IdeaFest is a two-day event held each spring and includes presentations from undergraduate and graduate students spanning a range of disciplines. This year’s event will feature 87 research and creative scholarship oral presentations and panels and 116 poster presentations.

The event also features keynote speakers, student panels to discuss relevant topics of interests and performance excerpts from the College of Fine Arts.

The keynote speakers for this year’s symposium include Jacob Kerby, Ph.D, chair of the USD Department of Biology, and Bryan Akipa, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe and award-winning traditional Native American flute player.

The symposium is free and open to all students, faculty and staff, and community members. Most of the events will take place in the Muenster University Center on USD's campus.

“We invite everyone to participate in the 2023 IdeaFest celebration,” said Mandie Weinandt, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. “The breadth of the research and creative scholarship our students create spans all colleges and schools. It is incredible to see the entire campus community coming together to celebrate USD’s amazing students.”

Learn more about IdeaFest and see this year’s full schedule of events on the IdeaFest website. The event will also be livestreamed on Zoom.
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