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February 5, 2019
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Jasper Pena

8th Annual Kickoff Conference, Featured STEM Events


4,500+ Science & Tech Events Offer Something for Everyone

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Communities across the state are excited for the 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival, the state’s annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Now in its eighth year, SciTech Fest is the country’s third-largest science festival with 3,500+ events taking place through March.

The Arizona SciTech Festival offers curious minds of all ages abundant opportunities to explore STEM across the state through interactive events, workshops, exhibitions, displays, lectures and tours. Best of all: SciTech events are free! This season kicked-off with the annual Connect2STEM event on Saturday, Jan. 26, presented by the University of Arizona, in partnership with Cox Communications. Connect2STEM is a family-friendly event with more than 150 hands-on activities held on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

These events are vital to engaging future generations of scientists and technology leaders, as well as fueling excitement for our growing STEM culture in the Grand Canyon State.

“We are excited to once again present the Arizona SciTech Festival, which showcases our state’s robust STEM culture, primes our future talent pipeline and fuels our growing economy,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This two-month celebration of science and technology keeps growing and growing, which is a testament to our surging innovation culture.”

“As a technology company, Cox Communications deeply supports the advancement of STEM education across our state,” said Susan Anable, Southwest Vice President of Public Affairs, Cox Communications. “We are thrilled to again sponsor this amazing festival, which sparks imaginations and spurs excitement about science and technology for people of all ages.”



Dr. Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director, Arizona SciTech Festival or (480) 250-7764

2019 Sponsors:


* Cox Communications


* Arizona Commerce Authority


* Arizona Board of Regents


* Accountabil IT

* Univision Contigo

* Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

* Maricopa Community Colleges

* State Farm


* Intel

* MAC6

* Arizona Renaissance Festival

* Viasat

* US Storage Centers


* Arizona Green Living Magazine


* Arizona Parenting


* Arizona Technology Council

* Grand Canyon University

* Accounting and Finance Professionals

* iFly Indoor Skydiving


* Arizona State University

* Phoenix Business Journal

* Bear Essential News

* Idloom

* Goodwill Industries International

* MST Solutions


* Midwestern University

Foundational Partners:

* Arizona Board of Regents

* Arizona State University

* Arizona Commerce Authority

* Arizona Science Center

* University of Arizona

* SciTech Institute

About the Arizona SciTech Festival

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) held annually in February and March. Through a series of expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Festival excites and informs Arizonans age 3 to 103 how STEM will drive our state through a grassroots collaboration of more than 800 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12 education. The Festival is anchored at the Arizona Commerce Authority, in collaboration with additional foundational partners including the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). Visit for more information.

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