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For the latest information on visiting the CITL Innovation Spaces during COVID, please visit our Visit CITL Spaces page.

CITL's Innovation Spaces were designed to foster discovery, innovation, and problem solving to provide new opportunities for learning across disciplines.

Schedule a visit or simply stop by the Innovation Studio (172 Armory) during our open hours – Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm. The studio is a 25-seat interactive visualization, makerspace, and VR classroom all in one. We have a video wall for visualizations, 10 VR/video editing/gaming workstations, and an array of emerging technologies, including virtual reality, laser cutting, 3D printing, 3D modeling, mixed reality, and much more. 

Completing the suite of spaces are the TechHub (151A Armory), a help desk for campus Canvas transition and other technology questions; the Virtual Reality Lab (173 Armory), for research and design of immersive educational experiences; and the Innovation Classroom (182 Armory), a one-of-a-kind, mixed-seating iFlex classroom for up to 45 students. CITL Innovation Spaces are free and open to all.

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Get involved

The CITL Innovation Spaces offer unique opportunities for everyone to get involved in transforming teaching and learning at the University of Illinois. Here are just a few ideas.

Faculty: Work with our consultants to explore an emerging technology or re-imagine your teaching. Share your passion in our Teaching Innovations Seminar Series. Partner with us on project-based activities or let CITL serve as your client for real-world learning opportunities. Schedule your course or class session in one of our new CITL Innovation Spaces.

Students: Explore the latest technologies in our hands-on, interactive exhibits. Stop by to try a virtual reality experience. Collaborate with your teammates on project-based work in a high-tech ideation space. Practice your presentation skills at open mic night or share your expertise through student led workshops.

Campus Units: Reach more students with a sponsored exhibit in the TechHub. Join the consortium of open-access spaces on campus for cross promotion and referrals.

Corporate Partners: Increase exposure to your latest products through a featured exhibit or in-kind donation. Sponsor a showcase event to highlight the educational impact of your products and services. Work with us to gather student input and feedback.

We'd love to hear your ideas! Contact Us using the Get Involved button below.

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