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April 17 - 18, 2020

Q Conference Center | St. Charles, IL

Limited Edition (STEAM)² Conference T-Shirt


Special Conference Participants Price
Available Sizes:
Shirt Description:
Bella + Canvas Short Sleeve 4.2 oz., 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun 100% cotton Unisex T-Shirt
How to Order:
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All shirts will be distributed at
the conference. 
April 17-18, 2020

Q Conference Center

1405 N. 5th Ave. 

St. Charles, IL 60174

Dream to STEAM 


Formerly known as iMATHination, the (STEAM)² Conference is an overnight professional development experience open to all educators and STEAM enthusiasts. The  (STEAM)² Conference is designed to spark imagination and inspire curiosity among educators of all backgrounds in order to reinvigorate their practice and better serve their students.


For the past eleven years, the Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern Illinois University has presented the conference as an opportunity for classroom teachers, informal educators, and industry professionals to come together and share best-practices around science, technology, engineering, art/architecture, and mathematics (STEAM) education.


The (STEAM)² Conference features a STEAM Maker Fair - a showcase of interactive "maker stations" demonstrating the latest educational technologies, STEAM teaching resources, and make-and-take activities. A host of Skill-Building Workshop sessions allow participants to engage in hands-on lessons that can be immediately applied to the classroom. 


To learn more about the (STEAM)² Conference, or if you are interested in developing future partnerships, please contact us using the form below.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Connect with teachers, informal educators, and industry representatives through interactive sessions that will reignite your own passion for STEAM learning and lead to innovative new practices with your students.

Friday 4/17

Conference Registration

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Opening Session

7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

STEAM Maker Fair

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Social Hour / Networking

9:45 p.m.

Saturday 4/18

Conference Registration

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Skill-Building Workshop I

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Skill-Building Workshop II

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Skill-Building Workshop III

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Closing Session and Raffle

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

CPDU's Distributed (Must attend all sessions)

3:45 p.m.

Registration Packages

Choose from a variety of affordable attendance options to best suit your needs



Early-Bird Pricing

(Ends Mar. 20)


General Registration

(Ends Apr. 10)


Partner School Member

Must work with eligible grade levels in Chicago GEAR UP schools



Attendance Only

Overnight not Included


Friday Only

Overnight not Included


Saturday Only

Overnight not Included

Earn Professional Development Credits



Full participants will receive eight (8) Clock Hours / Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) through Northeastern Illinois University, recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).


For other questions and comments email Syreeta Brown at s-brown55@neiu.edu

Northeastern Illinois University

Center for College Access and Success

770 N. Halsted St., Suite 420

Chicago, IL 60642


Syreeta Brown

(STEAM)² Conference Chair

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