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Monday, September 7, 2015

Meet Up at the SciTech Festival Kickoff Event
When you think of STEM, do you imagine Silicone Valley? San Francisco and New York City even? But, Arizona?

Yes, Arizona. Arizona has been on the forefront of promoting STEM for students, families, educators, and communities.

In fact, my last Meet Up was in Arizona for the STEM Club Conference.

The popular TV show "STEM Journals" is filmed primarily in Arizona. Meteorite Man, Geoff Notkin, travels around, highlighting STEM careers. In fact, Geoff helped kickoff the SciTech Festival season last year.

Arizona is also home to the SciTech Festival.

"Spearheaded by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 450 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12." (
This year, Arizona SciTech will kickoff the season with their Innovation Arizona Summit.

Want to attend sessions? There are over 20.
Sessions will be organized with the following tracks:

  • Innovation - Entrepreneurs and investors share best practices about developing your pitch, girls in technology, co-working spaces and more.
  • Festival & Events – Best practices to plan, promote and build partnerships for your event.
  • STEM & Education – Innovative ideas and practices to impact science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in and out of the classroom.
  • Pathways – Learn about key AZ industry sectors such as Cybersecurity, Sustainability and Materials Science through diverse perspectives from industry leaders, University research professors, PK20 educators and more.
  • AZ Makers – Experience Arizona’s “maker” landscape with interactive talks and hands-on activities in this one of a kind Maker Room.

Want to see the latest gadgets? There are over 50 exhibitors.

Want to network? There will be over 1,000 attendees. And me. And, hopefully you. I have been attending the Innovation Summit for years and have found it to be a great opportunity to meet up with STEM-minded individuals from around the state.

Let's meet up for lunch. If you will be there and are interested in talking all things STEM, email me at .

1 comment:

  1. Hey Susan, I am registered and have requested the day.