7th Annual Arizona SciTech Kickoff Conference: Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem

Registration is now open for this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference: “Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem,” where we will kick-off the 7th season of Arizona’s SciTech Festival!

What makes this conference so unique is the diversity of collaborators represented with business, industry, education, government, NGOs, community leaders and more! With 50 sessions, 60+ exhibitors, and countless networking opportunities, there is something for everyone! Over 1,200 attendees are already registered. Don’t miss out!

“This year’s conversation will center around Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem with the diverse stakeholders, communities and resources it takes to position Arizona as a world leader in science, technology and innovation. A primary objective will be to solidify Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem by helping to establish unique collaborations through interactive panels, workshops, tables and more.”


Date: August 31, 2017 
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 



7:45 – 9:00 am: Registration & networking breakfast
9:00 – 11:45 am: Morning sessions and networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and lunchtime sessions
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Afternoon sessions and networking 




EXHIBITOR TABLES: Come experience 60+ diverse exhibitors showcasing interactive STEM opportunities including an entire 3rd floor of Engaging, Hands-on Fun! With special features: Immersive Technologies section + a chance to participate in an Hour of Code. Spacing is limited. Register today




This year’s program will include 7 tracks with interactive panels, discussions and talks in the seven following tracks:

Computer Science and Engineering – Engineering has become one of the hottest interdisciplinary topics in education these days. Learn about opportunities to engage from exciting speakers to coding opportunities!
Art, Design through STEM – Experience how the arts are directly interconnected with STEM and see what fascinating “STEAM” endeavors are being made in Arizona.
STEM Instruction – Innovative ideas and practices to impact science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in and out of the classroom 
Community STEM Action and Volunteerism – Find out what role STEM plays in our community and learn about how everyday people are making a difference in the world of STEM! 
STEM Careers & Business – Come discover what exciting careers and jobs are out there, and find out what the future of Arizona holds! 
Festival & Event Planner Track – Best practices to plan, promote and build partnerships for your event.
Student Voice – Learn how students are transforming the landscape of STEM in our communities.

*Note, some sessions are limited capacity. Sign up for Limited Capacity sessions at Registration Desk. First come, first served. 

Thank you again to our Kickoff Conference Sponsors!