America needs a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and a notable group of companies and organizations is uniting to ensure that the nation gets the message. This summer, June 27 – 29, thousands of education, policy and industry thought leaders will convene in Dallas, Texas, for STEM Solutions 2012, a groundbreaking leadership summit that will bring the best minds and best practices together on a national stage to open the conversation and develop solutions to the STEM skills shortage.
Among the STEM stakeholders who have signed on to the Summit is Corporate Voices for Working Families. As one of the conference’s Co-chairs, Corporate Voices will provide topical input, expertise and support throughout the planning stages, as well as during the conference.
The organizers of STEM Solutions 2012 identified Corporate Voices as a change maker involved in shaping the economy’s future. Corporate Voices is the leading national business membership organization shaping conversations and collaborations on public and corporate policy issues involving working families. Our workforce readiness portfolio reflects our conviction that employers must be active partners in preparing a robust talent pipeline of skilled workers, while helping Americans succeed in school, on the job and throughout life.
More than 100 of the best minds in business, education and government will be leading three exciting days of workshops, keynotes, panels and track-specific sessions, including from Corporate Voices, Elyse Rosenblum, Sr. Workforce Readiness Consultant, and Peggy Walton, Sr. Director, Workforce Readiness. The Summit program will focus on what’s working now and what’s still needed to develop successful local, state and national action plans-plans that will accelerate the development of our nation’s STEM workforce.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and Global Cultural Ambassador
- Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Auditi Chakravarty, VP, AP Curriculum, College Board
- Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST
- Joel L. Klein, Executive Vice President and CEO, Education Division, News Corporation
- Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and CEO, DuPont
- Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at The Boeing Company
View the complete speaker lineup and conference schedule online.