Graduating students: Apply for NEXT 180 to win prizes and glory!

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Graduating students: Apply for NEXT 180 to win prizes and glory!

NEXT 180 features a series of rapid-fire creative presentations from graduating students across the Corcoran School of Art and Design. Each student will have three minutes and nine slides (which automatically advance every 20 seconds) to enlighten, inspire and entertain. This is a rare opportunity to share your work with fellow students from all disciplines across the Corcoran.

Graduating students – both undergraduate and graduate – are invited to propose a NEXT 180 talk or experience. What big idea are you taking from your studies into the world? What surprised you most during your time at GW?

And did we mention that we have prizes? We will be giving out prize money on the night for the presentations that are the most innovative, inspirational and imaginative.  


WHAT: We are seeking presentations (talks or performances) that focus on a single topic, example, idea, project, or technique. Want to propose a non-conventional format? We are open to them! You can use your three minutes in any way you think best explores the work that you’ve done here at GW. This is your chance to shine!


WHO: You! Anyone from the graduating class of 2019 can propose a NEXT 180 presentation.

We are seeking up to three students from each program to present.


WHEN: NEXT 180 will take place before the NEXT opening party on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 5 PM in the Hammer Auditorium. Presenters agree to attend both an afternoon rehearsal that day (from 4- 5 pm) and the NEXT opening night reception on April 25. There will also be a voluntary coaching session prior to the event (date TBD). During the event itself, there will be a live audience in the Hammer to cheer you on!


WHERE: NEXT 180 will be held in the Hammer Auditorium at 500 17th Street NW.


HOW: Submit a short (100 words or fewer) proposal, sharing what you’d use your three minutes for. All proposals will be assessed by the NEXT 180 Committee in consultation with faculty from each program.

Proposals are due via this Google Form by March 1, and presenters will be selected mid-March.