The spotlight on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival just got even stronger as the Festival announces that it will be hosting the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at the Festival Expo during the week of April 21, 2014. This brings together the largest K-12 STEM outreach event and the leading professional STEM solutions conference, making Washington, DC the place to be in April 2014.
The U.S. News STEM Solution Conference, which the Festival is hosting with U.S. News & World Report, will bring more than 2,000 leaders and visionaries in business, education, and government from around the United States to Washington to advance the agenda for national change in STEM education, policy and workforce development. This conference will focus on targeted outcomes that create an impact to fill jobs now and advance the future of the STEM workforce.
Like the Festival, the STEM Solutions Conference is a high-impact national event, and routinely includes an impressive array of Fortune 500 company sponsors. Past speakers at the conference have included such luminaries as Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman & CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm; Rose Stuckey Kirk, President of the Verizon Foundation; and Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering. See more about this exciting event here.
The 2,000 leading STEM professionals attending U.S. News STEM Solutions will be viewing the exhibits at the Festival during a special VIP event Friday evening, April 25th (the day before the Expo kicks off). These VIP affairs in the past have been attended by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama; His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia; high-ranking officials of the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Department, White House Cabinet members and other high-profile figures.
We are also in the process of creating some great joint programs with the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, so stay tuned. In addition, we will also keep you posted on the many unique JOINT opportunities that will be available to Sponsor and Exhibit at BOTH events.