VIP Night -- the Festival's traditional high-profile event to honor and showcase its sponsors and exhibitors just before the kickoff of Expo weekend -- will receive added attention next April when it is attended by VIP's from the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference that is being held in conjunction with the Festival Expo in Washington, DC.
VIP Night, set next year for Friday, April 25, is often attended by a wide range of prominent friends and supporters of the Festival, which in the past have included Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama; His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and high-ranking Congressional members.
Attendance by industry leaders from the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference will add to exposure for Festival sponsors and exhibitors. Past attendees to the conference include such figures 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.
Note: VIP Night is an invitation-only event for Festival sponsors and exhibitors.
And don't forget -- if you have not signed up yet as a Festival Expo exhibitor, do so today and join the growing list of science and engineering organizations who will be showcasing their exciting hands-on exhibits in science and technology April 26-27, 2014 at the Washington DC Convention Center.
To reserve your exhibition booth space (including getting a discount on your exhibit registration fee if you refer a new organization to us who signs up to exhibit), click here.
Here are just a few exciting organizations which have already signed on as Exhibitors:
The Next Bionic Arm! -- Go inside the work of a biomedical engineer with the Biomedical Engineering Society, including how their scientists are studying the electrical signals generated by muscle contractions to develop high-tech prostheses for arms and legs with movement that can match these types of signals.
Discover Your Future Career! -- With pros from Change the Equation, use an online interactive game called iON Future to explore your future career by entering data about your interests in science, technology, engineering, and math! Learn about the careers of today and tomorrow that are open to you.
Under the Microscope -- Go high-tech with scientists from Hitachi High Technologies America as you use their latest Scanning Electron Microscope to view familiar insects up close and personal, as well as viewing hidden properties of everyday items such as band-aids, candy, writing utensils, and even the hair on your own head!
From Robots to Rockets! -- You'll explore it all with pros from the National 4-H Council as you build and use a mini-robot to clean a toxic spill, launch your own rocket, learn how to use GIS mapping to help your community, and gain insight into science with common household materials.
Deep Beneath the Ocean -- Using interactive technology, scientists from the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) will take you deep beneath the ocean to study the many mysteries below.
The Secret Life of Cells -- View the inner workings of the cells of plants, animals, and humans close up through microscopes and via amazingly beautiful videos with scientists from the American Society for Cell Biology.