Registration for the Future Ready Iowa Summit is now OPEN

Future Ready Iowa Summit


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Iowa Events Center - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309


The 2021 Future Ready Iowa Summit: Transforming Education for the Workforce – brings together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about connecting education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science as critical aspects of STEM education.

CLICK HERE to watch the the livestream


Admission is free of charge. Free license renewal credit and substitute teacher reimbursement is available for practicing PreK-12 and informal educators.

Please register by clicking on the button below: 




Click HERE for the Transforming Education for the Workforce Summit agenda.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30PM — A reception will be hosted for Summit attendees at the Iowa Events Center - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309. 

AEA Credit

Educators are eligible to earn licensure renewal credit through the AEA Learning Online. Participants in the offered course will apply principles from the STEM Summit back in their school district. Participants will dig into community partnerships and authentic experiences to engage students in these opportunities. Participants will collaborate with other participants in the course to gain news ideas.

Requirements include:

  • Participants must attend the STEM Summit on September 16, 2021.
  • Participants must attend the initial course meeting at 2:15 PM in rooms 306-309 immediately following the STEM Summit.
  • Participants must complete course registration, available during the initial course meeting.


CLICK HERE to view main session and breakout session speaker biographies.


The preferred hotel for this event is:

Des Moines Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center, 929 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309. Amenities include: complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, guest room WiFi access, refrigerator/microwaves, oversized indoor pool, fitness center and free parking on premises. 

NOTICE: The reserved room block is currently SOLD OUT at the earlier Summit rate. The Comfort Inn & Suites is willing to work with you to the extent possible depending upon what they have available at the time.

Below is the information you need to make your reservation.

Group Name: Iowa STEM Summit 2021
Group Code: CP59C8
Check In: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 (3:00 PM)
Check Out: Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 (11:00 AM)
Cutoff Date: Sunday, Aug 15, 2021
Group Billing Options: Guest is responsible for all charges.

Reserve Your Room Online Now or call (515) 282-5251

Deadline for reservations at this rate is Sunday, August 15, at 12:00 AM.


As this is a public event, photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event, you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images, likenesses, video and audio relating to the event. This includes any reproductions or adaptations of the images, likenesses, video and/or audio for other educational purposes in the future. 

Please note: Safety protocols will be in place as we are currently planning for an in-person Summit. We are working closely with the Iowa Events Center to provide measures for a safe environment, including the recommendation that attendees, especially non-vaccinated and vulnerable individuals wear masks, social distancing when possible, increased sanitation, hand sanitizer stations and food served by attendants. We respectfully ask that anyone feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms and anyone diagnosed with or directly exposed to COVID not attend the event.




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