LSU Center for Computation & Technology to Present Red Stick FutureFest March 27-31

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, will present this year’s Red Stick FutureFest on March 27-31. The festival will include seven events, over five days, featuring many international digital media professionals. This year, CCT is proud to include and host Esports LSU's annual premier local area network, or LAN, tournament with a variety of games called TigerLAN. The festival will introduce and celebrate Louisiana’s achievements in science, technology and art, and inspire the next generation.

“We are delighted to present the 2019 Red Stick FutureFest this year,” said J. “Ram” Ramanujam, CCT director. “This festival is a great place for our community to showcase accomplished students, teachers, artists and digital businesses.”

The FutureFest starts on Wednesday evening, March 27, with “Cinema for the Ears,” a concert of new electronic music and sonic art created by LSU students, faculty and world-renowned composers.

On Thursday, March 28, Lance Porter, director of the Social Media Analysis and Creation lab will host a panel discussion with social media experts on The Future of Social Media, as well as a workshop on Planning for Your Media Future.

On Friday, March 29, the Pro-Am Digital Jam gives amateur digital crafters a chance to work with international and local professionals to develop original content in 48 hours.

“We encourage people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and are excited to pair the best professionals from around the world with local participants and see what our community can produce,” said Marc Aubanel, director of LSU’s Digital Media Arts & Engineering program.

On March 30- 31, the Esports LSU league will host the annual premier LAN tournament called TigerLAN at both the LSU Digital Media Center and next door at the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center.

“We’re really excited to be delivering TigerLAN for the third year running, this time with the help of RedStick FutureFest and LSU CCT. It's going to be bigger and better than ever and we’re eager to reveal more details each day in the run-up to TigerLAN 2019. We have the ability to showcase Esports LSU in the best light and bring as much of the Baton Rouge gaming community to LSU's campus for a weekend of gaming,” said Ben Hosford, Esports LSU vice president.

A Kids’ Lab event will take place at the main branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring interactive projects from GEN READY and LIGO.

The Red Stick FutureFest is sponsored by LSU, The Advocate, East Baton Rouge Parish Library system, Knock Knock Children’s Museum, Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System, The Ebb and Flow Festival, Louisiana Entertainment and the Baton Rouge Area Council.

The festival is open to the general public. To learn more about Red Stick FutureFest or for an up-to-date, detailed schedule of events and locations, visit or follow the festival on Facebook and on Twitter at @RedStickFest or Instagram at rsfuturefest.




Contact Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations