2015 California STEM Symposium
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1. When and where will the 2015 California STEM Symposium be held?
The 2015 California STEM Symposium will held October 29 and 30 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Registration will be open on the 28th.  

2. What’s the STEM Symposium all about? 
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 3rd Annual California STEM Symposium on October 29 and 30, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

This Symposium will bring together thousands of teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

3. How much are registration fees for the 2015 STEM Symposium?
Early Bird rate is $280 (for those booked by April 30, 2015)
Regular Registration rate is $300 (May 1- September 18)
Late registration rate is $375 (based on availability September 18 – onsite) 

4. What is included in Symposium registration fees?
o Continental breakfast and lunch for 2 days, as well as a networking reception
o Daily General Session Keynotes 
o Breakout sessions/presentations
o Access to the exhibitor hall

5. What presentation formats will be offered at the Symposium?
General Sessions featuring Keynote Speakers 
Breakout sessions 
Round table presentations 
Student and Teacher Demonstrations 

6. How do I apply to be a presenter? 
The presenter application deadline has passed, we look forward to your application next year. 

7. What is a roundtable presentation? 
The round table submission deadline has passed, we look forward to your application next year. 

8. I am a conference presenter. Do I need to register and pay?
One discounted registration will be given to the Primary Presenter at a cost of $150. Additional presenters must register at our current conference rate. 

9.  Can I register and pay for multiple staff from my school? 
Yes, group registration is available on step #3 of registration process.  Attendees will be able to go back in and modify their individual registrations by clicking "modify registration" button and entering their email and confirmation number.  

10. How do I register and pay for the conference?
o Please register online here.   

o If you are paying by check please print your online registration confirmation out and mail it with your check to:  (all checks MUST be received by September 15th for a valid registration) 
   Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation 
   425 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063

o Purchase Orders- We do not accept purchase orders as a method of payment. However, if necessary a purchase order can be used to hold registration spaces. Registration will NOT be confirmed until payment is received. Payment will need to be made by October 1, 2015 to avoid cancellation and paying the higher registration rate. 

11. Will meals be provided?
Yes continental breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception will be provided and are included as part of the registration rate. 

12. How will I get my Symposium badge and other materials?
Symposium badges and other materials will be provided during on site registration. Early Check in will be available on October 28, 2015 from 4:00p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

13. How can I request special assistance?
Please fill out the special request field on the symposium registration form. For additional inquiries please email: Stemsymposium@cdefoundation.org 

14. Where can I find information about hotels?
Discounted rooms of $140 have been secured at the nearby Hilton.  STEM attendees that book at this hotel will be registered to win a FREE DISNEY WEEKEND!   Click here to book the hotel directly.  https://aws.passkey.com/g/50014675  

15. What is the best way to get to the Convention Center?
Anaheim is accessible easily through air, train and automobile travel.  Click here for full information and driving directions.  http://cdefoundation.org/hotel-and-travel-information/

16. Where can I see a list of the sessions being offered at the California STEM Symposium?
This information will be published on our website when it becomes available. 

17. Will there be wireless internet access available at the conference?
Yes there will be wireless internet access at the symposium. 

18. Where will lost and found be located?
At the help desk by registration. 

19. Where can conference presenters find information regarding their session and equipment needs?   
   Contact Emily Oliva 

20. Who should I contact about exhibiting at the 2015 California STEM Symposium?
Please fill out the online registration choose the exhibitor option.  
For questions please email Erin Scholes at erin@scholesconsulting.com 

21. When and where will future STEM Symposiums be held?
Locations will be published on our website when the dates are set.

22. Where can I get additional information about the 2015 STEM Symposium if I still have questions?
   On our website at www.cdefoundation.org/stemsymposium/
   For additional questions please contact: Stemsymposium@cdefoundation.org