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Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is a special event that showcases the creative and innovative spirit of RIT students, faculty, and staff.








Vote for this year's Imagine RIT poster!
Voting is open February 6th - 10th

Vote Now!

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

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

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Learn more about the futurist symposium

Latest News

  • February 6, 2023

    logo for Imagine RIT, creativity and innovation festival.

    Voting begins for this year’s Imagine RIT poster

    Voting is open to select finalists in this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival poster contest. Seventy-five poster designs, intended to capture the spirit of the annual festival, were submitted for consideration.

  • April 23, 2022

    two students talking next to three stacked TV screens showing a person's head, torso, and legs.

    Three student teams push the boundaries to improve society in new competition

    Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.

  • April 23, 2022

    four panelists sit on a stage before a large screen that says, Futurists Symposium.

    RIT alumni foreshadow how technology, the arts, and design will change the future

    Aaron Gordon ’13, CEO of Optic Sky, an advertising and digital experience production company; Franklyn Athias ’85, CTO and senior vice president for Xfinity Mobile Retail Convergence; and Erin Sarofsky ’98, ’00 MFA, an award-winning creative visionary, discussed how the pandemic opened up the eyes of many industries to the future.

Take a Look

Aerial view of buildings on campus with the Imagine RIT logo forming out of many colored balloons.

2022 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

2023 Sponsors

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