Digifest South 2017: All You Need to Know

DigiFest South is back for its fifth year, offering the creative minds in the Shreveport-Bossier area a chance to experience art, music, gaming, robotics and technology all rolled into a week of technology-focused learning. Your scary movies and haunted houses will have to take a backseat this October. With a full lineup of special events, contests and hands-on exhibits, DigiFest South is sure to provide all the thrills you crave.

Advancements in technology are all around us, and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Schools from all over the region bring students to propel their young minds into another realm of possibilities. In many instances, younger students know more about what is currently on the market than adults do. DigiFest South is a great way to highlight the best and brightest our area has to offer while quite possibly teaching the students a thing or two. And, really, what kid does not love a good field trip?

One of the most anticipated events this year is the DigiFest South Expo held in the Bossier Civic Center. Brandon Crist, Marketing Coordinator for Bossier Arts Council, states that the goal of the Expo is to utilize the STEAM movement (placing art and design at the center of STEM subjects) to help facilitate “the United States as a leader in education and as an innovative economy, to help fuel passion in students in more technical fields. The region’s greatest innovators in engineering, art and math will be available to show students that math and science are fun and exciting, and that tangible opportunities are available in the Shreveport-Bossier area.”

For more information on DigiFest South 2017, check out the Schedule of Events below.

Schedule of Events:

Oct 13-15 – DigiCode – Game Development Competition – Bossier Arts Council – 6-7 PM

Have you and your buddies ever thought you could create the next Minecraft or Call of Duty? Prove it! Get your team together and get to BAC tonight to get started. While the theme remains a secret until the games begin, you can bring your own computer and choice of free gaming framework and other free website gaming resources ready to go beforehand. Go for the gold since the winning game will be on display at the DigiExpo the next week!

Oct 17 – North Louisiana Education Summit – East Bank Theatre 6-7 PM

If you’ve ever wanted to have your voice heard regarding local opportunities in the digital field, now’s your chance. Local leaders will be ready to discuss ways to enrich the education of our youth. This event is free to the public and all area teachers are encouraged to attend.

Oct 18 & 19 – DigiFest Expo: Free Tech + Creativity Fair – Bossier Civic Center 9 AM – 2 PM

What does our city have to offer in the area of technology, art, science and math? Find out at the DigiFest Expo where over 50 exhibitors will be on hand to share their latest, greatest and most innovative ideas. DigiFest South Expo is free for exhibitors and attendees.

Oct 20 – DigiMusic: Free Concert for All Ages – Beneath the Texas Street Bridge 6 PM

DigiFest is going out with a bang this year by providing a free all ages concert in the Red River District featuring local musicians, laser lights and LED dancers. This year’s lineup includes Jay Whatley, Nanolog, Quickie Mart, Ryan Viser and Piranha. Time to jam out and show off your best moves!

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