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Save the date for Arizona Innovation Summit 2014

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Please join us to learn and network with Arizona’s leading educators, entrepreneurs and innovators. Attendees include incubators, accelerators, funders and investors, entrepreneur program groups, education and supporting growth organizations. The dialogue will include advances in STEM education, discoveries made in Arizona and technology transfer.


Arizona Innovation Summit


Thursday, August 14, 2014


8:30 am – 7:30 pm


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85281
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Live company pitching


Hands on Learning


Networking Opportunities


Continuing Education Credits


STEM Education & Solutions



Event sponsored by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona SciTech Festival and Enterprise Forum Phoenix.


On August 14, entrepreneurs, businesses and STEM and/or Innovation fanatics will not want to miss the annual Innovation Arizona Summit 2014. Join more than 1,000 of the state’s leaders in timely educational sessions, hands-on exhibits, high-level networking, and entertaining speakers and presenters. Featured Components Include:

National STEM Enterprises
What is happening with science, technology, education and innovation at the national landscape? Join a conversation with national leaders from Vex Robotics, Project Lead the Way and Intel to hear their unique perspectives.
Moderator: Dr. Sharon Kortman, vice president of learning, Arizona Science Center
* Cathleen Barton, Education Manager, Intel, panelist
* Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO, Project Lead the Way, panelist
* Jason Morella, president, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, panelist

StartMakeBuildDo: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Library
Learn Startup, 3D modeling, movie-making, tech meet-ups, DIY Days, crowdfunding support and more. Dive into the library of the present, and see how local libraries are providing high-tech and low-tech support for entrepreneurs and makers. How can we help you and your family innovate?
Libraries represented:
* Arizona State Library, Donna Throckmorton
* Mesa Public Library, Sarah Prosory
* Phoenix Public Library, Kathy Husser & Terry Ann Lawler
* Pima County Public Library, Lisa Bunker & Jen Maney
* Scottsdale Public Library, Mike Beck
* University of Arizona Library, Jason Dewland

Teacher Components:
Continuing Education Credits
We have teamed with Arizona Science Teachers’ Association who will provide continuing education opportunities for educators attending the conference.
Full Scholarships to Attend for K-12 Teachers