Fish 2.0 participants
CIE Media Team
Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.
PlayerSpace receives the 2017 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Welcome Week is Coming

See our list of vendors and raffle prizes for our annual student-centered Welcome Week event! You could win anything from VIP Defy Gravity passes to a full hair & makeup photoshoot, plus you'll get free Islands tacos. 

Eduardo Mora

Friday Feature: Interactive Game-Maker Kidobit Attends the Creative Startups Accelerator

Over the next two weeks, the CIE will be featuring each of the two member startups that were chosen to compete in the Winston-Salem Creative Startups Accelerator.

Eduardo Mora found his love for education—and his love for Wilmington—while studying abroad at UNCW during his undergraduate years, an exchange student from his native Chile. He has returned to Wilmington to pursue a master’s degree in Spanish while teaching undergraduates, and along the way, he’ll be teaching children how to code.

Still from GITCAG

Get in the Car and GO

Encore Magazine reports on "Get in the Car and Go," a television show from Bits and Peaces Productions. The CIE's Media Team helped create the pilot, "a 20-minute exploration of Wilmington’s hidden gems."


NC fILM Forum: Connecting Our Community's Creatives

5:00 - 8:00 PM

August 9th: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

A monthly gathering of the Wilmington film community coming together for local artists' screenings, networking, and discussion about how to advance the film industry in the ILM.

This event is free! More information coming soon.


Investing in Solar: Affordable, Accessible, Easy, and Good for the Planet

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for an informational workshop about the feasibility and financial benefits of investing in solar.  In this workshop you will learn how you, an average citizen, can help be part of the solution and reap financial benefits for themselves.

Free for members; $15 for nonmembers. Register here.