It Takes a City: Seattle and the Alchemy of Innovation
MOHAI's annual Denny Lecture presents the very best in regional historical scholarship, held for the first time at the new MOHAI. The 2014 Denny Lecture features an engaging presentation by Bezos Center for Innovation curator Margaret O'Mara.
Seattle has been home to a remarkable number of world-changing individuals, organizations, and ideas - from health care to technology, music to social activism. What is it about this place that has made it a hub of innovation? This lecture explores the importance of place to the process of innovation, and how Seattle's past has shaped its innovative present.
Margaret O'Mara is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington, specializing in political, economic and urban history. She is the author of "Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley" and is a founding member of the Lake Union Lab.
Presale tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. We will accept cash or credit at the door; tickets are $10 or $5 for MOHAI members.
Seating for ticket holders begins at 6:30pm.