The Innovation Celebration was established in 2012 thanks to a generous donation from Samantha Hammontree and the Weiner Foundation. During the inaugural year, a team of Global Business students were given the opportunity to create, develop, and host the CAPS charity event. Since then, the Innovation Celebration has evolved to include students throughout all areas of CAPS in the event design and execution and is now CAPS signature showcase event, raising over $375K to date. This money has been used to support student projects and programming.
The 2019 Innovation Celebration was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019. A keystone feature of the event was CAPSTalks where students competed for scholarships. Audition-versions of the CAPSTalks finalists can be viewed by clinking the links.