Design + Create + Inspire

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC

Conference Information

How do we DESIGN learning to INSPIRE students to be CREATORS?

At the 2015 Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds conference, participants will hear from experts on how they have engaged students in "making" and inspired them to be creators not just consumers of content. Participants will attend sessions that will showcase ideas from the Maker Movement that are inspiring students to change the world!


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The conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Research Triangle Park, NC. The conference hotel is sold out for overnight rooms.

***We have arranged for overflow rooms at two properties very close to the conference hotel: Springhill Suites by Marriott - reference code: NNSN and Comfort Suites RDU/RTP - reference code New Schools. ***

Connect with Scaling STEM


April 13
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Creator Fair

April 14
7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 15
7:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Full agenda



Scaling STEM Presenting Sponsors

Innovation Challenge Sponsor

Engaging Minds Sponsors

Featured Speakers

Stephen Ritz
South Bronx educator / administrator
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Justin Richards
Founder & CEO,
Youth Digital
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Vance Kite
Anchor Academy Lead,
City of Medicine Academy
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2015 NC Science Festival

The 2015 Scaling STEM conference is proud to be a part of the 2015 NC Science Festival.