Catalyzing Inclusive STEM Experiences Winter Conference

Winter 2024 Conference Call for Proposals is open (for all previous CISTEME365 Cohorts)!

Winter 2024 Conference Information

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (CST)

Where: Virtual (Registration coming soon to receive access information)

Registration coming soon!

Join the Catalyzing Inclusive STEM Experience All Year Round (CISTEME365) Network for a day of shared learning and networking on topics of informal STEM learning and creating equitable and inclusive STEM environments.  If you hold an interest in developing equitable and socially just STEM classrooms, afterschool settings, and engineering-centered experiences, then this conference is for you.

Great for middle and high school STEM teachers, counselors, and administrators, as well as out-of-school-time STEM instructors and program leaders. We encourage you to attend as a collaborative team when possible.

Leave the conference with an action plan of your own for bringing greater inclusion, access, and equity in STEM to your school or organization. 

DRAFT Conference Schedule

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Virtual Check-in and Networking
  • 9:30 – 9:50 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:50 – 10:10 am: Breakout Discussions
  • 10:10 am – 10:25 am: Debrief
  • 10:25 am – 10:30 am: Break and transition to concurrent sessions
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am: Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: STEM Club Showcase Gallery Walk
  • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Lunch break
  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions
  • 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Break & Survey
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Closing Session: Reflections, Q&A, and Action Steps


Contact the CISTEME365 staff at or 217-300-7603 with questions or for more information.