Watch Live and Vote on Saturday, May 1- The SMSD R&D Forum!

Watch Live and Vote on Saturday, May 1- The SMSD R&D Forum!
Shawnee Mission School District

This year’s R&D Forum features a virtual Student Showcase and a livestreamed Pitch Finals competition.

Here’s how to view the R&D Forum live on May 1:

8 a.m. – Watch the Digital Student Showcase

Click here to view the showcase

Viewers will see examples of student work from Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from students across the district.

The showcase will remain available for on-demand viewing.

9 a.m. – R&D The Next Great Idea pitch finals competition

Click here to watch the livestream of The Next Great Idea Pitch Finals competition

Participants will be competing for cash awards to help make their dreams a reality. This competition is presented in partnership with community partners at Startland.

11:30 a.m. – Viewers at home will be able to vote for their favorite pitch and help us determine the “People’s Choice” winner.  Here is the link to vote:

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.- View the Student Showcase 

2 p.m. –  Watch The Next Great Idea awards ceremony

After the ceremony, the pitch competition will be available for on-demand viewing.

May 1, 2021, marks the 59th year of the Research and Development Forum. We extend our sincere appreciation to the Regnier Family for 59 years of generous support for the Shawnee Mission School District R&D Forum.