The Superhero Project

Presenting
IMAGINATION. INCLUSION. REPRESENTATION. JOY. The Superhero Project harnesses the power of the arts as a tool for healing and empowers youth impacted by serious illnesses, disabilities, and complex mental health or medical needs. We interview kids and teens about who they are beyond their diagnosis and how they will make a positive difference in the world. Each child is then matched with a member of our global League of Extraordinary Artists, digital illustrators who design the superhero alter egos they describe - visual representations of their strength, courage, and creativity. "It's great to work on amazing projects like movies and games, but it's the lives we touch that are our true legacy. That's why I love working with The Superhero Project." - Bobby Chiu, Co-founder, LightBox Expo, Imaginism Studios, & Schoolism.com

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 11:45AM - 12:45PM

The Power of The Superhero Project

Room 204 | The Superhero Project, Lisa Kollins, Taryn Cozzy, Lilistrations, Isabelle Lockwood

Discover how a global League of Extraordinary Artists is harnessing the power of the arts as a tool for healing and empowering youth impacted by serious illnesses, disabilities, trauma and complex mental health and medical needs. The Superhero Project (a nonprofit organization) interviews kids and teens about who they are beyond their diagnosis and how they make a positive difference in the world. Each child is matched with an illustrator who designs the superhero alter ego they describe - a visual representation of their strength, courage, creativity and resilience. Hear how artists tackle the challenge of designing a child's ideas and celebrating their differences and how this new pantheon of superheroes can change the world. Imagination. Inclusion. Representation. Joy.