Over 800 expected for the Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference

The Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference starts tomorrow, September 4, 2013 from 7:30 a.m-6 p.m., at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale.
The conference brings together collaborators in industry, education, research, entrepreneurship, community, arts and culture to share strategies, best practices and lessons learned from previous events. Program goals are to engage new collaborators as Arizona SciTech builds toward a better festival, help link content providers with venues and strengthen The Arizona SCITECH Festival Network and address larger challenges with this year’s theme “Communicating Science, Technology and Innovation in Arizona.”
Arizona SciTech Festival features Geoff Notkin, star of TV’s “Meteorite Men” and Skylab astronaut Ed Gibson. Offering 16 thought-provoking panel discussions, topics include: Festival Events & Best Practices, In Schools, In Society and In the Workplace. With more than 50 panelists, Arizona SciTech participants will have an opportunity to experience “hands on” STEM activities by collaborators.
Registration and networking breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Morning sessions are from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy lunch, 11:30-1 p.m., at any of the many restaurants near the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Afternoon sessions are from 1-3:45 p.m. followed by the keynote address, 3:45-4:45 p.m. and reception until 6 p.m. Morning and afternoon options are available.
Over 800 attendees are anticipated this year. The event is free, but space is limited. The event will be organized by EventInterface, a local event planning software company.
Learn more about the conference here. Have some questions? Contact Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D., executive director Arizona SciTech Festival, at jbabendure@aztechcouncil.org. For more information about Arizona SciTech, go to www.azscitechfest.org.
Read more about EventInterface and an interview with their CEO here.
Read more about AZ Tech Council here.
Read more about the AZ Science Center here.