SPARK has been postponed

Student Event

Ignite creativity! The second annual SPARK event is a design charrette that allows students and professionals to come together to explore ideas, share experiences, and spark connections. The afternoon will be filled with the student design competition, catered refreshments, and wrapping up the day with a networking dinner. This design competition provides a great opportunity for students to collaborate and ignite creative solutions based on the selected design challenge. New this year, each group’s project will be displayed and voted on at IIDA Northland Chapter’s booth at Minnecon!

What is a charrette?

For the Spark charrette, students will work with a partner to solve a design challenge.  In a set amount of time, you and your partner will come up with a creative design solution.  You will be given the project parameters and some design tools.  Students can bring inspiration images, and any design tools they prefer to use. Some of the things you will need to create could include sketches, plans, and details.  At the end of the competition, you will create a project board that shows your solution to the design problem.


2:00 PM – Event Start / Charrette Info
2:30 PM – Charrette Work Time Start
5:00 PM – Charrette Work Time End
*Optional dinner following immediately afterward – Location TBD


Science Museum of Minnesota, Argon Room


Price: [Students Only]
Student Members: TBD
Student Non-Members: TBD


This event is open for 20 students!
Students may select their own partner or we will pair you up with another student.





Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.

Event registration is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.