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VIRTUAL YOUTH SUMMIT

VIRTUAL YOUTH SUMMIT

FEATURED SPEAKERS |SCHEDULE |EVENT PREP|FAQS

Transform HOPE into ACTION at the Intrepid Museum's 3rd Annual Virtual Youth Summit on Saturday, June 11. From 11:00am to 4:30pm ET, attendees will be able to participate in concurrently diverse workshops, presentations and panel sessions. Through HOPE and action, we’re amplifying youth voices in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) and civics.

These last two years continue to mark the recognition of intersectionality in issues of racism, equity, access, innovation, politics, public health, STEAM and more. The fight and brave discussion for change continues to be led by teens and young people, empowered professionals and youth-serving cultural organizations.

Click HERE to download 2022 Youth Summit Flyer

 


 


FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Dominic J. Bednar
@go__dj
Dr. Dominic Bednar is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Sustainability and currently on a Fulbright fellowship in Santiago, Chile. He is committed to fighting climate change by interweaving academic research on residential energy injustices in a way that engenders community engagement and co-development of innovative and impactful solutions.

 


Danielle Boyer
@danielleboyer
Danielle Boyer is a young Indigenous (Ojibwe) robotics inventor, author, activist, and advocate for youth. In 2019, she created The STEAM Connection, a minority and youth-led charity in technical education. She has been named one of PEOPLE Magazine's Girls Changing the World, a L'oreal Paris Woman of Worth, a MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellow, and a Verizon Forward for Good Winner.

 



AFTERNOON DANCE PARTY FEATURING:

DJ Leecy T
@djleecyt

DJ Leecy T is an International DJ, turntablist, teacher, creative cook, health enthusiast-all words used to describe DJ Leecy T. For over a decade DJ Leecy T has played public and private parties, community events, radio and clubs. She has been on SiriusXM FLY and deejayed the wrap party for the first year of "David Byrne's American Utopia" broadway show.

 

 


SCHEDULE


11:00am
Welcoming remarks from Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Shay Saleem, Senior Manager of Youth Leadership and Alumni Programs.


11:10am - 11:45am
Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dominic J. Bednar, fights climate change using academic research on residential energy injustices.


11:55am-1:30pm
Concurrent Sessions: Live workshops, presentations, demonstrations, and panel sessions in STEAM, social justice, community action, careers, entrepreneurship and more. Choose to join whichever sessions you are interested in and freely move between sessions during the Summit. View Session Listing here.


1:45pm-2:20pm
Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Danielle Boyer, a young Indigenous (Ojibwe) robotics inventor, author, activist, and advocate for youth.

2:30pm-4:00pm
Concurrent Sessions: Live workshops, presentations, demonstrations, and panel sessions in STEAM, social justice, community action, careers, entrepreneurship and more. Choose to join whichever sessions you are interested in and freely move between sessions during the Summit. View Session Listing here.

4:00pm-4:30pm
Dance Party with DJ Leecy T, and closing remarks from Shay Saleem.

 

A virtual listing of all sessions will be made available closer to the event date. If you and/or your organization would like to lead a live session contact us at youthleadership@intrepidmuseum.org.
 


Themes session leaders may address include, but are not limited to:

  • STEAM
  • Liberal arts, humanities and literacy
  • Community action
  • Social justice
  • Sustainable goal
  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • DEAIJ (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion and Justice)
  • Mental health
  • And more

     

     


PREPARING FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT

This FREE program is most appropriate for students between the ages of 14 and 21.

Participants will connect with each other by sharing dialogue and their own ideas and analyzing/questioning the world to come up with solutions for important issues. We encourage all attendants to participate, whether presenting your own projects or learning from your peers.

Let's challenge ourselves to turn HOPE into ACTION through the needed intersections of STEAM, education, civics, social justice, advocacy, entrepreneurship and more!

Post your participation on social media, use #intrepid40. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sign up to attend on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

 


 
 

FAQS

Q Is the Youth Summit Free?
A Yes.
 
Q What should I wear?
A We know that a virtual setting is different than an in person setting, but when you dress professionally it will add to your confidence and ready you for meaningful conversations with your peers. If you are a presenter, wear comfortable clothing that looks professional ("business casual"). Examples of business casual include attire you would wear to a job or college interview.
 
Q What is the day like?
A Last year’s Summit was a great day attended by 393 students, presenters and attendees. There is a varied array of student presenters and youth minded organizations from all over the world which made it inspiring and motivating for all who attended.
 
Q Do I need to prepare anything for the day?
A Have a notebook handy, you never know when you might want to write down an interesting fact or a presenter’s contact information if you think they are really interesting.
 
Q What if I sign up and then realize I can’t go to the Summit?
A We understand that things come up unexpectedly, like sickness or family commitments. If you plan to come to the Summit and later realize you are unable to make it (even up to the day of the conference), please email us at youthleadership@intrepidmuseum.org so that we can potentially give your spot to someone else who is able to attend.
 
Q Is there a limit to how many people can attend the Summit?
A Since this is a virtual program, space within the main session is available to a larger audience.  However, space is limited for the concurrent sessions.  Please visit the session you are interested in as early as possible.
 
 
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