Month: May 2017

24 heures de l’INSA

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The “24 heures de l’INSA” is definitely the biggest event on the campus, and even the most important students festival in France. This event takes place at the end of May during a whole weekend, and brings together well-known artists, incredible sportsmen and more than 10,000 visitors a day !

Created in 1972, i.e. 15 years after the INSA’s foundation, the 24 heures de l’INSA is now fully part of the school’s identity, although its organizations and main goals have evolved throughout the years. Indeed, the event takes its name from a sports competition that appeared years ago : for 24 hours straight, sportsmen were biking around the campus and had to get the highest score (the best bikers travel more than 800 km !). Today, this tradition still takes place during the festival and isn’t restricted to biking : a 24h-long foot race, as well as a 24h-triathlon are organized and open to eveyone who wants to participate. And if you don’t take part in the races, plenty of activities are also set during the day (dance shows, theater plays, outdoor activities, etc.).

But the 24h de l’INSA isn’t only for sportsmen. Actually, the concerts at night draw visitors the most. For two nights, about 20 artists perform on the 3 stages of the festival. Well-known musicians, rising stars, techno music or rock bands, there is something for every taste !

Also fully organized by an INSA students association, this event is outstanding by its magnitude but as well by the large staff crew it necessitates. The core of the organization is made of about 80 voluntary students who work all year long to organize the festival : invitations to the artists, rent of materials for the concert stages and bars, plans for water and electricity flows, etc. But the crew isn’t bound to the association members : as the event approaches, the association hires not less than 100 volunteer students to help on the festival, and also a few others as part of the technical crew.

So don’t forget to buy your tickets for the concerts and take part in the races ! And if you want to help and discover the backstage of the biggest festival of the campus, don’t hesitate to sign in as a crew member. You’ll be more than welcome !

Visit the 24h’s official website : www.24heures.org

DIPC (Desintegration Premier Cycle)

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School year is coming to an end (D-46) and if you want to party one last time with the people you have met throughout the two years at INSA, you have come to the right place. The DIPC is the opportunity to celebrate the end of the first cycle and two years of intense work, have fun, and start up the summer correctly. If you are interested, here are the basic information concerning the event:

  • Where: Ardèche, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc.
  • Cost: Around 30-40 euros, transport and food included.
  • When: From the 18 of June on Sunday morning to the 19 of June, Monday evening.
  • What you need: A sleeping bag, a tent, dirty cloth, bathing suit, sunscreen and your party mood.

The activities include canoe, tanning by the beach, playing a petanque tournament, trying out slack, organizing volley matches and swimming. It is like a giant camping with only INSA students. A lot of SCAN peeps have put great efforts into organizing this event: Clara, Flore, Clement, Anaïs, Célia. We all should seriously considering coming. Each year the event is limited to around 200 people therefore as soon as the sells begin, you better be quick to be sure to have your ticket to the DIPC!

Lynn&Charlotte