The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology held its 4th annual Undergraduate Conference on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. During this exciting event, students had the opportunity to share their essays, performances, films, art pieces, and projects with fellow FCAT students, faculty and staff, while celebrating the diversity of our programs. Following 2011's "Spaces of Culture", 2012's "Border Crossing", and 2013's "The Human", this year's conference theme was The Machine.
The theme of 'The Machine' was meant to offer some guidance and inspiration for submission pieces. However, it was completely up to each student as to how s/he interpreted this theme. We welcomed all interpretations. We also welcomed submission pieces that may have used the theme as an initial point of inspiration, but in their final forms ended up diverting from the theme.
The conference consisted of a series of 20-minute student-presentations*. Three presentations occured concurrently in any given time-slot throughout the afternoon. There were approximately 16 presentations and 6 performances. As well as an Installations, Displays, and Posters area featuring 12 different projects. Attendees (professors, students, and community members) chose to attend approximately 8 presentations, and interacted with Installations, Displays, and Posters during a set break. Following the presentations, there was a reception on-site for both presenters and attendees.
Special thanks to all of the presenters, the Ambassadors/Adjudicators - Dr. Stuart Poytnz, Dr. Carman Neustaedter, and Dr. Robert Kitsos, SFU President Andrew Petter, SFU VPA Dr. Jon Driver, SFU Meetings & Events, SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit, and SFU Bookstore.