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Innovation Day
Celebrating impact through innovation

November 16, 2018
Sun Devil Stadium, gates open at 3pm

Experience a slice of the ASU innovations impacting our world and enjoy free food and Starbucks Cold Brew while it lasts. ASU’s first-ever Innovation Day will bring the university’s innovators – students, staff, faculty and partners – together at Sun Devil Stadium from 3-5 pm for an afternoon of discovery and community culminating with a performance by Reggie Watts. Innovation Day is a chance to celebrate the innovation mindset that’s made ASU the most innovative university in the nation for four years in a row!


Hands-on activities and demos

Explore a maker lab from adidas and booths from units across the university that represent innovation at ASU

Innovation in action

Innovation in action

See a VR science lab experience, robotic dogs, the Starbucks Cold Brew bike and more as you explore the stadium

Talking outside

Learn something new

Colleges and units from across the university will have some of their most innovative projects on display

Meet the innovators

Meet the innovators

Connect with ASU’s innovation community and find new ways to get involved

Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

Win prizes as you compete in games, contests and more

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts

Part musician and vocalist, part comedian, all innovator. Reggie Watts takes the stage on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck to cap off the day. A limited number of free tickets will be available exclusively through the ASU Mobile app (found under 365 Community Union in the app menu). Download it today.

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 Innovation Day Unit Activities

adidasGet a free shirt and personalize it with custom decals
AthleticsLearn what makes Sun Devil uniforms cutting edge
Barrett, the Honors CollegeExplore 30 years of innovation
Business and FinanceDiscover process improvement methods to help any organization
Center for Games & ImpactUnlock your potential through ThriveCast
Changemaker CentralMeet some ASU changemakers and add your story
College of Health SolutionsLearn how to redesign your organization and eliminate silos
University College and the College of Integrative Sciences and ArtsAssess your holistic well-being
College of Nursing and Health InnovationStudents from the HEALab demo their technology
Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationInnovations in storytelling (AR/VR and news games)
EdPlusMeet the coaches from ASU Online in real life
Educational Outreach and Student ServicesTake a fitness challenge with Devils Adapt from the Sun Devil Fitness Complex
Entrepreneurship + InnovationVenture Devils will demo their products and innovations
Facilities ManagementSee innovations that support ASU sustainability goals
Fulton Schools of EngineeringLearn how robotic dogs support the visually impaired
Herberger Institute for Design and the ArtsExplore acoustic ecology research using VR headsets
Photography display from Photography MFA candidates and portraiture students
Watch the short video “Dear Women,” produced by ASU students about women in the film industry
Knowledge Enterprise DevlopmentIdeate with the Luminosity Lab
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers CollegeSee how ASU is changing K-12 education
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and SciencesImprove your public speaking with CommLab
Office of the Knowledge Enterprise ArchitectMeet the students from the Innovation Happens podcasts and compete in an egg drop contest
Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawExplore the school's newest programs
School for the Future of Innovation in SocietyLearn the secret to solving grand challenges
School of Life SciencesExperience a Virtual Reality science lab
StarbucksGrab a cold brew from the Nitro Brew Bike
Thunderbird School of Global ManagementSee how DreamBuilder is helping female entrepreneurs
University Technology OfficeInteractive sound game and "Ask Alexa"
Watts College of Public Service and Community SolutionsInteract with the School of Social Work's myPlan app
W. P. Carey School of BusinessStaff stories of innovation

Can’t attend?

Go to ASU’s Facebook page for streaming video updates throughout the afternoon.

Innovation Day Location

Sun Devil Stadium


Parking and Transportation Details

Parking will be FREE beginning at 2pm in Lot 59 on the NORTH side of Sun Devil Stadium. Enter stadium from the South East or South West entrances.

From Tempe campus
Take the FLASH shuttle and enter the stadium at the South East entrance.

From Downtown, Polytechnic or West campus
Shuttles every 30 minutes through 11pm with an additional stop in front of Sun Devil Stadium this day only. Additionally, for the Downtown campus, RSVP to the event and show your ID for a free one-day transit pass for light rail. Passes available on the day of the event at the Parking and Transportation Services office on the ground floor of UCENT between 7:30am – 4:30pm.

Use code INNOVATIONDAY for 20% off rides to and from Sun Devil Stadium.