NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Southern California Edison, The Virtual Reality Company to Spark Kids’ Imagination With S.T.E.A.M.

DOWNEY, Calif. – October 6, 2016 – This Saturday, October 8th, the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry pioneers are set to unveil cutting-edge innovations in VR, space exploration and digital entertainment for 1,000+ local middle school students attending Southern California’s first Dare 2B Digital Conference. The event takes place at Downey High School from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30p.m. in partnership between Downey Unified School District and Invent Your Future Enterprises. The event is made possible through grant funding from California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant.


“Glee” stars Kevin McHale and Becca Tobin will co-host a dazzling program featuring 50+ thought leading speakers on topics ranging from Mars exploration to the workforce of the future, including:

  • NASA / CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratory Chief Knowledge Officer David Oberhettinger
  • The Virtual Reality Company Founder and CEO Guy Primus
  • Southern California Edison – Grand Prize sponsor for the Innovation Challenge
  • “Caine’s Arcade” Writer and Director Nirvan Mullick with Caine Monroy
  • BigFrame Vice President of Talent Lisa Filipelli
  • YouTube Stars Ingrid Nilsen and Leo Camacho
  • The Secret Location Vice President & General Manager Eric Shamlin
  • NBC’s “Little Big Shots” Stars WJM The Band – William, Jeremy and Max

To Request Media Credentials

Request your pass via 650-868-8480 or online at

About Dare 2B Digital

Recognized by the California State Legislature as a premier kids’ interactive learning program for exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), Dare 2B Digital  ( @dare2bdigital) inspires young innovators through interactive, hands-on learning experiences. Dare 2B Digital is a program of the Invent Your Future Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization presented by Invent Your Future Enterprises ( @IYFNews).

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