The Edison Awards is Going to Florida!
The 2021 Edison Awards will be celebrated April 21-23, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida. The ocean-side city has a rich history of innovation and is a natural fit to continue the Edison Awards mission: To serve as a leader in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact on the world.
Fort Myers is home to the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estate and lab. This historic property dates back to 1885 when Edison purchased the land on his very first visit to Fort Myers. Edison and his family wintered at the estate for the next six decades. In 1928, Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone partnered and built a lab on the property to study alternative sources for rubber.
The 2021 Edison Awards will showcase some of the world’s top innovation leaders and new products from around the globe. The event is scheduled to be hosted at the beautiful new Luminary Hotel and the Caloosa Sound Convention Center located in the Fort Myers River District. Hundreds of the world’s top innovators will descend on Fort Myers to participate in the event and experience the Southwest Florida culture and local attractions.