Nothing ever evolves in a silo. STEM is evolving into STEAM but as the education system strives to develop new curriculum to prepare students for a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, it will require the active participation of the ED-TECH industry innovators who are developing the technology based tools and creative applications of those tools that schools will need to implement. This conference will be both a showcase of the emerging technologies and services being developed locally within our entrepreneurial eco-system on Long Island as well as an in-depth panel discussion with education and industry leaders working to build the infrastructure needed to prepare students for future employment opportunities. Not to be dismissed is the ever growing adult population requiring workforce development and continuing education support. This population of career changers – either willingly looking to become more entrepreneurial or those forced into career pivots due to job loss – represents an increasingly large percentage of the regional talent pool. Our goal is to create a stimulating dialog between the innovators in industry and education.
3:30 – 6:15 pm Vendor Exhibits.(Open to middle/HS students and the public from 3:30 – 5:20 pm).
5:00 – 5:20 pm KEYNOTE: TBA
5:30 – 6:30 pm food and networking & music
6:45 – 8:00 pm Panel discussion Moderator Ken White of Brookhaven National Labs with Nancy Richner, Education Director at the Hofstra University Museum; Victoria Hong, Associate Chairperson and Assistant Professor for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at St. Joseph’s College; Andrew Grefig, Director of Curriculum at Teq plus more!