2019 Dare 2B Digital Conference & Design Thinking Challenge


An exciting day of learning for students in grades 7-10.

 Saturday, March 2, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

PayPal Headquarters, San Jose, California

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An amazing day!


Become a design thinking ninja

Experience real-world problem solving

Work with professionals from top Silicon Valley companies


A unique, interactive learning experience


This year, industry experts from companies including PayPal, Deloitte, WhatsApp, Lockheed Martin, and Tesla presented fun and educational problem-solving sessions using design thinking methodology.




Cyber Security


Space Exploration


2019 prizes and experiences included:


This year’s winners received a Helicopter Drone, Smartphone Picture Printer, Water Bottle with Smart Lid, Wireless Charging Pad, a visit to PayPal headquarters, and a visit to Tesla.

Workshops for parents, guardians and mentors


Nurture STEAM interest, skills and career paths.

The Buzz

“…I made new friends, learned a lot and became more interested in a future in computer science. D2BD inspired me.” – Shruti, Egan Junior High School

99% of attendees say Dare 2B Digital maintained or increased their interest in fields that use technology

“Wonderful experience…great way of encouraging students to take interest in choosing technology as a career. Excellent sessions for parents…” –Parent

“Thank you @Dare2BDigital. It was so nice to see kids my age so passionate about technology as I am.” –Sasha Williams, Carondelet High School

“Truly realized #digitization when a 5th grader got up & asked me about keyloggers!” -Sharon @eSKPism #DeloitteD2BDteam

“Truly realized #digitization when a 5th grader got up & asked me about keyloggers!” -Sharon @eSKPism #DeloitteD2BDteam

“Packed house at the @dare2bdigital #STEAM conference talking how we can inspire young people to enter and stay in STEAM careers.” -@sheiladowd