Breaking Barriers for Brilliance

Removing Silos to Build the STEAM Pipeline

WHEN: May 2 & 3, 2019

WHERE: Ford Foundation Center, New York City

The 2019 Annual Summit aims to build a more robust and inclusive school-to-workforce pipeline by breaking down barriers between the education, policy, and private sectors. Together we will work towards creating a strong vision for education that equips students from diverse backgrounds and strengthens the pipeline for STEAM careers.

In education, there is often a lack of conversations, collaboration, and coordinated action between key stakeholders: educators, politicians, innovators, and corporations. The 2019 Summit aims to bridge this gap. Together we will work towards creating a strong vision for education that has diverse groups of vested parties discussing problems, innovating ideas, and implementing solutions to strengthen the pipeline. Every career will be related to science, technology, engineering, the arts, or math in the future, so it is essential that we consider both jobs that currently exist and those that are up and coming. Join us for this invaluable professional development opportunity!

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May 2

Networking Breakfast

Opening Remarks, Crystal Bonds

Keynote Speaker

Education Policy

Panel: Removing Silos in Education

Policy, University, High School, Corporate

Roundtable Discussions

Technology, Parent Engagement, Best Practices

STEAM Innovators Showcase

Meet some leading education innovators passionate about improving the Pipeline!


May 3

Networking Breakfast

Day 1 Reflection, Crystal Bonds

Keynote Speaker

STEAM Workforce

Panel The STEAM Melting Pot

Addressing the Importance of Diversity

Panel Women in STEAM: We Want More!

Closing the Excellence Gender Gap

Action-Planning and Wrap-Up

Tangible next steps to ensure a stronger, more collaborate future.