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Release: #20-98
December 3, 2020
Contact: Communications
Phone: 916-319-0818

#CASTEAM20 Keynote Speakers and Early Registration Prizes Announced!

REDWOOD CITY—Give yourself the gifts of community, inspiration, and revitalization by joining us at this year’s California STEAM Symposium External link opens in new window or tab. on December 11–13, 2020! As we wind down 2020, we look forward to collaborating with educators from around the world at the California STEAM Symposium to prepare for a wonderful launch into 2021 and we are excited to announce our keynote speakers who will rejuvenate, energize, and motivate you!

Ibtihaj Muhammad – Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur, and New York Times Best–Selling Author

Phil Hansen – International Artist, Author, & Innovator at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience

Heather McGhee – Public Policy Expert who designs & promotes solutions to inequality in America

Dianna Cowern – Creator & Host of the viral “Physics Girl” web series, with over 1.7 million subscribers

Darrion Nguyen – Founder & Creator of educational social media science content “Lab Shenanigans”

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce these amazing prizes participants will be eligible to receive if they register by Friday, December 4, 2020:

  • Participate in a private Q&A with Symposium Keynote speakers Heather McGhee, Dianna Cowern, or Phil Hansen. Each group will be limited to less than 30 participants!
  • One of 100+ Makey Classic Kits, made possible through our partnership with Office Depot
  • One of 50+ copies of Heather McGhee’s upcoming book: The Sum Of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together

Event Details:

California STEAM Symposium
December 11–13, 2020
Location: Any laptop or mobile device
Current registration rate is only $145!
Visit California STEAM Symposium registration web page External link opens in new window or tab. for the full schedule, agenda, and registration.

The California STEAM Symposium is co–hosted by the California Department of Education, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation.

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Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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