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8:00-9:00 Registration & Expo Hour

9:00-10:15 Keynote Speaker at the Virginia G. Piper Theater

10:30 – 12:30 Mayor’s Roundtable in the Kiva Room at City Hall

10:30-4:15 Sessions at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

11:30-2:30 Food trucks available (lunch on your own)


Attire and What to Bring

It is appropriate to dress in business casual attire for this event. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes because of the distance between session venues. Please bring your own writing materials. Wifi is provided at the venues for your convenience. We highly encourage you bring business cards or other methods to share your contact information to continue to build the STEM Ecosystem network.

As we transition into providing more eco-friendly events, we encourage you to provide your own name badges. Should you choose to have one provided, you can find blank name badge stickers at the registration area. Thank you for your assistance in this transition. 


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Source: ScottsdaleArts

Password: Chopin2018

The public WiFi at the Scottsdale Public Library is the SPL network that first appears when you open an internet browser. You must accept the terms and conditions when prompted to connect. 


A complimentary refreshment bar will be provided in the Expo Hall starting at 8:00am. 

Water, tea, and coffee stations will be located both at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Public Library. We recommend bringing a reusable bottle to reduce waste at the event. 

There is not a designated lunch hour or a free meal included with the cost of registration.  Food trucks will be available from 11:30-2:30 in front of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Library. All food trucks accept cash and card. 

Food truck options include: 

Arepa Soundtracks Venezuelan Cuisine (at SCA)

Der Wurst Hot Dogs (at SCA)

Biscuit Freaks Food Truck (at SCA)

Mediterranean Majik Food Truck (at SCA)

Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese(at Library) 

Mustache Pretzels(at Library)

Hibachibot Korean BBQ(at Library)


The parking garage next to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCA) is open to the public but often fills up quickly. The Library has free public parking as well. The first level of the parking garages are limited to 3 hours, however all upper levels are unlimited.

Please be aware of construction along Drinkwater Boulevard that may limit your access to the venue and parking garages.

WARNING – Parking in the hospital lot across the street from SCA is subject to strictly enforced towing


Please notify Lisa Gallagher Schromm ( for any accessibility needs or specifications to be coordinated with the venue.

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