Saturday and Sunday (September 15th - 16th): 

Teams are welcome to come early (at their own expense) to enjoy Orlando, sight-see, etc.

Note Concerning Funding:  All teams are expected and required (as part of receiving travel and lodging funds) to ensure that their students attend each of the planned sessions. If they do not attend, the team is suspended from receiving funds the following year.


Monday, September 17th: 

11:00 am Registration

12:00 pm Kick-off luncheon with scholarship panel 

 2:00 - 5:00 pm Science bowl warm-up and elimination rounds (two rooms needed)

5:00 - end of day Free time

Note: Teams can do dinner on their own and an activity if they'd prefer


Tuesday, September 18th:

8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mini STEM Festival/Career Expo 

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Free time

5:30 - 6:00 pm Poster setup

6:00 - 7:00 pm High School Poster competition (alongside ConneXions poster session)

8:00 - 8:30 pm Science Bowl Championship Round (overlaps with wait for judge's results since last year's ran so long)

Note: The Science Bowl Championship Round occurs immediately after the ConneXions poster session while poster session winners are being determined.  All conference attendees are encouraged to attend this riveting competition!


Wednesday, September 19th:

Percy Julian Luncheon/STEM Week Awards ceremony

Note: STEM Week participants will attend the prestigious Percy Julian Luncheon.  All participants will be publicly acknowledged. Winners for Science Bowl and Poster session are brought onto stage for trophies and photos.