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 471A - AIA/NDIA DC STEM Call-to-Action Forum 

471A - AIA/NDIA DC STEM Call-to-Action Forum 



Event Number

Event Date

 to 10/29/2013

Event Location
Patton Boggs LLP

Event Contact
Rebecca Danahy at or (703) 247-2561


The primary purpose of our quarterly meetings is to engage in local dialogues about how we can increase the quality of STEM education; the quantity of STEM educated graduates that are eligible for employment in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industries; and the amount and effectiveness of engagement by A&D employers, working in partnership with others in their communities.

Previous meetings have demonstrated the productiveness of bringing together participants in the national level AIA and NDIA workforce efforts with state and local STEM workforce and education stakeholders, to share best practices, expand the “toolbox” of ideas for engaging the community; and discuss issues and solutions. We hope you will be able to attend the meeting and come away with some great ideas and action plans.

What is the purpose of this meeting?
1. To foster regional and statewide communication and to develop operational concepts for collaboration to enhance and expand the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) future workforce in DC.
2. To identify opportunities for multi-industry collaboration and alignment to advance STEM education and cultivate the 21st century workforce. 

What are the objectives?
1. To identify STEM education, skills and competencies goals; and to determine effective ways of partnering with elementary, secondary and post secondary education to produce the 21st Century workforce.
2. To develop a unified STEM message from industry in DC to educators, parents, and students.   
3. To identify best practices and implement methods to nurture and emulate or replicate and connect high payoff programs through collaboration in the STEM network. 

Who should attend? 
• Aerospace and defense company representatives with workforce development or community relations responsibilities.
• Members of other industries with a stake in STEM education and workforce preparation.
• STEM educators, school administrators, and district supervisors.
• Members of the academic community involved in STEM.
• State and local education, workforce development, and economic development officials.
• Members of the philanthropic community focused on education and workforce.
• STEM program providers.
• Other participants in DC STEM Initiatives.


To download/view/print the full agenda, please click here.

Schedule at a glance:

Monday, October 28, 2013
7:00am-8:00am     Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00am-9:00am     Welcome and National Overview 
9:00am-9:45am     Keynote Speaker 
9:45am-10:00am   Networking Break
10:00am-10:30am DC STEM Status and Objectives
10:30am-12:00pm Panel Discussion: DC STEM Best Practices  
12:00pm-1:00pm   Networking Luncheon  
1:00pm-2:15pm     Panel Discussion: Best Practices from Around the Country 
2:15pm-2:30pm     Goals and Instructions for Breakout Groups
2:30pm-2:45pm     Networking Break
2:45pm-4:00pm     Breakout Sessions: Best Practices and Goal Setting for DC
4:05pm-4:40pm     Keynote Speaker 
4:40pm-5:00pm     Wrap-Up
5:00pm-6:30pm     Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7:30am-8:30am     Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30am-8:40am     Welcome and Review of Objectives  
8:45am-10:15am   Breakout Sessions: Action Planning to Reach Goals Set On Day 1 
10:20am-11:00am  Keynote Speaker
11:00am-11:45am  Reports from Breakout Groups
11:45am-12:00pm  Next Steps
12:00pm                Adjourn


Patton Boggs, LLP
2550 M St NW Washington, DC 20037
(202) 457-6000
Tel: (202)457-6000
Fax: (202)457-6315


For more information on where to stay, please visit DC's Official Travel and Tourism website here.


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

To view/download/print the registration form, please click here.

Registration Fees:

  • K-12 Teachers and Administrators = $25

  • Non-Profit/Higher Education/Government: $50

  • Industry Attendees: $100

Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Rebecca Danahy, Cancellations must be received by October 18, 2013. No refunds will be given for this meeting.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Rebecca Danahy at or (703) 247-2561


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense