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7:30 - 9:00am

Registration, Networking, Exhibitions & Breakfast

Main Lobby
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]
Breakfast - Outside [**No longer on the 3rd Floor**]

9:00-9:05AM

Opening Remarks by Mesa Mayor John Giles - [IKEDA THEATER]

9:05 - 10:00am

Welcome / Keynote Speaker: Scott Flansburg -- The Human Calculator

[IKEDA THEATER]

10:15 - 11:00am

Morning Sessions [Block 1]

[ALL BUILDINGS]
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]

Session 1:
Harnessing Electricity & Magnetism to Design the World's Most Powerful Satellite

Panel. All Ages & Interests [IKEDA THEATER]

Session 2:
Why It's Good to Talk About Gender Parity in STEM

Panel. All Ages & Interests [PIPER THEATER]

Session 3:
Leading From the Inside Out

Workshop. All Ages & Interests [FARNSWORTH THEATER]

Session 4:
Ask A Female Engineer

Panel. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Students! [NESBITT/ELLIOTT PLAYHOUSE]

Session 5:
Maker Space, Tinker Space, or Community Space, Oh My!

Workshop. Community Leaders [IKEDA GREEN ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 6:
Get Hands-On With Nano I (Closed Session)

RUNS 10:15AM-12PM. Workshop. K-8 Educators. **Pre-Registration Required** (Check registration desk for open availabilities) [MUSICIAN'S WARM-UP ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 7:
Emoji Chemistry

Workshop. HS Educators [MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM]

Session 8:
Hands-on STEM for Educators (2-for-1 Sessions): Workshop A

RUNS 10:15-11:20AM. Workshop. K-8 Educators. "Help Make Clean Water Happen!" + "Experience It - By Doing - STEM Experiential Learning" [ACTING STUDIO]

Session 9:
​Hands-on STEM for Educators (2-for-1 Sessions): Workshop B​

RUNS 10:15-11:20AM. Workshop. K-8 Educators. "Imagication in the Classroom" + "Biodiversity PEEK STEAM: Leaving No Child Inside" [MUSIC STUDIO]

Session 10:
Hands-on STEM for Educators (2-for-1 Sessions): Workshop C

RUNS 10:15-11:20AM. Workshop. HS Educators. "It Isn't Rocket Science: Rocket Science on a Low Budget" + "Kids Making Sense" [DRAMA STUDIO]

11:15am - 12:00pm

Morning Sessions [Block 2]

[ALL BUILDINGS]
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]

Session 11:
Future Skills Needed for 21st Century Tech

Panel. All Ages & Interests [IKEDA THEATER]

Session 12:
Assistive Technology: Improving Lives of People with Disabilities Through a STEM Challenge

Panel. All Ages & Interests [PIPER THEATER]

Session 13:
Coding - A Basic Skill for the Future?

Panel. All Ages & Interests [FARNSWORTH THEATER]

Session 14:
The New Careers That STEM Creates

Panel. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Students! [NESBITT/ELLIOTT PLAYHOUSE]

Session 15:
Best Practices for Community Outreach

Workshop. All Ages & Interests - Especially Community Leaders & Event Planners! [IKEDA GREEN ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 16:
Arizona Research Saving Lives

Presentation. All Ages & Interests [DOBSON LECTURE HALL]

Session 17:
Ticonderoga Red Eye Saloon

Workshop. K-8 Educators [MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM] (**Correction: For K-8, NOT HS Educators**)

Session 18:
Hands-on STEM for Educators (2-for-1 Sessions): Workshop A

RUNS 11:35AM -12:40PM. Workshop. K-8 Educators. "Picking Up STEAM...Attacking Science Through Art" + "How Science Brings Music to Life" [ACTING STUDIO]

Session 19:
Hands-on STEM for Educators (2-for-1 Sessions): Workshop B

RUNS 11:35AM-12:40PM. Workshop. HS Educators. "IAre We Graduating the Entrepreneurial Doers and Thinkers the World Needs?" + "Problem Solving with a Purpose" [MUSIC STUDIO]

Session 20:
Hands-on STEM for Educators (2-for-1 Sessions): Workshop C

RUNS 11:35AM-12:40PM Workshop. HS Educators. "Using Technology to Personalize Learning" + "Snakes on a Plane: Fun Times Review" [DRAMA STUDIO]

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch, Lunchtime Sessions, & Exhibitors [Block 3] (Lunch is free at food trucks with your ticket!)

