The Creative Life Research Center and the fall 2013 Honors section of Creativity and the Evolution of Culture invite all students, faculty, and staff to showcase their work in a variety of venues. Show the university community what’s engaging and fascinating about your research and creative work, or showcase what it produces for the discipline or the culture that is novel and useful. We welcome proposals in five areas:

  • Research Posters
  • Research Presentations
  • Performances
  • Exhibits
  • Maker Demonstrations

Please consider submitting a proposal; you can submit in multiple areas.

Submissions are no longer being accepted

1. Research Posters
We encourage faculty and students to present research posters. The poster session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will have the option of standing near your poster during any part of the day, but you’re not required to. Posters that researchers have presented at previous conferences are welcome. Poster proposals must include a 150-word abstract and a 100-word biography.

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2. Research Presentations
We encourage you to submit a proposal to present your research. The conference organizing team will group your topic with two additional presentations to form a thematic symposium. Each presenter/research team will be allotted 15 minutes to deliver a presentation and 5 additional minutes for attendee question-and-answer about your study.

Research presentation proposals must include a 150-word abstract and a 100-word biography. Abstracts should include the following elements: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

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3. Performances
The Creative UNIversity conference welcomes proposals for performances from individuals and groups of all sorts, including, but not limited to, music, art, dance, interpretation, theatre, and athletics. Performances accepted for the conference will be scheduled throughout the day. Performance proposals must include a 150-word description of the performance and a 100-word biography. We encourage submissions for performances that include an interactive element, such as a discussion about the creative process, a discussion of interdisciplinary connections, or a "how-to" demonstration.

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4. Exhibits
The Creative UNIversity conference welcomes you to submit a proposal to display any product(s) you have produced, including a work of a craft, a work of art, technology, film, or something else. We encourage submissions for exhibits that include an interactive element, such as a discussion about the creative process, a discussion of interdisciplinary connections, or a “how-to” demonstration. Exhibit proposals must include a 100-word description of the exhibit and a 100-word biography. You will be required to stand near your exhibit for 60 minutes. Exhibits will be on display throughout the conference.

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5. Maker Demonstrations
The conference will include a maker fair to showcase hands-on processes you can demonstrate for an audience. We encourage interactive demonstrations that allow audience members to try the "making" for themselves.

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