$65 – $120

Capturing Imaginations. Building Skills.

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University of Minnesota - Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

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More Info Coming. . . [Updated as of July 20, 2017]

Conference Mission: To strengthen youth learning by investigating, connecting, and advancing formal and informal STEM education and workforce pathways

Conference Tracks

  • Investigate – the “what and why” of effective STEM and afterschool learning. Key focuses areas will include ways to create meaningful learning experiences for youth both in and out of school, the importance of helping youth build a healthy “STEM identity”, issues of access and equity in education, and how STEM and afterschool learning can address our future workforce needs.
  • Connect – with each other while learning about successful collaborations, partnerships and policies that close gaps in young people’s access to and achievement in high quality afterschool and STEM learning opportunities.
  • Advance – high quality afterschool and STEM learning opportunities for youth. A key focus will be on effective practices and curriculum that empower and inspire youth and bring our math and science standards to life.



Conference Scholarship Application (Deadline Sept. 1)

Ignite Afterschool and SciMathMN believe teachers, youth workers, and other adults that work with youth in and out of school play a key role in the lives of young people. Adults who work with young people need support to grow their abilities, skills, and knowledge. A diverse set of attributes, experiences, and perspectives enhance the places where these adults come together to learn. Everyone deserves the opportunity to enhance their skillset and have access to professional development opportunities yearly, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or finances.

To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups from accessing professional development in formal and informal education, we are excited to offer Conference scholarships for ‘Capturing Imaginations: Building Skills’. Scholarships are available to those who identify as a person of color, Native American, person with disability, 25 & under, and/or individual serving underserved youth who demonstrates limited access to professional development opportunities.

Scholarship Recipients

  • Will receive a Two-Day Attendee Registration (a $120 value)
  • up to $100 Travel Grant to be used for mileage/hotel/etc.
  • Complimentary copy of Believe it. Build it. – Minnesota’s Guide to Effective Afterschool practices and a copy of the STEM Addendum

Please submit completed application to info@igniteafterschool.org with subject line “Capturing Imaginations Scholarship 2017"

Click here to access application




FAQs

Registering multiple people?

You can register up to 10 people at once for each ticket type. You are the 'buyer' and will put in all your information as required, if you are attending as well be sure to place your infromation as a 'attendee'. Information we will need for each attendee is the following:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Company/Organization

And the following required questions in which you can email to your colleagues before purchasing for them so we collect helpful information for each attendee.

  • Did you attend "Powering Learning. Expanding Possibilities. - SciMathMN & Ignite Afterschool last joint conference in 2015? Yes/No
  • Where does your work most align? Select all that apply: Afterschool STEM, In-school STEM, Out-of-School
  • What are you hoping to gain from this conference?
  • Have you attended Ignite's "M3 – Making Meaning with Multiple Data Sets"? Yes/No

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

More info coming soon.

Handicap Parking & Access to Event?

There is handicapped parking in lot S104 which is adjacent to the building and there is an ADA entrance to the building directly off the parking lot. Ramps and elevators will be noted in the conference program as well.

Are meals included with registration?

Yes. breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided for each registered attendee. Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available. If you have additional needs, please contact us.

Looking for where to stay near to the Conference?

More info coming soon.

Needing a room to pump?

On the upper lobby (the unisex bathroom has a lock (inside) chair and outlet for pumps) in the lower level there is a room off 55 that is a pump room and this can be opened by a AV staff person (it does lock on the inside for privacy) - please check-in with front desk staff if you have questions or need assistance.

Looking for a gender neutral private restroom?

Next to the registration desk area on the main floor there is a gender-neutral restroom.

Is there Wi-Fi?

Wi-fi is complimentary and does not require a password.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email info@igniteafterschool.org and you should receive an email back within 48 hours.

What's the refund policy?

Cancellations will be possible up until 30 days prior to the event with a full refund. Name exchanges can happen up until the week before the event with no fee.

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University of Minnesota - Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

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