ACCelerate — Creativity and Innovation Festival — April 5-7, 2019

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Institution will present the second ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 5-7, 2019, at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The festival is a celebration of creative exploration and research happening at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design (SEAD). The 2019 ACCelerate festival is programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The festival will feature performances, conversations, and interactive installations from across the 15 ACC schools around seven thematic areas:

Civic Engagement
Art and Technology
Sustainability and Environment
Biomimetics
Health and Body
Making

2017 Exhibitions

Participating Schools

Photos and Video from 2017

The Frost School of Music Concert Jazz Band (CJB) and Jazz Voice Department, partnered with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, presented a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday, in conjunction with the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival in 2017. READ MORE