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Arts + STEM Collaborative

Monday, October 19, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Roman, Mezzanine Level

Organized by Vanessa Smith, Community Investor, Boeing.

Presented by Kim Richards, Principal, KDR PR & Co-Founder, STEAM Insight; and Pat Wayne, Program Director, CREATE CA.

In Southern California, Boeing funds the Arts + STEM Collaborative to elevate arts and STEM education as integrated practices. Since Spring 2013, arts and STEM education, industry, and community leaders across San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties have convened to address cross-sector, cross-region challenges and opportunities by sharing experiences and streamlining collective efforts. This session will provide context for the collaborative, the process, and the approach it’s currently taking, and relay outcomes and impact on education. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own work and identify similar regional opportunities. From this session, participants will get examples of outcomes from this type of collaboration and ways to replicate best practices for enhancing communication between related organizations across regions.