The theme for this year’s Summit - "Progress Through Partnership" - celebrates the rich tradition of creative collaboration that has been the hallmark of the Commonwealth’s powerful STEM movement since its earliest inception. Over the years, the Summit has presented countless examples of initiatives in which partners from diverse sectors have come together to leverage each other’s complementary strengths, expertise, and resources. These cooperative efforts have yielded innovative, dynamic, and effective STEM programs for in-school and out-of-school education, and workforce development. Whether large or small, statewide or local, public or private, partnerships of diverse stakeholders remain crucial to the state’s continued STEM success. Throughout this year’s Summit - through talks, presentations and exhibits - we look to showcase many more of these unique partnerships and their exciting, cutting-edge programs and collaborations.
In light of this year’s theme, we encourage proposals for sessions and exhibits about programs and initiatives that involve creative, innovative partnerships. However, please note that this is not at all a requirement; proposals on topics not involving partnerships are equally encouraged.
Proposals for Breakout Sessions and Resource Exhibits may address any of the Summit's topical strands:
- Early Education
- K-12 Education
- Higher Education
- Workforce and Business
Please see the document download links on the right for proposal forms and submission guidelines.
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