What’s New in 2011

Each year after Imagine RIT ends we review all the feedback from our visitors in search of ways we can improve the festival. We thought you might like to know some of the feedback we received and some of the changes we’re making for 2011.

1.  Sixty percent of the exhibits at Imagine RIT are brand new this year! Visitors can look forward to seeing great new exhibits, as well as some of their old favorites.

2. We have redesigned the Plan Your Day site this year. With tags, kid-friendly exhibits, pre-made itineraries, and popular exhibit suggestions, creating your itinerary for the festival has never been easier.

3. Brand new this year is our mobile website. Visitors will now be able to view the mobile version of our Plan Your Day site on their smart phones. The mobile website includes a “Search Nearby” feature, which will allow visitors to search through exhibits that are close by.

4. As mentioned in a previous post, we are utilizing QR codes in a huge way at Imagine RIT this year. Each of the hundreds of exhibits will have a sign, which will include their own unique QR code. Visitors to the festival can scan the code with their smart phone to learn more about the exhibit.

5. A number of visitors to the festival indicated that they had a difficult time finding their way around campus. We are providing more signage across campus this year. In addition, there will be more volunteers called “roamers” to wander through campus and provide extra assistance to visitors, not only in finding their way around campus, but also to answer any questions or assist visitors in any way they may need.

6. In addition to increased signage, we received many requests related to food. It was suggested that we should increase our variety of food and offer food at more locations throughout campus. Food will be available at over 20 locations this year. You can now choose anything from cheeseburgers and chicken spiedies to fried Cheesecake and kettle corn.

The most frequent request we receive is to make this festival a two day event. Many visitors exclaim that there is just “too much to see and not enough time to see it.” We agree that there a lot to see, but we hope this inspires you to return next year!

Do you think these changes will help improve your experience at Imagine RIT? Let us know. Leave us a comment and tell us what you think!

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