8th Annual Arizona SciTech Kickoff Conference: Community Stakeholder Summit

This year’s Kickoff Conference will focus on bringing together Arizona’s key stakeholders in what will be the largest collaborative STEM conference in the state! Join 1,200+ leaders in business, industry, education, government, NGO, the community, and more as they work to both position Arizona as a world leader in science, technology, and innovation, and solidify Arizona’s STEM ecosystem by establishing unique collaborations through interactive panels, workshops, tables, and more. Don’t miss out! REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!


Registration is now open for this year’s Arizona SciTech Kickoff Conference: “Community Stakeholder Summit,” where we will kick off the 8th season of Arizona’s 2019 SciTech Festival! #azscitech @azscitechfest



This year’s program will include the following 6 tracks with interactive panels, discussions, workshops, and talks!

The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation – Did you know Arizona is on the front lines of innovation in STEM? Learn about opportunities to engage, from exciting speakers to free resources for all!
STEM in Education – Innovative ideas and practices to impact science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in and out of the classroom at all grade levels (**Professional Development Hours offered for ALL sessions!)
Bridging the Barriers in STEM – Be inspired by our local leaders who are breaking down boundaries, merging points of view, and using our differences as a platform to enhance STEM in Arizona. 
Tricks & Best Practices of Event Planning for STEM Organizers– Best practices to plan, promote, engage your community, and build partnerships for your event.
STEM Workforce & Our Community – Come discover what exciting careers and jobs are out there, the how’s and why’s of STEM professionals and everyday people’s engagement all around us, and and find out what brings Arizona together! 
Arts & Sneaky Science – Experience how the arts & the “non-traditional” are directly interconnected with STEM, and see what fascinating “STEAM” endeavors are being made in Arizona.


*Interested in Exhibiting and/or Sponsoring the event? EMAIL MARISA NOW TO BE NEXT IN LINE ON OUR WAITLIST! (Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Save your place in line, as exhibiting spaces will be open on a first-come, first-served basis!)


Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm 
Location: Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 
*Carpooling, rideshare, and public transportation are strongly encouraged. The Valley Metro Light Rail stops at the Mesa Arts Center! 


General Public: $40 Early Bird ($50 post-EB) 
Educators: $30 Early Bird ($40 post-EB)
Students: $10 each 
*New this year: Your FREE LUNCH included with your registration!  
**Interested in group rates of 10 or more? Please contact Marisa at mostos@aztechcouncil.org




7:30 – 9:00 am: Registration, Networking, Exhibitions & Breakfast 
9:00 – 10:00 am: Keynote & Announcements 
10:15am – 12:00 pm: Morning Sessions 
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Lunchtime Sessions 
1:15 – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Sessions 
4:15 – 4:30 pm: Closing Session & Announcements 


Networking Opportunities: 

One of the most unique facets about the AZ SciTech Kickoff Conferences is that it is a collaborative effort, put on BY and FOR THE COMMUNITY. Last year, over 500 organizations united in a mission to connect, collaborate, and promote and enhance STEM in Arizona. Meet and join this once-a-year opportunity and TAKE PRIDE in YOUR CONFERENCE. 


Full Session Listing:



The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation


STEM Workforce & Our Community 


Bridging the Barriers in STEM 


Arts & Sneaky Science 


STEM in Education 


Tips, Tricks, & Secrets of Event Planning & Engagement 

  • All About Running the Non-Traditional STEM Event (UofA)
  • Marketing and Public Relations (UofA)
  • Best Practices of AZ’s Top Event Planners (UofA)
  • How to Use Media To Your Advantage (UofA)


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