Registration opens January 31 for Georgia Tech's 2024 STEAM Leadership Conference

January 29, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

STEAM Leadership Conference registration opens Jan. 31. The Georgia Institute of Technology will host its 2024 STEAM Leadership Conference on March 8 virtually and March 9 on campus. The conference, now in its eighth year, is a premier event for K-12 educators, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals who are interested in advancing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education and innovation.

The theme of the 2024 conference is “The Future and Beyond: Workforce Development, Critical Thinking, Innovation,” which explores how to bridge the gaps between education and industry to successfully prepare future generations for new and emerging roles.

“The power of the STEAM Leadership Conference lies in its ability to share knowledge, expand curiosity, fuel innovation, and empower the next generation of problem solvers,” said Heidi Turcotte, who serves as program director for campus and community coordination for Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), the conference sponsor.

Dr. Natalie King is the keynote speaker.Natalie S. King, associate professor of science education at Georgia State University, will give the keynote address, “Diversifying the STEM Teacher Network and Preparing a Generation of Innovators to Revolutionize the Workforce.” Her scholarly work focuses on advancing Black girls in STEM education, community-based STEM programs, and the role of curriculum in fostering equity in science teaching and learning.

The first day will be online with 27 presentations and the second day will be in person on the Atlanta campus, featuring eight presentations. The presentations will follow these conference tracks:

  • AI in the Classroom and Beyond
  • Workforce Development: Advancing Interdisciplinary STEM;
  • Bridging Inspiration and Innovation;
  • Change Knowledge Consumers and to Knowledge Producers;
  • and Arts and Technology.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to attend Science and Engineering Day at Georgia Tech and the Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair, both part of the 11th annual Atlanta Science Festival. In fact, Grammy-winning artist and producer Bosko Kante will provide welcome remarks on day two. He is serving as one of the judges for the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, the only competition of its kind hosted by Georgia Tech’s School of Music.

“For the second year in a row, we are able to hold the in-person portion of the STEAM Leadership Conference on the same day as other signature Georgia Tech events, like Science and Engineering Day. It makes for a very full schedule for our participants, but the wide range of activities available gives teachers and informal educators attending the conference inspiration and information to take back to their students,” said CEISMC Educational Outreach Manager Amanda Smith.

Registration for the STEAM Leadership Conference will open on January 31, 2024. The conference fee is $75 per day.

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—Joëlle Walls, CEISMC Communications