Registration is now open for the 2021 statewide Future Ready Iowa Summit focused on “Transforming Education for the Workforce” to be held on September 16, 2021, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Presented by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the Summit will focus on connecting Iowa educators and employers to expand work-based learning and computer science as critical aspects of 21st century education.
The Summit, to be keynoted at lunch by MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated science TV host Emily Calandrelli who co-produces the hit Netflix series “Emily’s Wonder Lab,” will also include presentations by:
- Gov. Kim Reynolds and her STEM Council co-chair Diane Young, owner and director of technical services at Foundation Analytical Laboratory
- Leaders across Iowa business, K-12 education, higher education, economic development, workforce development, community nonprofits and professional organizations
- Ninth-grader Langston Saint from West Middle School in Sioux City with a special challenge to attendees
The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. Substitute teacher pay reimbursement and licensure renewal credit through AEA Learning Online is available at no additional cost.
The Summit is made possible through generous support from private-sector partners: Alliant Energy, Collins Aerospace (keynote speaker sponsor), Google, Microsoft, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Association of Community College Trustees, Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Iowa Biotech Association, Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Economic Development, School Administrators of Iowa and the Science Center of Iowa, and others.
A reception for Summit attendees will be hosted on Wednesday, September 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines. Registration requested for the reception as well.
For additional information, visit www.iowastem.org/2021STEMSummit.