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ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian’s Creativity and Innovation Festival, April 5-7
Posted Monday, April 1

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History present the first annual ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 5-7, 2019.

The festival, programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, is a three-day celebration of creative exploration and research at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design (SEAD).

Visitors to the festival will interact with innovators and experience new interdisciplinary technologies developed to address global challenges.

The festival takes over the west wing of the National Museum of American History and features 38 interactive installations from across the 15 ACC schools grouped in three thematic areas:
• Exploring Place and Environment
• Exploring Health, Body, and Mind
• Exploring Culture and the Arts

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at

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