Duke I&E is scouting for innovative projects and performances at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design to send to the ACCelerate: Creativity and Innovation Festival 2019 in Washington, DC , April 5-7, 2019.
If selected, we will be flying you and your team to Washington, DC for the opportunity to showcase your idea/invention/project/performance to an audience of 30,000+ visitors to the National Museum of American History.
Submission deadline for projects is August 1, 2018. More detailed information from Monika Hirschbichler, Duke I&E Director of Programming and Engagement, on Accelerate and the benefits of participating in this high-profile event are below.
If interested, please e-mail Monika Hirschbichler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACCelerate festival is a celebration of creative exploration and research happening at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design (SEAD). Each ACC member university selects between one and three projects and performances to be shown during the 2-day festival at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
What to expect if you decide to participate in the 2019 ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival:
- Airline tickets to Washington, DC
- Hotel, food & transport costs
- Financial support for production and transport of displays, informational graphics, AV equipment, etc.
- The chance to showcase your project to 30,000+ visitors in one of the most important museums in the nation’s capital
- Awesome PR & media exposure for your endeavor
- Lots of fun mingling with fellow innovators, inventors and artists from all fifteen ACC member universities
Each team will be responsible to develop the project idea and content and for translating the concept into an engaging and informative display based on the parameters provided. Naturally, I will be there every step of the way to support you in any way I can to realize your ideas. It is also understood that some details listed in your application will change or have to be refined as the project takes shape.
Projects can be presented via visual and informational displays, but prototypes and demonstrations are highly encouraged. For past projects, please consult the festival website: http://acceleratefestival.com/exhibitions/
Proposals will be submitted to the Steering Committee by August 01, 2018 for review. After reviewing all proposals, the committee will meet in Washington, DC, on September 14 to select the final candidates. Depending on team size, we aim to send 2-3 teams to represent Duke at the festival.
August 01, 2018 – final proposal completed & sent for review to Steering Committee
September 14, 2018 – Steering Committee Meeting in Washington, DC
September 15, 2018 – Notify selected teams
April 4, 2019 – Travel (flight) RDU to Washington DC
April 4, 2019 – Set-up at Smithsonian Museum of American History
April 5-7, 2019 – ACCelerate Festival
April 7, 2019 – Take-down at Smithsonian Museum of American History
April 8, 2019 – Travel (flight) to RDU