Ready to have the most fun ever on a Saturday? Us too!
Here are 10 stellar reasons not to miss this adrenaline-pumping, music-filled day exploring, connecting and creating at the sixth annual Dare 2B Digital Conference & Innovation Challenge. It’s THE place to be for SF Bay Area girls in grades 7 – 10 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Oracle. Space is limited…hurry and register.
Here’s why you won’t want to miss it…
10. Take the Challenge! Picture you + the biggest headline-makers behind rockets, wearable tech, 3D printing, driverless cars and more. That’s right, we’re launching the Dare 2B Digital Innovation Challenge on stage…your stage! With news this big, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo is coming to kick it off. Earn prizes and bragging rights by rallying your team to solve a global challenge with help from industry gurus.
9. Get the “IT factor”: We just unveiled a who’s who of speakers…the same inventors, entrepreneurs, scholars and investors you spot on TV and in Fortune pushing tech, aerospace and other areas to the edge and beyond. Get to know them throughout the day. Pick their brain. Then continue building your relationship with them after the event.
8. Meet Your Mentor: Part coach, part cheerleader, Silicon Valley movers and shakers are lining up with us to cheer you on, open doors and champion your biggest ideas EVER. We believe you will achieve anything you dream of. In fact, Staci Lyons, President and CSO of Invent Your Future Enterprises says it best: “Young women are the future—an untapped source of brilliant ideas that will disrupt markets and change the world.”
7. Talk to a Real-Life “Rocket Man”: Explore hyperloop transportation, driverless cars and more when super VC Steve Jurvetson (trendspotter of ideas as big as SpaceX and Tesla) shares his take on the future of transportation on Earth and in Space.
6. Make Friends: Spend a super-fun day with other middle and high school students from California who share your passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Get creative. Change the world. Pioneer the next big thing.
5. Explore Cool Tools: From wearables to design thinking, our sizzling program is hot off the press, and it tackles the hottest new trends and demos in Transportation, Environment, Health & Wellness and Cyber-Security.
3. Jump In! Whether you like to program or want to join the Maker Movement, we’re planning the best hands-on workshops for girls: Getting Started with Java Using Alice (Oracle Academy), “Catch the Phish!” (Symantec), Design Thinking (Stanford’s Collective Capital team), a Maker Education Lab, and your chance to Demystify Making “Stuff” with a visit from TechShopTM Inside! – powered by Fujitsu.
2. Hang With Your Pals (we’ll keep mom or dad busy): While you tinker, parents and guardians can enjoy a parent track with sessions just for them: Women Who Choose CS – What Really Matters (Google), What You Study Matters (Oracle Academy), a panel discussion with the Silicon Valley Business Journal and National Center for Women in Technology, Tackling the Runaway Costs of College (Vuefolio) and more.
Yeah, those are great reasons…but when it comes to a language even more universal than Alice (ha!), music is where it’s at. You won’t believe what makes this the #1 place to be on Saturday, February 28th…
1. Your Own VIP Pass to a Private Rock Concert! You learned it, you earned it! Cap your sensational STEAM-filled day with high-fives, prizes, a commemorative t-shirt and a live performance while you groove to rockers WJM The Band. This group of super-talented California boys turned their love of music into an instrument for change everywhere from the United Nations to VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
Tell a friend! Bring a group. Become a groupie. Register online to reserve your seat for the 2015 Dare 2B Digital Conference. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have on a Saturday! Learn more at www.dare2bdigital.org and follow @dare2bdigital and #d2bd15 .
Joanna Rustin, CEO of Rustin Communications, is a marketing strategy advisor to Dare 2B Digital and a passionate supporter since its inaugural event for girls.