HATCHfest is the first international mentoring festival for the creative arts and design world. The mission is: To provide mentorship, education, inspiration and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators. Each HATCHfest brings together luminaries in the arts and entertainment world to serve as mentors to groundbreaking new creative talent. The event invites world renowned designers and artists from many disciplines including film, music, journalism, architecture, photography, graphic design, fashion design, technology and fine art. The festival is free and open to the public for educational panels, keynote speakers and exhibitions. There are also receptions and networking parties. The architecture discipline looks to demonstrate the role emerging technologies, processes, and media have on our built environment. Featured architects include Doug Hecker, Martha Skinner and David Riz.