The Creative Presentation format debuted in 2016 as a way for engaging students that do not fit the traditional presentation formats. It has grown since to include students in the digital, performing, and fine arts as well as students with a creative presentation idea. Creative Presentations are for those students who don't fit the typical presentation styles (Poster/Oral Presentation of a paper) — you may have three-dimensional models, video footage, a dramatic interpretation, and so on. While artistic presentations are the most common uses of this format, there have been Creative Presentations of STEM projects as well often to include an interactive component.

We have hosted presentations such as:

  • 3-dimensional demonstrations of physics principles
  • Set design including diarama
  • Costumes and scripts
  • Graphic Novels
  • Photography series
  • Augmented reality sandbox
  • Real-time visualizations of story arcs
  • Prototypes of design thinking projects

Creative presentations are set up at 8:30 on the day of the conference (all necessary materials must be requested by April 1) and remain in the Fireplace Lounge throughout the conference. Presenters are required to be with their project for 1.5 hours (similiar to a poster presentation), this is the choice of the presenter but the timing of which is designated by the coordinator (based on availability of presenter). Take down for creative presentations is at 5:00 pm.

I'm not sure if what I am thinking of doing is possible, is there someone I can talk to?

Yes! Please be in touch with the SRC Coordinator. The coordinator meets with each creative presentater to discuss each presentation's needs.

What resources are available?

Tables, monitors, mannequins, projectors, laptops, headphones, white boards, poster boards, and easels. If you need other equipment, the coordinator will work with a presenter to help them make their presentation design happen.

How does it work?

  • You are asked to set up your project in the "Creative Lounge" at 8:30 AM on the day of the Conference.
  • You are assigned a block of time when you are expected to stand with your project. (Due to the nature of the Creative Presentation style, there is a level of flexibility in the layout of this option from year to year.)
  • You are expected to leave your presentation at the Conference all day to be admired (or used, depending on the kind of presentation) throughout the day. The space is continuously monitored by event staff to allow for security.

Photo of the Dean of the Honors College talking with student in front of a creative presentation of graphic novel at the 2017 SRC.

"Loved the audience, energy, creative space in the [Fireplace Lounge], access to faculty, and especially visiation by local talent scouts." - 2017 SRC Presenter


For more information, contact the SRC Coordinator.