May 3, 2024
Digital Showcase
Humboldt Library
Virtual Reality Demo

A Showcase of Research and Creative Projects

Welcome to ideaFest 2024!

*UPDATE –  The 11th Annual IdeaFest will now be held on Friday, May 3, 2024, at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Parkway, Arcata, from 3:00-5:00pm. All registered participants have been notified of the event modifications. We appreciate your understanding and patience.


Join us on Friday, May 3, 2024 as more than 200 Students, Faculty, and Staff from Cal Poly Humboldt showcase research, performances, digital projects, and more! ideaFest is a campus-wide event sponsored by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Marketing & Communications, and the Library in collaboration with the Colleges. We are all excited for the opportunity to support the development and dissemination of research & creative activities at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Registration for the 2024 ideaFest symposium is now closed. Printing has started for posters that were registered by the deadline. Printed posters will be delivered and set up by the event staff on the morning of the event. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to locate your poster, get some refreshments, and store your belongings. The Arcata Community Center will be very full, so presenters are encouraged to bring as few belongings as possible to keep the walking paths clear.

We hope you also consider publishing your poster in Humboldt Digital Commons and a research paper in ideaFest Journal, Humboldt's own peer-reviewed academic journal.  The deadline to submit an article to the journal is two weeks after the end of the fall and spring semesters. For more information contact The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt at