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Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival

Expect the unexpected.

Each year, RIT demonstrates its leadership in innovation and creativity by sponsoring the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of our students, faculty, and staff.

We believe RIT can help to improve our lives and make the world a better place. Innovation and creativity are the key ingredients, with technology and the arts stirring the formula for an extraordinary future.

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Innovation and creativity showcase

Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. This year, more than 350 exhibits, many of them interactive, were viewed by more than 35,000 awed, enlightened—sometimes astonished—spectators.

“Innovation is one of our country’s last competitive advantages. Young Americans want to walk to the beat of their own drummer, and their desire to be different is an innate American characteristic. At RIT, we help students channel that passion in constructive ways and foster the United States’ leadership in technical innovation and creative ideas for new products and services.”