginative and inventive 21st century problem solvers. Event sponsorships, table sponsorships and individual tickets will be available for the 2014 event.

*Marbles BIG IDEA Forum is a Signature Triple PLAY Fundraiser. 

Please contact Emily Bruce at 919.857.1074 for more information. 

About the 2013 Marbles BIG IDEA Forum speaker
Frans Johansson is an author, entrepreneur, innovator and worldwide speaker. His debut book, The Medici Effect, was an international bestseller that shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen. His follow up book, The Click Moment, obliterates the idea that in business you can plan, strategize and analyze your way to success. As founder and CEO of The Medici Group, Frans brings the same passion, force, and energy of his highly-rated speeches to help companies drive innovative growth and business transformation. Prior to The Medici Group, he founded a software company, a healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. Frans has been featured on CNN’s AC360, ABC’s Early Morning Show, and CNBC’s The Business of Innovation series and has written articles on healthcare, information technology, and the science of sport fishing. Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans has lived all his life at The Intersection™. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.