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Due to ongoing safety concerns, the 2020 STEM Best Practices Conference has been canceled.
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“You Get What You Play For”

2020 STEM Best Practices Conference

The STEM Best Practices Conference is an opportunity to learn about STEM Best Practices from Utah experts and leaders in our K-12 STEM community. The conference will highlight projects from across the state where communities are experiencing success with STEM learning, announce new opportunities for engaging with the STEM Action Center and provide an opportunity for networking to form new partnerships with other STEM stakeholders. Seven re-licensure points are available for full-day attendees.

This year’s focus is about play, failure, and iteration. Play has proven to be a way to make learning more accessible and actionable. Play is also where we learn to fail in a safe and fun environment while also giving us the opportunity to think critically, collaborate, and iterate. The 2020 STEM Best Practices Conference will help guide you through failure and inspire you to embark on the iterative process, all while using play as an essential foundation.


Who should be attending/registering?
Educators, school administrators, industry, government, community partners, higher education, and STEM vendors.

We are encouraging each district to have a team of 3-5 people and charter schools a team of 2-4 people representing different stakeholder groups. We would also encourage our K-12 STEM education partners at universities and informal science education institutions to attend.

What is the cost of conference registration?
FREE. There is no conference registration fee.

What if I can’t attend the entire event?
At this time, since there is limited space, we are only asking for registration from people who can commit to the full event.

Will you run out of space?
While the venue can accommodate 700 attendees, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE early registration, as seating fills fast. The number of available spaces remaining can be seen on the registration website.

Can I get credit for this conference?
Attendees will be given a certificate of attendance which may be used to document seven (7) re-licensure points.

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