STEM Leadership Conference 2023 Georgia Tech

The 2024 STEAM Leadership Conference at Georgia Tech will provide an inspiring array of experiences to build and engage STEAM leaders for our 8th annual conference that will take place on Friday, March 8, (virtual) and Saturday, March 9, (in-person) 2024.  Registration is now closed.

Final Conference Schedule Now Available! View the full conference schedule here.


We are excited to announce Dr. Natalie King as the keynote speaker for this year’s STEAM Leadership Conference.

Natalie S. King, PhD is an associate professor of science education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Her scholarly work focuses on advancing Black girls in STEM education, community-based STEM programs, and the role of curriculum in fostering equity in science teaching and learning. Dr. King is a recipient of the 2023 National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award – the nation’s highest honor for early career scientists and engineers. She is the first educator to receive this recognition. Dr. King is also an NSF Early CAREER Award (#1943285) recipient whose research challenges the capitalist agenda for encouraging girls’ involvement in STEM. She elevates the identities and brilliance of Black girls in her scholarship, programs, and grant projects. In addition, Natalie King serves as the Principal Investigator of an NSF Noyce project (# 1852889) seeking to diversify the STEM teaching workforce. Dr. King is the founder and executive director of I AM STEM, LLC and partners with community-based organizations to provide Black and Brown children with access to comprehensive academic summer enrichment programs that embrace their cultural experiences while also preparing them to become productive and critically-conscious citizens. Her work is published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Education, Journal of Multicultural Affairs, Journal of Science Teacher Education, The Science Teacher, and Teaching and Teacher Education.


The Future and Beyond: Workforce Development, Critical Thinking, Innovation

In today's rapidly changing world, it is vital that we bridge gaps between education and industry. As educators and experts of knowledge, we must provide opportunities to develop critical thinking skills to help the next generation analyze, evaluate and make informed decisions. As the world evolves, it is imperative that we foster innovation to help us adapt to the changing environment and successfully prepare the future workforce for new and emerging roles.


Superintendents, curriculum coordinators, principals, academic coaches, content specialists, teacher leaders, artists, after-school coordinators, informal educators, researchers, curriculum developers, policymakers, industry professionals, and like-minded individuals who want to take STEAM teaching and learning to the next level.

Schedule - Friday, March 8, 2024 (virtual)

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Keynote - Natalie S. King, PhD, Georgia State University
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Presentations
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Learn Session
1:30 - 3:50 p.m. – Presentations

Schedule - Saturday, March 9, 2024 (in person)

10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Fair/Atlanta Science Festival Kick-off Event (optional)
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. – STEAM Leadership Conference Check-in
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. – Workshop Session 1 (choice of activities)
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. – Speaker - Bosko Kante, Grammy-Winning Artist, Producer
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. – Workshop Session 2 (choice of activities)
4:00 p.m. – Music Technology Fair (optional)