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Partner Event - STEAM Connect Conference 2015

When: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm PST
Where: 
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcom Hall
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
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Southern California Grantamkers is a proud collaborator of STEAMConnect’s 2015 STEAM Conference (@STEAMConnect) taking place at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego. At the conference, you will enjoy access to thought leaders providing the latest in STEAM, new professional development opportunities, and unique cross-discipline networking across arts and STEM educators, nonprofits, industry and policymakers.

This year we're moving from dialogue to action with an emphasis on workshops, interactive discussions and spotlight booths in focus areas of Education, Community, Industry and Policy. The preliminary agenda is available here and speakers are highlighted here.

Featured speakers:

  • Yvonne Spicer, Ed.D., Museum of Science Boston
  • Jeff M. Poulin, Americans for the Arts
  • Christopher Roe, California STEM Learning Network
  • Craig Watson, California Arts Council

 

Preliminary Agenda

**Additional sessions are pending and will be posted here as they are confirmed.

7:45 a.m. Check in open, breakfast & networking

9:00 a.m. Conference opener – performance & welcomes

9:35 a.m. National perspective on STEM, arts & STEAM 
Yvonne Spicer, Museum of Science Boston
Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts

10:20 a.m. California perspective on STEM, arts & STEAM 
Chris Roe, California STEM Learning Network Craig Watson, California Arts Council

11:30-12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions #1
STEAM case studies
Igniting student interest in  STEAM through after school programs
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab

12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch

2:00-3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions #2
Research updates, Dr. Liane Brouillette, UC Irvine
Arts+STEM professional development workshop, San Diego County Office of Education
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab
Industry panel discussion

3:45-4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions #3
Grantmakers session
Arts+STEM professional development workshop, San Diego County Office of Education
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab

The networking reception will take place on the evening of March 4th. Details and tickets will be available in January.

Please note, while there will be workshops available, this event is not student-focused.

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Who May Attend:
Open to grantmakers, nonprofits, and STEAM practitioners

Fee:
Early bird rate of $75 available until January 23, 2015.
Regular rate: $95

Registration:
Register online through STEAMConnect.

For questions please contact Kim Richards at [email protected] or 619-708-4430 

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