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Science for All Summit

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Save the Date!

February 20-21, 2025

Friday Conference Center | Chapel Hill, NC

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosted the inaugural Science for All Summit in April 2023 and the second annual Summit in February 2024. We are already looking forward to hosting the third annual Summit on February 20-21, 2025.

The Summit is a community convening to advance access and opportunity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for people of all backgrounds and lived experiences. The purpose of the Summit is to engage educators, practitioners, researchers, thought leaders, and other change agents in conversation and knowledge building around emerging issues and innovative strategies related to advancing access in STEM. Putting these ideals into practice requires an intentional focus on creating authentic and adaptive environments while simultaneously cultivating a community that collaborates, innovates, and implements promising practices shown to effect sustainable change. At the Summit, we will provide opportunities to share new research findings, exchange resources, discuss strategies, and demonstrate effective practices and interventions.

The 2025 program will include keynote addresses by thought leaders and change agents who you won’t want to miss. Details coming soon!

Location: 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

The two-day Summit will incorporate keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities to encourage conversation and knowledge building.

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday, February 20, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday Conference Center
Friday, February 21, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Friday Conference Center

Registration for the 2025 Summit will open on December 1Join our mailing list to stay up to date on all Summit announcements.

The registration fee includes 2 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches as well as digital access to Summit resources including presenter slides and handouts. CEUs may be available for qualifying participants.

Registration Rates:
$75 student rate
$95 educator rate
$195 nonprofit and college/university rate
$295 corporate rate

You can request scholarship assistance by completing our brief scholarship application here prior to registering. You will be notified about your scholarship status in early December.

Participants will be able to purchase Summit t-shirts on site at the Friday Conference Center. You can reserve a t-shirt when you complete your registration.

T-Shirts – $30
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Please download our flyer to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Presenting Sponsor

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Summit Champion

Summit Allies

Summit Exhibitors

We are grateful to the following individuals who are volunteering their time to serve on the 2025 Steering Committee.

Ashley Boyette

Keyma Clark, EdD
Personal and Professional Development Coach, Wake Forest University

Eisha Clyde
Founder and Executive Director, The HBCU STEMulUS

Rene Daughtry
President/Founder, Aisymmetry

Linda Dion, NBCT
Program Coordinator, Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership

Ariana Eily, PhD
Lecturer, Elon University

Dulce Guiliana-Skye
Student, Holly Springs High School

Crystal Harden, EdD
Director of Program and Access Initiatives, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Trudie Henninger
Education Outreach Manager, The North Carolina Arboretum

Kyla Keenan
Student Fellow, Education Justice Alliance and Director of Advocacy, Bay Society for Disability Justice, Holly Springs High School

Jamie Lathan, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Extended Learning, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Connie Locklear, EdD
Director of Indian Education, Public Schools of Robeson County

Alfred Mays
Chief Diversity Officer and Strategist, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Stephani Page, PhD
Director of Strategic Initiatives, WEPAN – Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Josmell Perez
Director, Carolina Latinx Center

Keaundra Robinson
Equity Leadership and Strategy Coordinator, Durham Public Schools

Davron Rorie
Access Initiatives Specialist, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Torri Staton, PhD
Director of Equitable Economic Development and Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Mark Townley
Assistant Director of Programs, Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership

Deanna Townsend-Smith, EdD
Senior Director, Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity & Opportunity

Megan Vinh, PhD
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Accommodations are the responsibility of individual participants.

A block of rooms will be held at the following properties:

Courtyard by Marriott
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill NC 27517
Conference rate: TBD

Hampton Inn & Suites
6121 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill NC 27517
Conference rate: TBD

The cutoff for reservations using the group discount is 5:00 pm on TBD.

I am interested in submitting a proposal. How long will the sessions last and how many people will participate? Breakout sessions will be 1 hour with approximately 20-40 participants depending on the level of interest in the topic. There is also an option to submit a poster proposal for the 2025 Summit.

What information is required to submit a proposal? You can preview all the questions on the proposal submission form here (as soon as the 2025 form is finalized).

Are there scholarships available to ensure the Summit is accessible and inclusive? Yes! Please complete our brief scholarship application here prior to registering. You will be notified about your scholarship status in early December.

Where is the Friday Conference Center located? The address for the Friday Conference Center is 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Please contact with general inquiries.

Please contact Adam Phelps to discuss sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

We are grateful to Burroughs Wellcome Fund for their generous support as the presenting sponsor.

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