Educators & Mentors

Imagine RIT is a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages. Over 2,000 RIT students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to engage visitors with interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and research projects. No matter what your interest, Imagine RIT has it all with showcases in art, science, engineering, business, computers, technology, sustainability, and more. There will also be games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment.

We encourage mentoring organizations, school superintendents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educators to schedule a school/class trip or simply encourage their students to attend!

RIT’s seventh annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10am-5pm, rain or shine, and is free and open to the public.

Help us spread the word by printing this one-page flyer for educators and mentors!

Program of Exhibits and Performances

Visit the 2014 Plan Your Day page to see the breadth of subjects your students can learn about at Imagine RIT!
(Note: Exhibits and activities for the following year’s Festival will be posted in spring of that year.)

You can also use this page to make an itinerary for the day. Hard copies of the Print Program will be available on the day of the Festival at all of the Welcome Tents and Information Stations.

At each of seven welcome tents, our younger visitors (approx. ages 7-15) can pick up an Imagine Your Future game board. Players can earn an Imagine RIT badge and be entered into a prize drawing!

Transportation and Parking

School buses will be directed by Parking Attendants to the heart of the campus where participants will be dropped off. Buses will then be directed to a designated on-campus parking lot for the day. After exiting the bus, visitors may stop by a Welcome Tent where detailed information about the day’s activities will be available. Visitors coming to campus by car will be able to park on a first come, first serve basis. Parking will also be available at Monroe Community College (MCC), with free shuttle bus service to RIT. Once on campus, be sure to stop by one of the seven Welcome Tents - located near each of the main parking lots on campus parking lots.

Additional Information

There will be many locations across campus the day of the Festival where food and beverages may be purchased. Visit the About the Festival page for more information about what to expect on campus the day of the event.

If you are interested in learning more about RIT’s involvement with local school districts, please visit our K-12 website.

Contact Information

We encourage educators and mentors to contact us for additional information or assistance in planning a field trip to Imagine RIT. Contact Dr. Barry Culhane, Executive Assistant to the President and Imagine RIT Chairman at barry.culhane@rit.edu or (585) 475-7202.

Registration

You may register by completing the form below.

Participation in the Imagine RIT Festival is at your own risk. Organizers, exhibitors, and volunteers cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or other liability resulting from your, or your child’s, participation in the Imagine RIT Festival at any of the festival locations. Activities at the Imagine RIT Festival may be filmed or photographed for educational or public relations purposes. By attending the Imagine RIT Festival, attendees authorize organizers and exhibitors to use their or their child’s photograph, image, or video for such purposes.

RIT works diligently to assure the safety and welfare of our guests. At Imagine RIT, our security personnel will conduct checks of all bags carried into the festival. We appreciate your understanding as we undertake this security measure.