Learning to Innovate: Thomas Edison & the Creation of the Electrical Industry

Sparta Historical presents Dr. Paul Israel as he re-examines Edison's work on electric lighting to examine how he succeeded by transforming invention into a larger process of innovation.  While he will focus on Thomas Edison's electric lighting work, Dr. Israel will discuss the changes in his approach to invention that Edison began to make as a telegraph inventor and then look at how he drew on the lesson he learned from his work on electric lighting to make innovation in other industries. 

Light refreshments follow