Thinking Globally. Starting Locally.

As the state’s premier annual STEM event, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit brings together leaders, innovators, and champions from across the state that are united by a passion to advance excellence in STEM education for all Tennesseans. For the 2018 fourth annual Summit, we will be joining forces with STEMx, a national coalition of 21 states and US territories, designed to provide an accessible platform to share, analyze and disseminate quality STEM education tools across the Nation. Both the TSIN and STEMx work to transform education, expand the number of STEM teachers, and increase student achievement in STEM to grow tomorrow’s innovators.

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.

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The fourth annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit’s theme is 

Thinking Globally. Starting Locally.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 8 & 9, 2018
from 9am to 4pm

Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN


Keynote Speaker

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


Registration

Payment by check or credit card is available through Eventbrite. Please follow the link below.

Download our W9  –  Please note the mailing address for check payments is NOT the address on our W9. Please see your ticket confirmation from Eventbrite for information on where to mail checks. Thank you.

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Hotel Block

A discounted hotel block at the nightly rate of $169 has been reserved at the Nashville Airport Marriott, located at 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN. Please reserve your room early, as the block is expected to sell out.

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 Call for Presenters

The call for presenters opened January 10, 2018 and closed on midnight on February 18, 2018.

 


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:  $600

  • 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: $1,000

  • 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: $2,000

  • 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: Minimum retail value of $600

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: $300

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.

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.

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.