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We want to extend our gratitude to you, our presenters, for inspiring, innovating, sharing and connecting over 700 attendees from 26 states and 5 countries to the rich and dynamic world of Early Childhood STEM!! Your participation helps to shape our conference into one of the best professional development experiences educators have at their fingertips to take curriculum, theory, and perspective directly into the classrooms and into the hands of children everywhere.

As we know you present to share your knowledge and experience with us, we also know that feedback can be pivotal to your own personal growth and refinement of your presentations. Please allow our committee about a two months to compile and record the evaluations and feedback from attendees, and subsequently pass this valuable information on to you.  

Looking to next year, we will be requesting proposals mid-summer. Keep an eye out for details coming soon! We hope to see you again, so save the date: Feb 2-3, 2018 at the Marriott in Anaheim, CA!

Stay Inspired!

The ECSTEM Conference Committee

The 2017 ECSTEM Conference was featured on the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) Blog!  Check out "An ECSTEM Conference Experience" by Peggy Ashbrook. 


Friday, February 3, 2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Konstantin Batygin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Planetary Science, Division of Geological & Planetary Science
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Check out Dr. Batygin's segment on 60minutes which aired January 8, 2017  "The Hunt for Planet Nine"! 


Saturday, February 4, 2017 Panel of Experts

Peggy Ashbrook

Early Childhood Science Teacher
The Early Years Columnist, Science and Children
Author, Science Learning in the Early Years and Science is Simple
Alexandria, VA

Susan Nall Bales, MA

Founder and Senior Advisor, Frameworks Institute
Washington, DC


Dr. Chip Donohue

Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Erikson Institute
TEC Center Director     
Senior Fellow, Fred Rogers Center
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Elisabeth McClure

Research Fellow,  Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Seasme Workshop
New York, New York








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