STEAM Leaders

What is the STEAM Leaders Summit?

STEAM entrepreneurs face challenges with sustainability and scaling, and seek support in attracting volunteers, funding and potential partnerships.

The STEAM Leaders Summit facilitates a space for educators, researchers, administrators, non-profit directors, city officials and passionate program leaders to collaborate effectively. It also helps bring STEAM programs in concert with entrepreneurship for a larger impact in the workforce.

In The Beginning...

In December 2017, the inaugural STEAM Leaders Summit was held at the Point Loma Nazarene University Center for International Development. The Summit included networking with industry leaders, informative workshops, and break-out sessions with key Education stakeholders throughout Southern California. Using the summit as a catalyst, The STEAM Collaborative was created to continue the momentum and increase the impact of emerging STEM/STEAM groups.

What To Expect

We provide a preview of our course curriculum to increase the breadth of current STEAM Leaders: Collaborating effectively with other program leaders, Organizational & Community Culture, Community leadership and political advocacy, Developing corporate partnerships, and Continuing the momentum beyond the Summit.

Collaborative Programming

Through a STEAM Leaders Summit and other collaborative events, we envision organizations that currently lead successful events hosting collaborative programming with a larger impact through shared learning and resources. This Summit is a networking event for the larger community of STEAM Leaders to educate, inspire, share, collaborate, learn, and grow.

Attend the 2022 STEAM Leaders Summit

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The Summit was an awesome experience. I was able to connect and network with like-minded professionals from various backgrounds.  Together we were able to create mission statements that will help inspire and impact all students, especially students of color. I cannot wait to see what else The STEAM Collaborative has in store for leaders and students. I thank God for Jasmine’s vision. This is just the beginning to great change.

Tracey Kiser
San Diego City College Math Professor and Math Center Director

Leaders in education and industry brainstormed and collaborated to develop real solutions to inequality in STEAM education in San Diego.

Kevin Hardin
Founder/CEO Making STEM

I appreciate being introduced to like-minded community members, organizations, and strategies to engage our youth in STEM. I am looking forward to the follow-ups and measured marks of progress. Jasmine is a God-send and should be nominated President of the world.

Spurgeon Thomas
Interim Executive Director, Little Southeast Technology and Robotics (lilSTAR)

Videos of Past STEAM Leaders Summits