Monday, October 08, 2012

Arizona SciTech Festival – 2013 Call for Applications Open

AZGS is an active participant  and supporter of the Arizona SciTech Festival, so we're pleased to pass along this announcement from the organizers:

Through a partnership formed between Arizona Science Center,  Arizona State University, Arizona Technology Council Foundation and the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona SciTech Festival is gearing up for its second annual event designed to excite and inform Arizonans of all ages about how science, technology and innovation affects their everyday lives and will expand their economic future. After a successful Festival kick-off conference that brought together over 375 partners in industry, education, research, entrepreneurship, community, arts and culture, now is the time for all Arizonans to submit their ideas for events for the 2013 festivities.

“Our Festival network is growing and so is the excitement for the 2013 Arizona SciTech Festival,” said Dr. Jeremy Babendure, Festival director. “The 2012 inaugural Festival was a great success with over 200 amazing expos, celebrations, exhibitions, discussions, and tours delivered to over 220,000 young people and adults in venues located not only in Greater Phoenix and Tucson, but also in communities such as Casa Grande, Flagstaff and Showlow. We’re calling on all Arizona citizens to help us reach our goal of doubling those numbers by submitting their ideas and spreading the word about the Festival through their networks.”

Become a Collaborator Today! Deadline is November 10.
Although the 2013 Arizona SciTech Festival will take place throughout the state February 9 – March 17, all ideas for activities year round are welcome.  A Collaborator Portal ( on the Arizona SciTech Festival website serves as a place to submit events that are already organized, as well as a repository to match the needs between individuals and organizations that have ideas for content or venues to offer.
Specifically, the Collaborator Portal allows individuals and groups to do the following:
·         Sign on as an official Collaborator
·         Post an official Arizona SciTech Festival event that will go on the website and program schedule
·         Post a venue – if you have a location and are looking for content, the Collaborator Portal can help those with content find your location
·         Post your content – if you have content and are looking for a venue, the site can help match you with those who have locations

To become an official Collaborator and submit your events or ideas, please visit the portal today.  November 10, 2012 is the deadline for posting.

“The Arizona SciTech Festival would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “These generous businesses, agencies, institutions and individuals are ensuring that the future of Arizona is full of innovation and growth.”

The Festival organizers proudly recognize and extend appreciation to all of the following “Early Bird” Arizona SciTech Festival 2013 Sponsors:

Founding:       Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University, Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Commerce Authority
Platinum:        Cox Communications
Gold:              Sun Valley Solar Solutions
Silver:             The Arizona Renaissance Festival, Coach & Willies, Eight- Arizona PBS, EventInterface, Thomas R. Brown Foundations, UAT, US Airways, SciPreneur,
Bronze:          AVNET, Boeing, Chicanos Por La Causa, Harkins Theatre, Phoenix Business Journal, Midwestern University, SCF Arizona, 360 Vantage, Wells Fargo
Copper:          DeVry University, Microsoft
Krypton:         Maricopa Community Colleges

For more information about available sponsorships, please contact Festival Director Dr. Jeremy Babendure at (480) 250-7764 or

About the Arizona SciTech Festival

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the art community) held annually in February and March. Through a series of over 200 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 how STEM will drive our state for next 100 years. Spearheaded by Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation and Arizona State University, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass‑roots collaboration of over 350 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.

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