Pre-conference Workshops/Tours

All local pre-conference tours are free to all IFFTI attendees and will be conducted as walking tours starting from the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall Atrium. Registration is required for planning purposes. Workshops may include a materials fee.


May 4th Visitor Center

This tour will be free and is strongly recommended for ALL attendees to the conference. We will organize multiple tour session times on both Monday and Tuesday morning of the conference week.


Design Innovation Ecosystem Tour

Hear a brief presentation about Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative and Ecosystem, provided by J.R. Campbell, Executive Director of Design Innovation. This tour will include a ‘sneak peak’ of the new Design Innovation Hub, which will be under construction during the conference dates; and will also include stops at some of the DI NODE locations (like the TechStyleLAB).


TechStyle LAB

Multiple free tours will be provided to the TechStyleLAB; the Fashion School’s digital design and production maker space.


Fashion School Store

Multiple free tours will be organized to visit the Fashion School Store in downtown Kent.