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Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is a signature event that showcases the imaginative and inventive spirit of RIT students. The 2024 festival will be on Saturday, April 27.

Statistics

400+

Student Exhibits

2850+

Exhibitors

300+

Volunteers

RIT COVID-19 Protocols

Per the RIT Safety Plan, attendance at this event requires all attendees to be in compliance with the RIT Event Safety Guidelines. All attendees and participants ages 5 and up must provide proof of vaccination and photo identification. Minors ages 5 to 17 who have proof of vaccination but do not have identification are permitted to attend if accompanied by an adult with vaccination proof and identification. Masking is strongly encouraged due to high COVID rates in the Rochester community. Current RIT students, faculty, and staff that are in compliance with the vaccination policy and do not have access to a vaccination card, can present their RIT SpiRIT pass along with their RIT ID. For more information, visit the RIT Safety Plan.

Colorful Imagine RIT map of the RIT campus.

Plan Your Day On Campus

Imagine RIT runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Use our Imagine RIT map to view exhibits, add them to your itinerary, and navigate around campus. The best place to start after parking is finding a welcome center. The volunteers at our info booths are also a great resource!

For Our Virtual Attendees

Can’t make it on campus for the event? Experience Imagine RIT from afar!
Watch the three livestreams below throughout the day.

In addition, many exhibits have corresponding videos that premiere at 10 a.m. on festival day. Make sure to view all our exhibit videos, plus be sure to check out our social stream.

futurists symposium graphic

Futurists Symposium

Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m.
MAGIC Spell Studios on the RIT campus

Learn more about the futurists symposium

Latest News

  • April 22, 2024

    The SHED is shown in the background as students mill about the outside area and walk past it.

    The SHED marks its Imagine RIT debut April 27

    The SHED, inspired by the Imagine RIT Festival and touted as the "new heartbeat of campus," makes its festival debut this year. This multi-use facility embodies RIT's blend of technology, arts, and design, offering a vibrant hub for creativity, interdisciplinary learning, and innovative performances year-round.

  • April 19, 2024

    an orange and white sign reading Scavenger Hunt with a QR code is shown on an easel sitting in a common area outside in the academic space on campus.

    Scavenger Hunt for RIT Students planned at Imagine RIT

    RIT spices up Imagine RIT with an exciting scavenger hunt exclusively for students. Participants can follow clues to discover selected exhibits, snap selfies with QR codes, and compete for a chance to win one of three $100 Tiger Bucks prizes.

  • April 12, 2024

    crowds of people are shown walking through campus with an Imagine RIT banner flying above them.

    Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival set for April 27

    Detecting deepfakes, a device to help grocery stores like Wegmans inspect strawberries and reduce waste, and even the economic impact of Taylor Swift are just a few of the nearly 400 exhibits at this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival.

Take a Look

An attendee sites in a formula racing vehicle while a team member kneels beside her outside the vehicle.

2024 Imagine RIT Commercial

Imagine RIT banner hanging from the ceiling in the gym.

The Story Behind Imagine RIT

President’s Message

David Munson

Are you ready to experience your future? The Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is the university’s signature event, a showcase that displays the ingenuity of students, faculty, and staff.

You will discover interactive presentations, exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, research projects, and artistic performances.

RIT Tigers are shaping the future and improving the world through creativity and innovation at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. Let’s inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, math, design, business, health sciences, the liberal arts, and the arts.

Are you ready to peel back the curtain on our campus? Join us for a day of discovery!

David Munson
President
585-475-2396

2024 Sponsors so far

Medical worker in scrubs looking out the window with the word Imagine overlayed on it. The Rochester Regional Health logo appears underneath the word Imagine.

Opening Ceremony