Kick-off event is Saturday, January 30, 2021
SciTech Institute is excited to announce the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival season, marking 10 years of celebrating STEM in Arizona. In honor of this achievement and in the spirt of STEM innovation on which the Festival was founded, the innovative organization is evolving to more effectively meet the needs of the state’s communities and residents.
We are taking advantage of the “virtual” reality that has arisen in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and working to support the Festival’s collaborators and events as a fusion of online and in-person approach. Organizers will continue to offer their in-person, hands-on events when possible, but will also be encouraged to add virtual options as well. The benefits of combining in-person and digital engagement are two-fold:
First and foremost, it enhances access for all. We are working hard to ensure people have the opportunity to still engage with STEM during this time and provide opportunities to better connect our STEM ecosystem of collaborators from business, community, government and education.
Secondly, it embraces continued STEM learning and engagement and helps break down barriers like geography and socioeconomics. We see the silver lining in the ways current challenges will push us to grow as a community. We anticipate that this “hybrid” format will go beyond signature events and 2021 to make the overall Festival truly inclusive and provide participants of all capabilities with valuable and rewarding experiences well into the future.
Since its launch in 2012, the SciTech Festival’s 900+ partners have engaged hundreds of thousands of attendees in 80+ Arizona cities and towns. The 2021 Festival season offers an incredible opportunity to both celebrate the past and embrace the future. We invite you to join us in making STEM accessible, engaging and inspiring for all.
Visit https://scitechinstitute.org to learn more.
Visit www.aztechcouncil.org/tech-events to view all of the Council’s upcoming virtual networking opportunities, engaging virtual tech events and in-person tech events.