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STEM4US! Technology & STEM Festival
Celebrating the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Annual Legislative Conference

Inspired by the annual South by Southwest Technology Conference and Festival (SXSW), the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree brings together technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, and other professionals.


Guest Registration and Networking

Introduction of Program
Talib I. Karim, Esq., STEM4US! Executive Director

Tech & STEM Festival Greetings
Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Ph.D, STEM4US! Chairwoman

Dr. Donna Cooper, Ph.D, Pepco Region President

Event Partners Welcome
David K. Owens, Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group
Edison Electric Institute

Cindy L. Hasselbring, Special Assistant to the State Superintendent: Special Projects
Maryland State Department of Education

Dr. Gary Harris, Ph.D, Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies & Director of the Howard University Materials Research Center of Excellence

Greetings from the Congressional Black Caucus – Expected Speakers Include:
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Tech & STEM Festival Co-chair, Ranking Member of House Science & Technology Committee

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Tech & STEM Festival Co-chair

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Senior Member
House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Welcome from the Obama Administration
Honorable LaDoris “Dot” Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Department of Energy

Recognition of Exhibitors & Presentation of Awards to Sponsors

Forum: Technology + Media + Race/Gender = Challenge or Opportunity

Forum Participants

Honorable Cherri Branson (D), Montgomery County Council
Thomas A. Reed, Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities‎
Federal Communications Commission‎
D. Michael Lyles, Executive Director
Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission
Seidah Ashshaheed, STEM TOT ACADEMY
Tony Thomas, Venture Capitalist, SCI Ventures
Talib I. Karim, Esq., STEM4US! Executive Director (Moderator)