2023 Emerging Creatives Student Summit

2023 Emerging Creatives Student Summit

As a member institution of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), UGA may nominate up to four student representatives. Please contact mark.callahan@uga.edu for more information about how to participate.

How can innovative design help us build a more sustainable, equitable future where we all can thrive? How can we best harness new technologies alongside design and future thinking to address our most pressing global concerns?

This year’s Emerging Creatives Student Summit, “The Future: By Design,” will be hosted by the University of Cincinnati at its brand-new Digital Futures Building in Cincinnati’s Innovation District. Digital Futures is a community of experts who partner with government, industry, and the community to deliver reliable and lasting solutions to the real problems impacting people’s lives.

Students will experience Digital Future’s cutting-edge labs and facilities and learn from Digital Futures faculty and staff about their innovative research. They will work in interdisciplinary teams with fellow students from across the a2ru network to create arts-integrative projects responding to the conference theme. Participants will also receive training from a2ru staff on best practices for interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as mentorship and feedback from Digital Futures and a2ru staff on their projects in progress. The three-day summit will conclude with presentations of each team’s project for their peers and mentors.

There is no registration fee for students to attend Emerging Creatives; students and/or their nominating institutions are responsible for travel, lodging and food costs (please note: some meals will be provided).

Students nominated for Emerging Creatives can apply for funding to defray the costs of attending the Summit through one of two programs: the a2ru Student Travel Grants (providing up to $250 in support) or the a2ru Scholar Awards (providing up to $1000 in support). The deadline to apply for funding for the 2023 summit is January 20.