Our mission for the 2023 STEM Summit is to empower and inspire teachers and educational leaders to promote and advance STEM education. We aim to provide a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices, and cutting-edge techniques. 🚀

You’re invited to join us Tuesday, August 15 to Thursday, August 17 for the 2023 STEM Summit at the Wenatchee Convention Center! The STEM Summit provides professional learning opportunities for teachers and educational staff members in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics taught by experts and specialists in their fields.

The session schedule is now available on the “Sessions” tab or by visiting SCHED. Be sure to check out our tips on how to use the SCHED platform!

Attendee Registration

Registration is now open for the 2023 STEM Summit! As always, registration is free for educators in districts who are part of the NCESD STEM Cooperative (and $500 for others). pdEnroller will automatically remove the cost of the event when you sign in under your account. If you have questions about registration, please contact Barb Nuxoll at barbaran@ncesd.org

Keynotes ONLY Registration

If you can’t attend the entire Summit, or you’re a community member only interested in seeing a Keynote, you can register to attend one, two, or all of the 2023 STEM Summit Keynote presentations. You can register for these on Eventbrite. If you have questions about Eventbrite registration, please contact Becca Freimuth at beccaf@ncesd.org. 

IMPORTANT: If you register to attend the STEM Summit (via pdEnroller) you do not need to register for the Keynotes on Eventbrite.

2023 Keynotes

Click on the speakers photo below to see them in action!

Mark C. Perna

Mark has devoted his career to uncovering the secrets of the younger generations and empowering parents, educators, and employers to understand and motivate them at a new level. Not only has Mark written a book on this topic and given more than 200 radio, television, and podcast interviews about it, but he’s also been in the trenches as a single father to two successful young people.

Learn more about Mark!

John Spencer

John is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He wants to see teachers unleash the creative potential in all of their students so that kids can be makers, designers, artists, and engineers. John explores research, interviews educators, deconstructs systems, and studies real-world examples of design thinking in action. He shares what he is learning in books, blog posts, journal articles, free resources, animated videos, and podcasts.

Learn more about John!

Jo Boaler

We’re excited to bring back Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams! Jo is a Stanford University Professor of Mathematics teaching and learning – in particular, how different teaching approaches impact students’ learning, how to teach mathematics for a “growth mindset”, and how equity is promoted in mathematics classrooms. The role of groupwork and mathematical discussions in the development of understanding. The ways teachers may be supported in moving towards equitable and effective teaching environments. The importance of data science and ways to integrate data science into all subjects in school.

Learn more about Jo!

2023 Sponsors

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2023 Summit or participating as a vendor with a booth, please explore the Vendor Tab and Sponsor Tabs on this page to learn more and register.


If you have questions about the 2023 STEM Summit, please contact Pete Phillips and petep@ncesd.org or Barb Nuxoll at barbaran@ncesd.org