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Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference – September 4, 2013

Featuring special keynote with
Astronaut Ed Gibson & Geoff Notkin star of TV's “Meteorite Men”

Kick off planning for your 2013 Arizona SciTech Festival events with a conference designed to help you get the most from your efforts. Get free marketing tips, best practices in communicating STEM, strategies to engage your community in your efforts, and get your schools involved all while networking with Arizona SciTech sponsors, participating businesses, organizations and neighborhood communities.

Best of all, the event is FREE. Register now to ensure you save your space for this conference.

      
Edward G. Gibson, Astronaut                      Geoff Notkin         

PROGRAM LINE-UP:

7:30 - 8:30: Registration and networking breakfast
8:30 - 11:35: Morning sessions and networking
11:35 - 12:55: Lunch (on own -- enjoy one of dozens of restaurants steps from conference)
12:55 - 4:45: Afternoon sessions, networking and keynote
4:45 - 6:15: Reception

COST:  No Charge

CONFERENCE GOALS:

Building on the success of the 1st and 2nd annual Arizona SciTech Festival, our kick-off conference will bring together some of our 450 collaborators in industry, education, research, entrepreneurship, community, arts and culture to:

Share strategies, best practices and lessons learned from 2013 events with various sessions and networking opportunities
Engage new collaborators as we build toward a better festival in 2014  
Help link content providers with venues
Strengthen the Arizona SciTech Festival Network and address larger challenges with this year’s theme – “Communicating Science, Technology and Innovation in Arizona

PROGRAM DETAILS:

- Now taking session requests for our 12+ panels  – email Dr. Jeremy Babendure at babendurej@azscience.org before July 18th with your ideas.

- Special keynote with Astronaut Ed Gibson & Geoff Notkin, star of TV's “Meteorite Men.”

- Networking breakfast and closing reception.  

- Dozens of Hands-on activity booths opportunities - email Dr. Jeremy Babendure at babendurej@azscience.org before July 26th with your ideas. 


A special thank you to the City of Scottsdale
for support with the venue
and the Challenger Space Center
for securing this year's Keynote speakers.  

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