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League for Innovation Hosts Its First Annual STEMtech Conference

The League for Innovation announced today that registrations are now being accepted for the first annual STEMtech conference being held October 31 - November 3, 2010, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida. The 2010 STEMtech will have a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in general education and workforce training, while continuing the 25-year legacy of the Conference on Information Technology as the place to explore the intelligent application of information technology in educational institutions.

Phoenix, AZ, April 10, 2010— The League for Innovation in the Community College today announced that registration has opened for the first annual STEMtech conference, a four-day event where educators and industry leaders join together for in-depth, interactive presentations and discussions about increasing student access into and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. The 2010 STEMtech, hosted by Polk State College, Santa Fe College, University of Central Florida, and Valencia Community College,is also designed to help educators explore the strategic use of technology to better serve their students, their campuses, and their communities.

The 2010 STEMtech will feature over 200 sessions facilitated by leading STEM and technology experts covering everything from best practices for recruiting and retaining students for STEM-related programs to more effectively engaging students in instruction using social networking and other online tools. The 2010 STEMtech will also include nationally-recognized keynote speakers who will discuss major issues in STEM areas and institutionwide technology; full-day summits delivering a body of practical knowledge in each of the conference’s seven tracks; and an extensive exhibition featuring a variety of hardware, software, consulting, course management, furniture, publishing, and other companies.

“The 2010 STEMtech presents a wonderful opportunity for participants to be part of an exciting exchange of ideas about one of today’s most widely discussed issues, increasing the number of students entering and completing STEM programs, as well as the use of technology to improve teaching and learning, student services, workforce training, and institutional management,” said Gerardo E. de los Santos, League for Innovation President and CEO.

Tracks for this ground-breaking conference include:

STEM Tracks

  • Health and Science
  • Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Mathematics, Engineering, and Architecture
  • Manufacturing, Industry, and Agriculture
  • Technology, Multimedia, and Telecommunication

tech Tracks

  • Technology Systems and Applications
  • E-Learning Resources

Early registration and group discounts for the 2010 STEMtech are available now through October 1, 2010. Detailed information regarding registration, exhibiting, travel and hotel, and the conference at a glance can be found at www.league.org/stemtech.

Contact: Edward J. Leach
(480) 705-8200 x233
leach@league.org

About the League for Innovation: The League for Innovation is an international organization dedicated to supporting community colleges. The organization hosts conferences and institutes, develops web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives with its member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in its continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities.

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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 04/16/2010 at 2:43 PM | Categories: Press Release -