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Powerful Keynotes!

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Brenda Skoczelas
2018 Florida Professor of the Year
United States

Pursuing a love of science and becoming a college physics instructor is fraught with challenges for anyone, but when you are a woman without role models in the field, that task becomes daunting. Ms. Skoczelas takes you on a highly personal journey of how she fought through prejudices and stereotypes to emerge as a highly successful professional. Her striking keynote is thought-provoking, humorous, and unforgettable!

Meet Brenda

Maryam Sahar Naqibullah

Women’s Rights Activist

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Imagine a world where any passing vehicle might spray acid on you; where your school bus route must change every week so someone will not board it and assault you. Your crime? You are a woman who wants an education. For Ms. Naqibullah, this was not imagination; it was daily life in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In her life-changing presentation, see how women’s access to opportunity is threatened worldwide - including in your own country - and how she courageously plans to lead cultural change in Afghanistan!

Meet Maryum

Featured Sessions!

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Erikka Moore
Executive Director

Informative Breakouts!


The Leadership Strand will keep you on top of cutting-edge policy initiatives designed to attract more women and under-represented populations into STEM education and related fields.

The Teaching Strand will immerse you in interactive demonstrations of academically vigorous, ready-to-use instructional practices that promote mastery of STEM content.

Invited presenters include:
Dr. Anne Kern
University of Idaho

Ava Parker, J.D.
President, Palm Beach State College

Erikka Moore
Executive Director, TAG-ed Educational Consortium

Dr. Gordon Nixon
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Selma Ion, M.D.
Cardiovascular Care of Leesburg

Kieran Snyder
CEO, Textio Corporation
Invited presenters include:
John Palmer
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

Rhonda Brown
Discover Learning

Jackie Thompson
National Educator Program

Marina Moschenko
Brooklyn Technical Institute

Amy Ainslie
Tavares High School

Steve Clark
Lake-Sumter State College

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