2019 Elms Innovation Challenge Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, February 16

Time Activity Location
8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast and commuter check-in Lyons Center 107 (LC 107)
9- 9:30 a.m. Welcome LC 107
9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Design Thinking Workshop with Amanda Garcia and Sara Smiarowski LC 107
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Panel discussion on bullying moderated by Professor Maureen Holland LC 107
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch LC 107
2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Group 1: Improv with Pam from Happier Valley Comedy Faculty Dining Room (FDR)
Group 2: Brainstorming with Amanda Garcia and Sara Smiarowski LC 003
4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Group 2: Improv with Pam from Happier Valley Comedy FDR
Group 1: Brainstorming with Amanda Garcia and Sara Smiarowski LC 003
6:00 p.m. Bus to Easthampton
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Dinner and Escape Room Easthampton
9:30 p.m. Return to Elms College


Sunday, February 17

8 a.m. Bus to Valley Venture Mentors headquarters in Springfield VVM
8:30 a.m. Breakfast VVM
9 a.m. Field Research Workshop with Shannon Dillard VVM
10 a.m.-noon Focus groups on bullying VVM
Noon- 1 p.m. Working Lunch: Brainstorming-How Might We….? VVM
1 p.m. Bus back to Elms College
1:30-2:30 p.m. Storyboarding Workshop with Tina Stevens LC 107
2:30-6 p.m. Storyboarding work with graphic design students and Goose Gosselin LC 107, CIT Lab
6-7 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Work in groups


Monday, February 18

Please dress in business professional attire.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast LC 107
9-10 a.m. How to Pitch Workshop with Jeremy Casey Library, second floor
10 a.m.-noon Group work with mentors Library conference rooms
noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch Library well
12:30-3 p.m. Work with design students to finalize presentations and storyboards
3 p.m. Final presentations due
4-5 p.m. Storyboard presentations Library well
5-6 p.m. Final Pitch presentations Library Theater
6:30-7:30 p.m. Awards Dinner Dining Hall Annex

This schedule is for use by Elms Innovation Challenge participants only.