The most meaningful approach to storytelling is interaction with the people who are the stories: current, living, creators of new ideas and developers of the latest innovations. Through engagement with the “who behind the what,” the stories come alive and create an emotional impact.
Our annual ciLive! (Celebrate! Innovation Live) gives students and the community opportunities to interact with people (some famous, all inspired) who have dreamed, created, and accomplished. During this thought-provoking and interactive event, students listen, absorb, and engage without the stress of the regular class routine. Generous sponsors make the event free and open to the public.
Ever since DMACC West Campus was established in 2001, fostering student creativity and innovation has remained the goal of all programs and courses. ciLive! is the thriving, inspiring, embodiment of this goal.
ciLive! is a local-facing conference with world-class presenters, making it a unique combination of a university lecture series, Ted Talks, and SXSW. Unlike other large conferences, each talk is followed by a speaker meet-and-greet where attendees can converse with the speakers and collect signatures.