ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day Proposals

2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day

2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day

2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day

The theme of the 2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day is Traceas in (1) to find or discover by investigation, (2) to take a particular path or route, (3) an indication of the existence of something, palimpsest, (4) a small road.  Documentation and discovery at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design will be on display at the Moss Arts Center.  Join faculty, students, and community members who are crossing traditional boundaries to develop new possibilities for exploration, expression, and creativity.

ICAT invites members of the Virginia Tech community involved in transdisciplinary research to propose an exhibit for ICAT’s Creativity and Innovation Day.  At the event, exhibitors will show their projects and processes to the university community, school children, and the general public.  The theme of the 2018 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day is Traceas in (1) to find or discover by investigation, (2) to take a particular path or route, (3) an indication of the existence of something, palimpsest, (4) a small road.  Documentation and discovery at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design will be on display at the Moss Arts Center.  Join faculty, students, and community members who are crossing traditional boundaries to develop new possibilities for exploration, expression, and creativity.

March 16                Proposals due

March 30                Notification of acceptance

April 20                   Logistical information for exhibitors

April 30                   ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day

The sixth annual ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day is Monday, April 30, 2018.  ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day is a public showcase for the work and ideas that have been generated from the institute’s community during the academic year.  It is hosted by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at the Moss Arts Center, and held annually on the last Monday before exams of the spring semester.  The event is free and open to the public.

Exhibits should be staffed from 11 am to 4 pm.

ICAT Day Exhibit Format

Most projects will be presented as expo-style informational booths.  Presentations can also take the form of performances, technology demonstrations, and hands-on activities.  At ICAT, process is as important as the product.  ICAT Day exhibits should include a documentation of process in the form of a portfolio, video, display, or other format.  Traditional poster sessions, unstaffed exhibits, and static displays are typically NOT accepted for ICAT Day.

Awards

ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day features awards for projects that exemplify ICAT values.

  • The Innovation award goes to the project that shows exemplary innovative output and potential for external impact.
  • The Process award goes to the project that best communicates its creative process with the ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day audience.
  • The People's Choice award goes to the project that ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day visitors choose based on their audience experience.
  • At the Nexus award is for the project that best exemplifies working at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design (SEAD).

Questions? 

Thank you for your interest in ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day. If you have questions, please contact Phyllis Newbill, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at pnewbill@vt.edu.