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.

Session schedule will be available in April/May 2023 via SCHED (you will receive the link after registration).

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

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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 & Vendors

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2023 Summit or participating as a vendor with a booth, please explore the Vendor Tab and Sponsor Tab 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

Hotel Block for Attendees

We have a room block available for STEM Summit attendees at the Residence Inn Wenatchee. The available rate is $98/night.

Start Date: Monday, August 14th, 2023

End Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Last Day to Book: Saturday, July 15th

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2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Support professional development opportunities for regional educators!

The annual STEM Summit empowers teachers and educational leaders to promote and advance STEM education in the K-12 setting. There are various levels of sponsorship that will help you connect with the 500+ attendees we will see over the 3-day, in-person STEM Summit at the Wenatchee Convention Center on August 15-17, 2023.

Step 1: Submit Sponsorship Form and a member of our team will get back to you to confirm your sponsorship.

Fill out Sponsorship Form

Step 2: Pay for your sponsorship using our online payment form by clicking on the “Donate” button below.

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Please Note: If you are sponsoring an attendee scholarship or the t-shirts AND want a booth, you must register separately on the Vendor Registration Tab (a booth is not included in those two sponsorship levels).

Call for Presenters 2023

Are you interested in presenting at the 2023 STEM Summit in Wenatchee, WA?

The STEM Summit is an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and expertise in STEM Education with other educators! Every year we welcome presenters from districts and organizations across the state and nation. Here’s a little taste of the learning strands (topics) you can expect to see at this year’s Summit: Career & Technical Education (CTE), Career Connected Learning, Engineering, Early Learning, Math, Science, Computer Science/AI, EdTech, STEM Inclusion, and more.

All presenters get free tickets to attend the entire Summit!

Call for presenters Form

2023 Vendor Booth Registration

We’re inviting interested organizations and businesses to join us at the 2023 STEM Summit as a vendor!

This year’s Summit is completely in-person August 15-17 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. During the event, we will have a Vendor Booth Are where our 500+ attendees can engage with over 15 organizations and businesses. The Summit is a fantastic opportunity to feature programs and services that support STEM educators. Vendors can also join us during evening socials designed to facilitate networking around STEM conversations and activities.

If you are also interested in hosting a booth at the STEM Summit, please use fill out our Vendor Registration Form and then submit payment via the Authorize.net “Donate” button below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pete Phillips at petep@ncesd.org

What’s included:

  • 6-foot table
  • Power & WiFi
  • Meeting room to meet with prospective customers
  • Opportunity to present give-away during Thursday lunch hour
  • Access to attendee list

Vendors are expected to have a representative at their booth Tues. August 15 (7:30am – 2:30pm), Wed. August 16 (7:30am – 2:30pm), and Thurs. August 17 (7:30am – 1:00pm).

Vendors will be able to set up their booth on Monday, August 14 from 10am – 3pm.

Attendee Raffle:

We will be doing a raffle for attendees during lunch on Thursday, August 17. All vendors are asked to donate a product or service for this and will be able to deliver their “give-away” directly to the winning educator. Vendors are responsible for collecting raffle tickets at their booth throughout the Summit.

Register for a booth today:

Step 1: Fill out the Vendor Registration Form and a member of our team will get back to you to confirm your submission.

Vendor Registration

Step 2: Pay for your vendor booth using our online payment form by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below.

Please Note: If you are looking for sponsorship opportunities, please view the Sponsorship Tab.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I get partial clock hours, or do I need to purchase for the entire Summit?
    • You can purchase only what you need. We will mark you attended based on attendance at each session. You will then get a notification from pdEnroller and can purchase you customized clock hours. This can take up to 4 weeks after the STEM Summit to complete.
  • Will the sessions be recorded?
    • No sessions will be recorded during the 2023 STEM Summit. This is an in-person event
  • I have a different question. Who can I contact?
    • Please contact Pete Phillips for general questions about the STEM Summit or Barb Nuxoll for questions about Clock Hours.

Previous STEM Summit Information

Sessions for the 2022 STEM Summit are not available. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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