The information below is an archive of the 2018 TN STEM Innovation Summit. Please check back soon for announcements regarding the 2019 Summit!

 


Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Grant Imahara

Before becoming a Mythbuster, Grant Imahara was an animatronics engineer and modelmaker for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California. He specialized in electronics and radio control at the ILM Model Shop, and has credits on numerous movies, including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Matrix: Reloaded and Revolutions, and most recently, Van Helsing and Star Wars: Episode III.

He has installed electronics in R2-D2 units for Star Wars Episodes I and II, and along with R2-D2 Crew Chiefs Don Bies and Nelson Hall, Grant is one of only three official R2-D2 operators in the United States.  Read more about Grant

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Joseph Acaba 

Joseph M. Acaba was selected by NASA in 2004. The California native has logged a total of 306 days in space during three missions.  In 2009, Acaba flew aboard STS-119 on the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station to deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and a truss element.  During this mission, he conducted two spacewalks.  In 2012, Acaba flew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the space station where he worked as Flight Engineer for the Expedition 31/32.  During this mission, the first commercial resupply spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, arrived at the station.  Acaba also served as Director of Operations Russia in Star City supporting crew training in Soyuz and Russian Segment systems, and most recently served as Flight Engineer on the International Space Station for Expedition 53/54, landing back on Earth on February 28, 2018.

Prior to arriving at NASA, Acaba taught one year of high school science at Melbourne High School, Florida, and four years of middle school math and science at Dunnellon Middle School, Florida.  Read more about Joe

 


Registration

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Hotel Block

The hotel block at the Nashville Airport Marriott, located at 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN, is now sold out for Tuesday night, May 8, 2018. Rooms still remain at the rate of $169 for Monday night, May 7, 2018.  View Hotel Block

Additional Recommended Hotels:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport
10 Century Blvd, Nashville, TN
615-871-0033

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Airport
412 Royal Parkway, Nashville, TN
615-884-0088

Courtyard Marriott
2508 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
615-883-9500

Springhill Suites
1100 Airport Center Drive, Nashville, TN
615-884-6111

Other Hotels Near the Nashville Airport Marriott

 


Schedule and Learning Sessions

The Innovation Summit features interactive learning sessions designed to stimulate participants’ thinking around a broad range of strategies used to integrate STEM in the classroom. The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders and practitioners that are seeing success with STEM practices designed to raise student interest and achievement in STEM education.

We are excited to announce some of the Learning Sessions at the 4th Annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit!

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ORNL Traveling Science Fair

Step right up and experience science at a whole new level as Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) brings STEM to students through the traveling Science Fair! The ORNL Science Fair provides the opportunity for guests of all ages to learn more about science and the importance of the ORNL research directly from scientists as they tour carnival-style, interactive trailers that describe various fields of research and areas of future career opportunities.

Bring your students for a one hour tour of the traveling science fair while it visits the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit!

Learn More

 

 


Vendors and Exhibitors

Take advantage of these exhibitor packages to help your company increase brand awareness, drive exhibit traffic, and boost overall ROI, before, during, and after the event! All marketing and promotional opportunities are 100% customizable to meet your particular marketing objectives.  All materials must be approved by conference organizers and meet conference deadlines.  Packages WILL sell out! Reserve your space today! 

All sponsorship/exhibitor dollars paid to the TSIN (and STEMx) are collected through Battelle Education, our parent organization (and tax exempt 509c3 supporting organization of the Battelle Memorial Institute, 501c3). These dollars go towards supporting current and future programs of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network.

Anticipated Attendees: 350 educators and school leaders from Tennessee and 50 representatives from the National STEMx Network.

 

Basic Exhibitor Package:  SOLD OUT

  • One Standard exhibitor space in exhibit area (includes one table, tablecloth, and two chairs)
  • Company name listed on exhibitor list in program and on exhibit hall signage
  • Complementary wifi during the event (Electricity at booth is not included)
  • Non-profit rate: $350 (documentation required, limited availability, one space per organization)

Silver Exhibitor Package: DEADLINE PASSED

  • One Prime exhibitor space located in the highest traffic areas of exhibition (includes one table, tablecloth, and two chairs)
  • Complementary wifi during the event (Electricity at booth is not included)
  • Full color company logo and name listed on exhibitor list in program and on exhibit hall signage
  • Full event attendee list including mailing and email addresses (released after the event)

Gold Exhibitor Package: Deadline Passed

  • One Double Sized Prime exhibitor space located in the highest traffic areas of exhibition (includes two tables, tablecloth, and four chairs)
  • Full color company logo and name listed on exhibitor list in program and on exhibit hall signage
  • Full event attendee list including mailing and email addresses (released after the event)
  • One Sponsored Learning Session at the Summit (Topic must be approved by Battelle Education in advance of the event. Sessions will be 45 to 60 minutes long, and must be interactive and engaging to the audience. Sponsored sessions will take place alongside non-sponsored sessions and attendees may choose to attend.)
  • Complementary wifi during the event (Electricity at booth is not included)

Product Donation Exhibitor: Deadline Passed

Interested in sponsoring with product? We will match retail value of donated products dollar for dollar with our exhibitor packages. Product must be preapproved by the TSIN. Minimum product donation is $600. Please contact Gretchen Brown for more information at browng@battelle.org.

 

Exhibitor Add-ons:

Attendee Bag Insert: DEADLINE PASSED

Insert a piece of product literature or giveaway item into conference attendee bags. Bags are given to all attendees, presenters, and sponsors. Great for announcing a promotion, giveaway, or contest at your exhibit!  Exhibitor is responsible for providing a quantity of 400 of all items and shipping to arrive by May 1, 2018 deadline.

Electricity: $25 per day

Wifi: Included

Vendor Registration

 


Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available with a range of benefits. You may download the list of sponsorship opportunities here. Don’t see one you like? No problem! We can customize a sponsorship to fit your needs! Contact Gretchen Brown at browng@battelle.org for assistance. Deadline is April 20, 2018.

Interested in sponsoring with product? We will match retail value of donated products dollar for dollar with our exhibitor packages. Product must be preapproved by the TSIN. Minimum product donation is $600. Please contact Gretchen Brown for more information at browng@battelle.org. – Deadline passed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I pay for registration with a check? Absolutely! Just follow the link above to our Eventbrite and under the payment box select “pay by check.”  All of the information you need will be in your confirmation email.
  • Can I purchase a ticket for just one day? We’re sorry, but one day tickets are not available.
  • Can I come on day 1, and send a friend on day 2?  Yes, however they must have your name tag for entry. If they do not have your nametag, they will not be able to enter.
  • Can I receive continuing ed credit for the Summit? We are unable to offer TASL credit for the Summit. However, if your district will accept conference learning sessions as credit, we are happy to send you a certificate. Just send us an email after the Summit and we will verify your attendance and send your certificate.