Manifest is Columbia College Chicago's annual showcase that celebrates the student work that only  students can create. At Manifest, visitors encounter thought-provoking gallery exhibitions, live performances, fashion shows, original game design, literary readings and more--all curated by the talent that defines Columbia College Chicago's unique campus culture.

In addition to seeing the cutting-edge work of  students and organizations, participants also enjoy musical performances by student bands and DJs on three outdoor stages. The day culminates with a national headliner.

As the assistant to the producer of Manifest my senior year, and working within the office that produces the festival for three years, I was able to get a front-row seat in large-scale event planning.