CAPT Student Symposium 2018
22 Sep, 2018
Article written by Chua Wan Lin, Cheryl
CAPTISS 2018 saw over 400 attendees throughout the day with over 60 presenters at our 9 panels and poster sessions. We welcomed people from CAPT, the wider NUS community, other tertiary institutions, NGOs, government agencies and various community-based organisations from both Singapore and overseas.
The theme of CAPTISS 2018, held on 22 September 2018, is “Sharing Spaces: Diverse Approaches and Communities”. Our keynote speakers, Ms Yin Myo Su, Founder of the Inle Heritage Foundation, and Ms Anthea Ong, Founder of Hush, The Silent Teabar, kicked off the symposium with their insightful stories on how they implemented the concept of sharing spaces in their work.
Throughout the day, we showcased over 40 projects and organisations that helped us understand the concept of Sharing Spaces from different angles. We also saw the return of the Human Library which was, once again, well-attended with over 60 participants and 13 “books”.
Furthermore, as a testament to the potential of CAPTISS being a space for innovation, the organising committee created an Art Gallery and an Applied Theatre session to give attendees the chance to interact with thought-provoking art and cultivate empathy.
Finally, one of our aims in CAPTISS 2018 was to foster collaboration and interaction, and in this regard, our Hospitality team has done a wonderful job in creating the perfect atmosphere for building connections between all attendees. The networking session in the Presenters’ Evening and Finale Night were new features that reinforced the idea that people are at the centre of what we do in CAPTISS.
Quite a few have remarked on how professional and well-organised the event was. One presenter has even suggested spreading the programme out and inviting more people from other schools and institutions. Many presenters thanked us for giving them this opportunity to share their work and connect with other organisations. Our own CAPTains have shared personally that they learnt a lot, the panels were interesting, and the presenters were good. Overall, CAPTISS 2018 promises to leave a lasting impact on all attendees, in both tangible and intangible ways.