This event has been postponed

Transforming Education for the Workforce

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - POSTPONED

Iowa Events Center - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309


This event has been postponed. Registration payments will be refunded. Please check back for announcement of a new date for the Summit.

Transforming Education for the Workforce – an event of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council – brings together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about connecting education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science as critical aspects of STEM education.

Complimentary registration, substitute reimbursement 
and free license renewal
credit for classroom teachers!



  • General Registration - $50
  • Student Registration (PreK-16) - $0
  • Practicing PreK-12 and Informal Educator Registration - Complimentary, courtesy of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council

Please Note: All fees are non-refundable.

*If you wish to use one payment method for multiple individuals, contact us at 319-273-2959.

Payments may be made via credit card/debit card or invoice. Please register by clicking on the button below: 




Click HERE for the Transforming Education for the Workforce Summit agenda.


Monday, April 13, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00PM — A reception will be hosted for Summit attendees at the Science Center of Iowa at 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines. 

AEA Credit

Educators are eligible to earn licensure renewal credit through the Central Rivers Area Education Agency. Participants in the offered course will apply principles from the STEM Summit back in their school district. Participants will dig into community partnerships and authentic experiences to engage students in these opportunities. Participants will collaborate with other participants in the course to gain news ideas.

Requirements include:

  • Participants must attend the STEM Summit on April 14, 2020.
  • Participants must attend initial course meeting at 2:15 PM in room [room # TBD] immediately following the STEM Summit.
  • Participants must complete course registration, available during the initial course meeting.




The preferred hotel for this event is:

Des Moines Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center, 929 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

For reservations under the Iowa STEM Summit 2020 block, call (515) 282-5251. The room block rate is $65 per room on April 13 plus 12% tax, includes complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, guest room WiFi access, refrigerator/microwaves, oversized indoor pool, fitness center and free parking on premises. 

Deadline for reservations at this rate is Monday, March 23, at 11:59PM.


As this is a public event, photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event, you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming. This includes any reproductions or adaptations of the images or video for fundraising, publicity or other educational purposes in the future. 









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