If you dont know what Idea Night is, it could be described as an event somewhere between a thesis-defense with a shot clock and a start-up pitch with a gourmet meal and wine for those of an appropriate age.
Students are invited to submit papers, projects or original research for the enjoyment and education of the CMC community. Participants and their topics will be selected by the Forums editorial board for uniqueness, interest, and quality. We are looking for interesting arguments on any topic politics, culture, CMC, etc. Although the content will vary greatly, the format will remain constant: each participant will have 10 minutes, a projector and a podium. A short Q & A session will follow each talk.
Presentation skills will be valued equally alongside content. At the end of the event, the audience will be asked to rank the speakers on their interest and persuasiveness, and while everyone will get a token of our appreciation, the winner will be awarded a free ticket to the first weekend of Coachella. The second place finisher will receive a $50 dollar gift card to the village restaurant of his/her choice. The third and fourth place finishers will each receive a $25 gift card to the village restaurant of their choice.