In celebration of Clarkson Ignite, Thursday, November 16 has been designated as the first annual Ignite Fest, a day to celebrate and display Clarkson's innovation and organizational resources and activities available.

The day will consist of mini innovation activities that will take place each hour. Ignite Fest will be set up with resources and organizations tables, an awards ceremony featuring great prizes and some extra fun with the pep band!

Is your organization or department interested in sharing your skills with others on campus?

How Can You Get Involved?

Reserve a Table

Campus departments and student organizations can reserve a table to staff with their departmental expertise.

Staff Your Table

At least one person must be at your table at all times. Every representative staffing tables will receive an Ignite t-shirt to display their personal expertise. You can pick shirts up at registration and customize for each member of your table’s team (variety is best!)

Table set up and registration is 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 16th.
Your table should then be staffed from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events

11-12: Registration!

  • Resource partners that signed up to host a table and any Faculty and/or Staff that wish to share their expertise with the Clarkson Community can sign in and pick up their "Ask Me About" t-shirts at this time. Display your expertise in style!
  • Students are also welcome to register at this time and pick up their Ignite Fest ticket.


11:30: Start of Mini Innovation Activities

Does your team have what it takes to win?  Bring your teams of 4 to the stage in the Student Center Forum and show off your innovative skills in these mini collaborative innovation activities! 

  • 11:30 - Index Card Tower
  • 12:30 - Queen Bee Cup Tower
  • 1:30 - Straw Bridge


12:00-3:00: Resource Tabling

  • Come and network with the awesome resource partners, organizations, businesses, Faculty, and Staff who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics! Some topics include 3D printing and scanning, student run businesses, start-ups, prototyping, sustainability, computer graphics, and so much more! 
  • Participating students will collect a stamp or hole punch from each partner that they network with for a chance to be entered into the prize giveaway!


3:00-4:00 - Prize giveaway ceremony with the Pep Band!

Why Get Involved

Hey Clarkson Students! Did you know.... ?

  • Networking with the resource partners present at Ignite Fest will land you an opportunity to win some great prizes!
  • When you are done mingling and collecting stamps turn your ticket in to the registration table to be entered into the prize drawing! The more stamps you get the better the potential prize!


Wait... what about the Ignite Fest CamelBak? 

  • I'm sure you have seen them around - and I bet you want one! You can score your very own Ignite Fest CamelBak water bottle by coming to Ignite Fest! To get your CamelBak you must return your ticket to the registration table. The required question on the ticket must be answered! Stay hydrated in style by being a participant in the first annual Ignite Fest!