[ALL BUILDINGS]
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]

**NOTE: LUNCH TRUCKS WILL BE OUTSIDE FROM 11AM - 2PM**

Session 21:
Art Gallery Tours

BOTH RUN 12:00-12:30PM. Tour. All Ages & Interests -- Meet at the Lower Level [MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS BUILDING]. 2 tours are happening simultaneously.

Session 22:
Arizona's Got STEM Talent Show V

Show. All Ages & Interests [PIPER THEATER]

Session 23:
From A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Everything

Presentation. All Ages & Interests [NESBITT/ELLIOTT PLAYHOUSE]

Session 24:
Lunchtime Meetup: Physics Talk-and-Share for Educators

Casual Meetup. Educators -- Especially Physics Educators! [MUSICIAN'S WARM-UP ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 25:
Lunchtime Meetup: Rural Connections Unite!

Casual Meetup. Educators -- Anyone from Rural AZ or Interested in Connecting with Rural AZ Community Members [IKEDA GREEN ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 26:
AZ STEM School Community of Practice (Closed Session)

RUNS 12:00-2:00PM. Workshop/Presentation. CoP Members ONLY [IKEDA THEATER - ON STAGE]

Session 27:
Food: How It Changed History

Workshop. All Ages & Interests [MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM]

1:00 - 1:20pm

Lunchtime Regional Collaboration

[PIPER THEATER]
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]

1:30 - 2:15pm

Afternoon Sessions [Block 4]

[ALL BUILDINGS]
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]

Session 28:
Community Tech Centers - The Evolution of the Makerspace

Panel. All Ages [PIPER THEATER]

Session 29:
The Arizona Autism Workforce: A Pathway for a STEM Workforce with Autism

Panel. All Ages & Interests [DOBSON LECTURE HALL]

Session 30:
Can I Buy a Vowel? Awesome Careers in Cybersecurity

Panel. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Students! [NESBITT/ELLIOTT PLAYHOUSE]

Session 31:
Create Experiences That'll Keep Them Coming Back

Workshop. All Ages & Interests - Especially Community Leaders & Event Planners! [IKEDA GREEN ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 32:
Get Hands-On with Nano II (Closed Session)

RUNS 1:30-3:15PM. Workshop. HS Educators. **Pre-Registration Required** (Check registration desk forr open availabilities) [MUSICIAN'S WARM-UP ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 33:
Bringing Equity Into Education

Workshop. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Educators! [DOBSON LECTURE HALL]

Session 34:
Disguised Learning Through STEM Sports

Presentation. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Educators! [DRAMA STUDIO]

Session 35:
Develop an Impactful STEM Program with Three Steps: Engage, Inspire, Empower

Workshop. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Educators! [MUSIC STUDIO]

Session 36:
Tech'nique

Workshop. All Ages & Interests [MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM]

Session 37:
STEM Engagement at the Community College Level

Presentation. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Educators! [IKEDA GREEN ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

2:30 - 3:15pm

Afternoon Sessions [Block 5]

[ALL BUILDINGS]
Exhibitors - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor [EXHIBITORS RUN ALL DAY!]

Session 38:
Transforming the Learning Experience and Building the Workforce of the Future

Panel. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Educators! [PIPER THEATER] (**CORRECTION: Piper Theater, NOT Multi-Purpose Room**)

Session 39:
Join Forces: Military & STEM

Panel. All Ages & Interests [NESBITT/ELLIOTT PLAYHOUSE]

Session 40:
Coyotes and Sports Collide

Presentation. All Ages & Interests [FARNSWORTH THEATER]

Session 41:
Moving Beyond the Traditional Science Fair

Presentation. All Ages & Interests -- Especially Educators! [IKEDA GREEN ROOM (BACKSTAGE)]

Session 42:
Answered: The How-To’s and Where Nexts of Creating Community Tech Centers

Workshop. Community Leaders [DRAMA STUDIO]

3:30 - 3:50pm

Final Regional Breakouts

Mesa Arts Center Main Building [ALL 4 THEATERS]

**SEE SCREENS / SIGNAGE IN MAIN BUILDING LOBBY AREA TO FIND YOUR BREAKOUT ROOM**

4:00 - 4:30PM

Final Keynote & Wrap-Up: Kyle McIntosh (Conscious Capitalism: Do What You Love)

[PIPER THEATER]

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