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Arizona Innovation Summit returns for 5th year

Arizona Innovation Summit returns for 5th year
Chloe Nordquist

The Arizona Innovation Summit is returning for it’s 5th year, inviting innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the state to engage in a day long event as part of Arizona’s SciTech Festival.

The Summit will be held October 1 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

“This is a gathering which enables cross-sector relationships for education, business and community leaders,” executive director of Arizona SciTech Festival Jeremy Babendure said. “We feature discussions that strengthen the innovation ecosystem and advance the full lifecycle from intrigued student to successful entrepreneur.”

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Last year’s summit drew nearly 1,000 attendees and this year’s summit will have over 20 sessions and over 50 exhibitors. Sessions will include topics such as building partnerships girls in tech, Cybersecurity, and STEAM in classrooms.

“New and exciting this year is a maker room where both students and companies can highlight Arizona’s excellence in materials technology. Plus, we’ll feature the science and technology pathways which provide a foundation for key Arizona industry sectors and highlight the important and necessary contributions of education, community and economic development,” Babendure said.

General registration is $20 and teachers K-12 is $10. The program runs 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with registration 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. To register, click here.

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