April 19th: Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit and STEMxchange is now sold out!

We are proud to report that all tickets for our joint event with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit have sold out! We will update this page if spots re-open.

 

Thinking Globally. Starting Locally.

May 8 & 9, 2018

Tuesday, May 8: 9am to 4pm – Wednesday, May 9: 9am to 3 pm

Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN

 

This year’s STEMxChange will be held jointly with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit. Tennessee’s premier annual STEM event brings together leaders, innovators, and champions united by a passion to advance excellence in education for all.

Both the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and STEMx work to transform education, expand the number of STEM teachers, and increase student achievement in STEM to grow tomorrow’s innovators.

The Innovation Summit features interactive learning sessions designed to stimulate participants’ thinking around a broad range of strategies used to integrate STEM in the classroom. The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders and practitioners that are seeing success with STEM practices designed to raise student interest and achievement in STEM education.

STEMx will offer a track of sessions throughout the Tennessee Summit led by member state teams. These will include presentations by the three winners of the first STEMx Challenge Grants:

  1. The South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics and Science
  2. The Empire STEM Network (New York) and
  3. West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education

The event’s inclusive theme is “Thinking Globally. Starting Locally.”

 

Complete schedule 

Tuesday, May 8, 3018
8:00 AM  – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM  – 8:45 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:45 AM  – 9:25 AM Commissioner Candice McQueen Presents the Tennessee Designated STEM School Awards
9:25 AM  – 10:30 AM Keynote Address by Grant Imahara
10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM Networking and Visit the ORNL Traveling Science Fair
11:00 AM  – 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions 1
11:45 AM  – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM  – 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions 2
1:45 PM  – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions 3
2:30 PM  – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM  – 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions 4
3:45 PM  – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks and Door Prizes in the Nashville Ballroom
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:00 AM  – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM  – 8:45 AM Welcome and Morning Remarks in the Nashville Ballroom
8:45 AM  – 9:25 AM STEM Excellence Awards and MakerMinded Prizes
9:25 AM  – 10:30 AM Keynote Address by NASA Astronaut Joseph Acaba
10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM Networking and Visit the ORNL Traveling Science Fair
11:00 AM  – 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions 5
11:45 AM  – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM  – 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions 6
1:45 PM  – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions 7
2:30 PM  – 3:00 PM Closing Remarks and Door Prizes in the Nashville Ballroom

Registration

Payment by check or credit card is available through Eventbrite. Please follow the link below.

Download our W9

Hotel Block

The main hotel is now full.

A discounted hotel block at the nightly rate of $169 has been reserved at the Nashville Airport Marriott, located at 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN. Please reserve your room early, as the block is expected to sell out.

Keynote Speaker

Before becoming a Mythbuster, Grant Imahara was an animatronics engineer and modelmaker for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California. He specialized in electronics and radio control at the ILM Model Shop, and has credits on numerous movies, including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Matrix: Reloaded and Revolutions, and most recently, Van Helsing and Star Wars: Episode III.

He has installed electronics in R2-D2 units for Star Wars Episodes I and II, and along with R2-D2 Crew Chiefs Don Bies and Nelson Hall, Grant is one of only three official R2-D2 operators in the United States. Read more about Grant

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits for STEMx member organizations? STEMx is committed to creating and providing appropriate forums for members to exchange ideas, expand their networks, and work together to solve common issues. This year’s STEMxChange (in conjunction with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit) will expand the opportunities to share and learn with over 40 learning sessions covering a wide range of STEM topics. STEMx members are encouraged to participate in the STEMx track, as well as any sessions of interest presented by STEM experts in Tennessee. STEMx members will also receive complimentary registrations and travel stipends to attend STEMxChange.  

Can I pay for registration with a check? Absolutely! Just follow the link above to our Eventbrite and under the payment box select “pay by check.”  All of the information you need will be in your confirmation email.

Can I purchase a ticket for just one day? We’re sorry, but one day tickets are not available.

Can I come on day 1, and send a friend on day 2? Yes, however they must have your name tag for entry. If they do not have your nametag, they will not be able to enter.

Vendors and Exhibitors

Take advantage of these exhibitor packages to help your company increase brand awareness, drive exhibit traffic, and boost overall ROI, before, during, and after the event. All marketing and promotional opportunities are 100% customizable to meet your particular marketing objectives.  All materials must be approved by conference organizers and meet conference deadlines.  Packages WILL sell out! Reserve your space today! 

All sponsorship/exhibitor dollars paid to STEMx and TSIN are collected through Battelle Education, our parent organization (and tax exempt 509c3 supporting organization of the Battelle Memorial Institute, 501c3). These dollars go towards supporting current and future programs of in STEM.

Anticipated Attendees: 350 educators and school leaders from Tennessee and 50 representatives from the National STEMx Network.

Basic Exhibitor Package:  $600

  • One Standard exhibitor space in exhibit area (includes one table, tablecloth, and two chairs)
  • Company name listed on exhibitor list in program and on exhibit hall signage
  • Complementary wifi during the event (Electricity at booth is not included)
  • Non-profit rate: $350 (documentation required, limited availability, one space per organization)

Silver Exhibitor Package: $1,000

  • One Prime exhibitor space located in the highest traffic areas of exhibition (includes one table, tablecloth, and two chairs)
  • Complementary wifi during the event (Electricity at booth is not included)
  • Full color company logo and name listed on exhibitor list in program and on exhibit hall signage
  • Full event attendee list including mailing and email addresses (released after the event)

Gold Exhibitor Package: $2,000

  • One Double Sized Prime exhibitor space located in the highest traffic areas of exhibition (includes two tables, tablecloth, and four chairs)
  • Full color company logo and name listed on exhibitor list in program and on exhibit hall signage
  • Full event attendee list including mailing and email addresses (released after the event)
  • One Sponsored Learning Session at the Summit (Topic must be approved by Battelle Education in advance of the event. Sessions will be 45 to 60 minutes long, and must be interactive and engaging to the audience. Sponsored sessions will take place alongside non-sponsored sessions and attendees may choose to attend.)
  • Complementary wifi during the event (Electricity at booth is not included)

Product Donation Exhibitor: Minimum retail value of $600

Interested in sponsoring with product? We will match retail value of donated products dollar for dollar with our exhibitor packages. Product must be preapproved by the TSIN. Minimum product donation is $600. Please contact Gretchen Brown for more information at browng@battelle.org.

Exhibitor Add-ons:

Attendee Bag Insert: $300
Insert a piece of product literature or giveaway item into conference attendee bags. Bags are given to all attendees, presenters, and sponsors. Great for announcing a promotion, giveaway, or contest at your exhibit!  Exhibitor is responsible for providing a quantity of 400 of all items and shipping to arrive by May 1, 2018 deadline.

Electricity: $25 per day

Wifi: Included

Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available with a range of benefits. You may download the list of sponsorship opportunities here. Don’t see one you like? No problem! We can customize a sponsorship to fit your needs! Contact Gretchen Brown at browng@battelle.org for assistance.

Interested in sponsoring with product? We will match retail value of donated products dollar for dollar with our exhibitor packages. Product must be preapproved by the TSIN. Minimum product donation is $600. Please contact Gretchen Brown for more information at browng@battelle.org.