2018 Fall STEM Funders Summit

2018 Fall STEM Funders Summit

All across the world, people are coming together in ways they never have before and they’re collaborating to make tomorrow better than today for all of our children.

We invite you to join us in Orange County, California on November 13-16, 2018 to learn about the transformative work of the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice.

The 2nd Annual Funders Summit at the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is a chance to learn about how 68 STEM Learning Ecosystems across the world are affecting real change and how you can apply those lessons in communities you serve.

The STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative empowers local communities to thrive through collaboration and communication to deliver results for students, educators and business leaders.

We encourage local, regional and national funders to join, network with one another and learn about this precedent-setting model of collective impact.

Program Sketch
Tuesday, November 13

7:00pm – Joint dinner with the National STEM Funders Network Members (Funders only)

Wednesday, November 14
8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – 11:30am – Funders Summit Meeting
1:00pm – Community of Practice Kick-Off with Focus on STEM in Early Childhood
5:30pm – Sunset Cruise

Thursday, November 15
8:00am – 4:00pm – Community of Practice Sessions and Speakers (Family Engagement, Workforce Development, Career Pathways and more!)
6:00pm – Esports Night at the Santa Ana Esports Arena 

Friday, November 16
8:00am – 12:15pm – Community of Practice Sessions and Speakers (Family Engagement, Workforce Development, Career Pathways and more!) 

As the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice enters its fourth year, there are many lessons to be shared. As of June 2018, there are 68 STEM Learning Ecosystems engaged in a Community of Practice to bring high quality and impactful STEM opportunities and practices to learners and educators so that all citizens can pursue gainful and meaningful 21st century employment and that business and industry can have a reliable trained workforce pipeline.

As we know, everything is local! The success of this Initiative is directly attributable to the support of public and private funders of all sizes and types working together to leverage and amplify their local investment for the benefit of their communities.