STEMtech Online FAQs
What is STEMtech Online?
Anyone, anywhere in the world with
internet access can participate from the comfort of their computer. Despite
its online format, STEMtech Online will not be a solitary or
static experience. There will be no shortage of opportunities to meet
peers, share information, expand your professional network, and learn
from nationally respected and thought-provoking presenters who will facilitate
lively discussions among conference participants. Each presentation will
last one hour and feature web-based audio and visual content about some
of the best practices involving science, technology, engineering, mathematics
in general education and workforce training and technology use across
Why is the League for Innovation hosting
In the current economy, many colleges and universities have
seen their travel budgets reduced or eliminated. STEMtech Online
allows individuals at those institutions to participate in a great conference
without incurring travel and hotel expenses. Because no travel is required
and conference fees are reduced, more people will be able to participate
in the most exciting professional development opportunity to come along
in some time.
Who is STEMtech Online designed for?
STEMtech Online is for anyone interested in science,
technology, engineering, or mathematics education or the intelligent application
of information technology in educational institutions, but who cannot
afford the expense or time to travel to the onsite conference in Indianapolis.
When is STEMtech Online being held?
STEMtech Online will be October 12, 2011.
How long will I be online if I participate
in STEMtech Online?
The amount of time spent participating in STEMtech Online
will vary based on how much time you spend in the discussion groups and
how many presentations you choose to participate in. Each presentation
is 60 minutes in length. The presentation schedule for STEMtech Online
can be found here.
Are there any costs involved?
Registration information for STEMtech Online can
be found here.
Registration provides you with unlimited access to all presentations during
the conference and until ten days following the end of the conference.
Group discounts are available, but there are no discounts available
if you are only interested in a few presentations.
Will there be live sessions?
Yes, STEMtech Online will consist of live one-hour
real-time presentations. In addition to the live interactive and archived sessions, STEMtech
Online will start the day with a kick-off session to introduce the
day’s schedule. Also included will be an open forum—Happy
Hour—and an online conference wrap-up and feedback
program immediately after the final presentation.
Where can I find the presentation schedule
for STEMtech Online?
The presentation schedule for STEMtech Online can
be found here.
What will happen during the conference?
STEMtech Online will consist of live presentations,
presenter bios and images, a searchable directory of participants and
resources, and discussion boards. The STEMtech Online community
will also be home for conference correspondents who will post pictures,
recorded interviews, and their own written observations of the event. STEMtech Online will consist of several distinct opportunities
for collaboration, education, and networking before, during, and after
the live events. A live chat room will be available for STEMtech Online
The STEMtech Online community will act as the hub for the event.
Once STEMtech Online is underway, participants will meet new
and old colleagues and engage in the kind of conversations that characterize
the best face-to-face gatherings.
League for Innovation Corporate Sponsors will also have a strong presence
within the STEMtech Online community. Contact information for each sponsor will be easily accessible as well.
Will I be able to view the presentations
at a later date if I cannot attend the conference on October 12?
Yes. If you don't have time to participate in live presentations,
you have an extra 10 days following the conference to view any presentations
you may have missed. All presentations are recorded and immediately posted
so participants unable to attend live sessions or who wish to watch presentations
again can do so at their own pace when it is most convenient for them.
Also, unlike onsite conferences during which you have to decide which
presentations you will participate in because they are scheduled to run
simultaneously, during STEMtech Online you won't need to choose--you
can view them all.
Will I need any special equipment or software
to participate in STEMtech Online?
No. All you will need is access to the internet and a web
Is there a limit to how many times I can
No. Registered STEMtech Online participants can
log in as many times as they want during the day of the conference
and for ten days following the end of the conference.
Who do I contact if I can’t log in?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or (888) 222-9749 for technical assistance prior to, during, and after the online conference.
If STEMtech Online is virtual, why is
there a registration fee?
While the cost to participate in STEMtech Online
is less expensive than the cost to attend the onsite conference, there
are still costs involved in producing a virtual conference. Although there
are no physical meeting rooms, other costs associated with organizing
and producing a conference still apply.
Can login information be shared with other
No. Only the purchaser of a STEMtech Online registration
may view or access conference content. It is not permissible to share
user names and passwords for STEMtech Online content with individuals
who have not paid the registration fee required to view or access the
Are there options for group participation?
Yes. Sign up your college or campus for $250 and invite up to 100 individuals with the same email domain (i.e., yourcollege.edu) to join this exciting one-day online event. Once
a site license is purchased, a unique code is provided allowing
that site’s participants to register. Visit the STEMtech Online
registration web page
for additional information.
Can I download presentations to watch later?
No, presentations cannot be downloaded, but they are available
for viewing for ten days following the conference. In addition, iStream
members will have 24/7 access to STEMtech Online content following
Who do I contact about becoming a STEMtech
To learn more about becoming a STEMtech
Online sponsor, please contact Chris Hennessey at
or (480) 705-8200 x237.