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ideaFest: an Exhibit of Student Accomplishments

More than 400 students will present research, performances and more at this year’s ideaFest, on Friday, May 3, from 12-5 p.m. in the HSU Library.

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A scene from last year’s ideaFest.
All three floors of the Library will bustle with the culmination of student work from this year. More than 200 poster presentations will showcase a variety of topics, from studies of Indigenous ecological methods to an exploration of the social currency of the streaming platform Twitch.

The event also includes live performances from Music, Theatre, and Dance students, a showcase of first-year writing students’ academic and creative work, and a sculpture walk created by student artists.

IdeaFest opens at noon for community members to browse the installations and presentations. A formal reception begins at 2 p.m. Guided sculpture walks will take place at noon and 5 p.m. Musical and theatrical performances begin at 2 p.m., and dance at 3 p.m. The Library’s Virtual Reality Area will be open from 2 to 5 p.m.

Find more information, including a full list of the performances, presenters, and abstracts, at the ideaFest website.

IdeaFest participants have the opportunity to publish their work in Humboldt Digital Commons brings together all of HSU’s research and creative works under one umbrella—and a research paper in the ideaFest Journal.