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DC Tech Meetup: Two more events

From: Peter C.
Sent on: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:53 PM

In my last email I neglected to tell you about two events that might interest next week:

12/5: Tech Cocktail Sessions DC: Building Your Team (RSVP) is happening. Starting a business is hard. Building it into a successful company is even harder. Come learn first hand from entrepreneurs who've done it.

12/6: The Swedish Embassy wants DC Tech Meetups to come to their Innovation Ambassadors & Future of Stem Sessions. Check it out -- RSVP links at the bottom.

Have a great weekend!



Morning Session

Innovation Ambassadors

- A Kids’ Innovation Panel

Afternoon Session

The Future of STEM
- A Policy Discussion

09:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

12:00 PM

Registration and Lunch

10:30 AM


Innovation Ambassadors


This panel will highlight the students participating in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge who have conducted joint research on improving lives of older people. The children will present their innovations, and talk about their interest in science and the process of collaborative learning.


Welcome by H.E. Jonas Hafström, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States



Dr. Woodie Flowers, Professor Emeritus, MIT, and FIRST National Advisor

Mr. Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP

Col. Patrick G. Forrester, Colonel US Army (ret.) and NASA Astronaut


1:30 PM

The Future of STEM


This panel discussion will address challenges and possibilities for the future of STEM education, and share strategies to stimulate and sustain interest, creativity and skills in the STEM disciplines.


Welcome by H.E. Jonas Hafström, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States



Dr. John Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Ms Anna Ekström, Director General, The  Swedish National Agency for Education

Dr. Woodie Flowers, Professor Emeritus, MIT

Ms Camsie McAdams, Senior Advisor on STEM Education, US Department of Education

Mr. Peter Corbett, CEO IstrategyLabs


Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

12:00 PM




Click here to register for Innovation Ambassadors or visit:

Click here to register for STEM Panel Discussion or visit:



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