Call for exhibitors
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 2017 ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day is Sensing Place. Together, we will explore how science,
engineering, arts, and design coalesce to form a sense of place,
including the environmental place, the historic place, the
virtual place, and the cultural place. We will situate ourselves at
the Moss Arts Center to see how human senses and electronic sensors
contribute to and learn from place. Join faculty, students,
and community members who are crossing traditional boundaries to develop new
possibilities for exploration, expression, and creativity.
March 24 Proposals
March 30 Notification
April 21 Logistical
information for exhibitors
May 1 ICAT
Creativity and Innovation Day
The fifth annual ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day is Monday, May 1, 2017. 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
Exhibits should be staffed from 11 am to 4 pm. A keynote presentation starts at 10 am. A reception for exhibitors begins at
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.
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
· 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
· At the Nexus award is for the project
that best exemplifies working at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and
Thank you for your interest in ICAT
Creativity and Innovation Day. If you have questions, please contact Phyllis
Newbill, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.