STEMCON Announces Shaesta Waiz as Keynote Speaker

Shaesta Waiz
Shaesta Waiz

STEMCON has announced that Shaesta Waiz, Founder & Pilot Dreams Soar, Inc., as the official 5th Annual STEMCON (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Conference) keynote speaker in Rosemont, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near downtown Chicago, on April 20, 2018 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Waiz successfully accomplished her mission of flying solo around the world to encourage children to pursue STEM and aviation education. The global solo flight launched May 13, 2017 from Daytona Beach International Airport in a single-engine A36 Beechcraft Bonanza, and has taken her to five continents, 22 countries, 32 outreach events where she inspired over 3,000 children and young adults, to believe in themselves and allow their dreams to soar. Her historic, milestone journey ended 145 days later on Wednesday, October 4 at Daytona International Airport, Sheltair Aviation’s fixed-based operation.

Registration for STEMCON is currently open, and the early bird rate of $200 will close on December 31, 2017. Please contact STEMCON directly to take advantage of our group registration rate for five or more attendees from a school or district.

STEMCON will offer more than 50 breakout sessions and workshops from leaders in all areas of STEM education who are experts in evidence-based STEM teaching principles. Session topics include Thinking Forward, Project-Based Learning, STEM Education for STEM Careers, Outdoor Learning with STEM and Diversity in STEM Education.

STEMCON also invites companies to exhibit their resources and services through mathematics, physics, coding, virtual reality, 3D Printing, drones, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and more. To view last year’s program, visit the 2017 Program.

STEMCON is accepting Proposals for Presentations at STEMCON 2018 until December 4, 2017. The requirements are practical, innovative presentations that display academic and professional excellence. Those interested can refer to the website and also to participate in Sponsorship opportunities.

STEMCON’s mission is to provide a practical professional development conference for K-12 STEM educators. STEMCON is a platform for STEM educators and administrators from all around the nation to collaborate, connect and to share their best practices.

For more information, visit, or the STEMCON YouTube channel for videos.