We’re thinking outside the box, and going online!
DigiFest South has refocused our plans from the traditional in-person event of the past years, and pivoted towards an online event instead. Since we will not be able to physically host our students, we decided that we should aim towards hosting a virtual conference. We want to continue to provide a highly interactive and educational event for our students, so we’ve come up with the following components that we believe will augment our interactivity goals for this year’s expo:
We’re asking local businesses and academia to provide 5-10 minute video presentations that demonstrate how they use or contribute to STEAM education and employment in the local community.
Instead of having students attend in person, we would provide virtual “tour guides” where anyone can visit local businesses or college campuses and perform live interactions with the students, by using 360-degree cameras.
We will create and package a number of STEAM activities that students K-12 can pick up at designated locations, such as Bossier Libraries and the Bossier Arts Council.
During the next five months (October 2020-February 2021), DigiFest will provide a theme-based virtual conference, where each month would feature one of the letters of STEAM, providing continuous coverage on our Facebook Page, at the Bossier Arts Council, select Bossier City Libraries, and from our dedicated sponsors. This monthly-themed conference aims to promote STEAM-related activities, events, and careers as follows: