The International Emerging Leaders Conference culminated on Thursday night with the Design Pitch. Mr. Hickman, Mrs. Sisisky, and Collegiate alumna, Professor Rowe (‘86) welcomed the delegates and guests before beginning the evening’s events. After having worked with the students all day, Professor Rowe discussed her passion for collaboration, and described an event at Virginia Commonwealth University called CreateAthon. 

As everyone gathered in the Academic Commons, the delegates had the opportunity to present their products to an audience of Collegiate students, host families, faculty, and friends of IELC. Each team presented three times as the guests rotated between groups. After seeing the presentations, the guests voted on the product they considered most innovative and the most sustainable. 

The night was a success, and every group did a great job presenting their innovative products. Who knows, maybe in the future the world will see some of these products in the real world!