2019 Research and Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON)

The CCS is pleased to invite you to the third annual CCS Research & Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON). Taking place on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 in UCSB's Girvetz Hall, the conference will correspond with the annual UCSB Parents and Family Weekend.

RACA-CON brings together the CCS community of faculty, students, alumni, parents, and friends to learn about the remarkable work being conducted by students across all eight CCS majors (Art, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computing, Mathematics, Music Composition, Physics, and Writing & Literature). All faculty, students, alumni, current and past parents, friends of the College, and the greater UCSB community are welcome.

Please check back here for more details as they become available and please RSVP no later than October 23, 2019 to ensure we have adequate refreshments.

The keynote speaker for 2019 is Jon Ritt (CCS Art '18).

Application Form

2019 RACA-CON applications are closed. 

Conference Schedule (exact times subject to change)

12:45 PM − Welcome/Guest Sign in
1:00 PM − Dean's Introduction, Room 1004
1:15 PM − Student Talks, Various Rooms
2:30 PM − Poster Session, Girvetz Courtyard
3:45 PM − Keynote by Jon Ritt, Room 1004
4:45 PM − Closing

Parking Information

If you are driving to campus, please click here for parking information and a campus map. Please make sure to purchase a day pass from the parking kiosk to avoid being ticketed. 


Meet the 2019 Keynote Speaker

Jon Ritt
Jon Ritt

Jon Ritt (CCS Art '18)

As a designer, art director, and creative director, Jon Ritt mixes art and commerce to create stories full of distinction, intrigue, and attraction to help brands come to life. He enjoys his role leading talented people to make the world a more interesting and creative place. He finds that mixed minds create powerful ideas especially when surrounded by artistry and clarity, allowing everyone to imagine and realize a brighter future. With this philosophy, Ritt started his own company, Jon Ritt Design Co., in 2012 and now serves as the Executive Creative Director / Chief Creative Officer at The Clorox Corporation / Electro. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration at CCS, Ritt led the effort to build the College’s brand identity and designed its very first logo.