The Series of Events of the Collaboration Festival 2024 Officially Opened

The official opening of the 2024 Collaboration Festival (Cofest) was held on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Assembly Hall of Building B, Universitas Pembangunan Jaya (UPJ). This opening signifies the commencement of the Cofest 2024 event series, which can now be enjoyed by the academic community of UPJ and the surrounding society. The event was attended by the UPJ Rector, Ir. Yudi Samyudia, Ph.D., Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, Dr. Ir. Agustinus Agus Setiawan, S.T., M.T., IPM, Head of the Communication Science Study Program at UPJ, Naurissa Biasini, S.I.Kom., M.I.Kom, along with faculty members and students.

The opening began with a speech by the chairman of the Cofest 2024 committee, Bazly Dipto Ardotjonro, who is also a student of the Communication Science Study Program Class of 2021. "After 6 years of conducting the closing ceremony, Cofest 2024 can now attract thousands of spectators. Cofest will be held at UPJ, specifically at Plaza Bodhi," said Bazly (26/02/2024). The closing event of Cofest 2024 will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 17:00 WIB, and this series of events is also in collaboration with 22 media partners and various sponsors.

The entire series of events for Cofest 2024 could not have run smoothly without the support of the Communication Science Study Program of UPJ, which has always been alongside and behind the committee members. The Secretary of the Study Program, Suci Marini Novianty, S.IP., M.Si., also gave her speech as a representative of the department. "Various activities carried out in the framework of Cofest event series always aim to provide a platform for students and the general public to channel their talents, interests, and opportunities for competition," said Suci (26/02/2024).

The opening event of Cofest 2024 was followed by an appearance from the committee members and a video performance highlighting the journey of Cofest events from previous years. This year's Cofest carries the theme of "Archipelago Diversity" with the tagline "Sabda Nusantara, Laksana Mantra." This tagline signifies that the youth are the key drivers of change for Indonesia's creative arts industry towards positive change.

Numerous events can be participated in during the course of Cofest 2024, such as creative industry seminars, titled "Innovation in the Creative Industry Drives the Potential of the Nation's Youth" and "Building a Resilient Creative Generation." These seminars will be presented by speakers from various platforms and creative companies in Indonesia. Additionally, Cofest 2024 also invites performers, including Lomba Sihir and Berita Disko, which will entertain the audience at the closing event.