Announcing This Year’s Celebration!
Published on Feb 27 2017
"The True Heartbeat of our nation is in our students' dreams."
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
10:00 AM -2:00 PM
THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
4th and Arch Streets
birthplace of the USA
outdoor stage with leading area percussionists and student groups
Drawing visitors from across Independence Mall and across the region, the Heartbeat theme will be loud and clear with outdoor performances of percussion and music from leading area performers and student groups, highlighting unity in our students’ dreams. Expected event attendance from a wide range of Philadelphia region public and independent schools as well as attendees from Dallas, Belize, and other locations.
thousands of students Dream Flags exhibited and celebrated
In the airy and spacious Grand Overlook of the National Constitution Center, thousands of Dream Flags brought by attending local, regional, and remote schools, will be exhibited for an audience of hundreds of students, teachers, families, and community members at an event which is free and open to the public.
digital images and voices with DreamLine app
Large monitors will display digital versions of Dream Flags from across the USA and around the world with a click-to-hear feature that plays the student’s voice reading his/her Dream Flag. Cloud Cloth’s DreamLine app will collect and display images on site and globally.
video links to simultaneous celebrations
Collaborating schools in Sacramento, California, Tetovo, Macedonia, and other sites will directly connect students sharing Dream Flag poems at each location in real time.
open mic, games, art
Visiting students and guests will decorate event shirts, create event buttons, participate in dream-related games and activities, and read their Dream Flag poems from the open mic.
Culminating with an intimate ceremony in the National Constitution Center Kirby Auditorium, representative students from each attending school will read their Dream Flag poems from the stage with improvised jazz accompaniment, and we will publically acknowledge all who make this event possible. Event will be web streamed to remote schools and into large screens in Overlook for any overflow audience.
How can you join in?
All groups who are able are invited to join in the festivies. If you come, BRING YOUR DREAM FLAGS. Also have TWO READERS prepared to represent your school on the Celebration Stage by reading their Dream Flags. ALL students can read at the Open Mike from 10-11. Let us know you're coming and we'll send all the details you need to know. Also, if you can mail your flags to us ahead, that's great. It helps us get set early on the big day with 1000's of flags to put up.
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Send Dream Flags, Send Videos of Student Readers, Send Typed Poems. We need things at least a week before May 13. Mail them to:
The Dream Flag Project
The Agnes Irwin School
275 S. ithan Ave.
Rosemont, PA 19010 USA
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3) HEARTBEAT LOCAL CONNECT
Create your own Heartbeat 2017 local celebration the week before May 13 or ON May 13. Run your event between 12 and 2 Eastern US time for live links to our Philadelphia celebration. We'll have 3-way "open mike" setups so students in Philadelphia and 2 remote sites can take turns sharing Dream Flag poems. We'll be inviting live Twitter video links as well for simultanious sharing of Heartbeat 2017 celebrations everywhere. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this. Subject line: Heartbeat Local.
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4) SEND A FRIEND
You can support student dreams--and the Empowerment, Global Awareness, and Power of Imagination & Innovation they deliver--by inviting your friends to attend our celebration. It's free and open to the public, great for families and all ages. It is free and open to the public.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A wonderful time full of hope, connection, and celebration. A great experience you and your students will always remember.
Here are clips from some past celebrations.