Provost’s office seeks submissions for ACCelerate Smithsonian Festival

The Office of the Provost is looking for exhibition-ready innovative projects to be showcased at the third ACCelerate Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival, scheduled for April 8 to 10, 2022, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

The festival is a gathering of all ACC institutions to celebrate creativity and innovation. In previous years the event has drawn more than 30,000 visitors. 

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit engaging and compelling projects with supporting media that demonstrate research and teaching impacts and have the potential to attract visitors. Projects will be evaluated based on completion, readiness and potential to actively engage the festival audience. 

Participants will be expected to travel to the Smithsonian to present their exhibit at the festival; all travel and transportation costs will be covered by the Office of the Provost. See some of the past Pitt projects featured at the festival.

Submit your proposal by July 12.

For more information, contact Meghan Culpepper at