Network and reconnect with your alma mater through an evening of conversation and art. UCF alumni receive a complimentary first drink as you enjoy work by UCF students throughout Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Exhibits include collaborative assemblage totem sculptures, gaming cabinets, Theatre UCF costumes, and banners displaying School of Visual Arts and Design student artwork.
You’ll also have a unique opportunity to meet board members and alumni from the following UCF alumni chapters:
College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Chapter
Rosen College of Hospitality Management Alumni Chapter
College of Business Alumni Chapter
College of Sciences Alumni Chapter
Seminole County UCF Alumni Chapter
Marching Knights Alumni Chapter
Please click here to register: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10268576
*The UCF Alumni Networking Hour does not include tickets to A Celebration of Arts, Storytelling and Technology, Bernstein’s Mass, or Project Spotlight's Play It By Ear. To purchase or reserve tickets in advance for these events, please see below:
6 - 9 p.m. | A Celebration of Arts, Storytelling and Technology*
Free ticket required
One night of exhibitions showcasing work that weaves together arts and technology, featuring a digital media showcase, an alumni panel, interactive projections, and demonstrations of digital storytelling, tools for historians, and video gaming.
Alumni panelists include Rainer Flor '05, co-founder and chief product officer for PhotoDay, a software platform for labs and studios; Jenny Farhat '10MA, artist, photographer, filmmaker, and digital content creator with a focus on social responsibility and human rights; and Hezekiah Olopade '15, co-founder and project lead for indie startup Glass Cat Studios, a game development company creating virtual reality escape rooms.
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Bernstein's MASS*
Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers is an enormous and ambitious piece, including more than 300 people. Written by Leonard Bernstein for the inauguration of the Kennedy Center in 1971, the piece gave voice to an anti-war youth culture that was seeking truth and transparency from its government. Though Mass challenges divine authority, exposing its contradictions and questioning religion’s relevance to contemporary life, it ultimately serves as a reaffirmation of faith and hope for universal peace.
8 - 9:30 p.m. | Project Spotlight's Play It By Ear*
Play it by Ear by UCF graduate student Daniel Romano is a full-length play about a group of 20-somethings trying to figure out how life works while living in NYC. This is an intimate show, which explores the ideas of friendship, heartbreak, love, and—above all else—the ever-present struggle between passion and responsibility.