2018 Dare 2B Digital Conference & Innovation Celebration


California’s premier STEAM event
March 3, 2018
9:00 – 3:30pm
PayPal, San Jose, California
Designed for students in grades 6-8

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A day of opportunity for young innovators

We’re putting together an amazing agenda packed with everything from rockets…to rock stars. Meet industry thought leaders from top global companies and young adults driving change in technology careers. It’s an extraordinary day of STEAM exploration, with fun and educational sessions on real-world challenges.

Our vision

Our goal is to increase digital fluency of young innovators through student engagement and mentoring. Together with our partners, we aim to change the gender dynamic in STEAM fields, particularly in Computer Science.

We bring cutting-edge technologies to engage students. From Artificial Intelligence and project-based simulations guided by industry mentors to design thinking and video storytelling, these are tools that build confidence and mastery with children and adults alike!

Screenshot_2016-05-23-13-52-47Innovation Challenge workshops led by industry experts

Past topics include:

  • Space & Transportation: Disruptive technologies
  • Environment: Renewable energy and climate change
  • Health & Wellness: Wearable technology and apps
  • Cybersecurity & Law Enforcement: Social media survival and crime fighting
  • Media & Entertainment: Gaming, animation and film

Other popular workshops have included Design Thinking; 3D Animation with Alice; Creating Mobile Apps; Hacking with Arduino; Connectivity & Networking + more.

Join the Innovation Challenge and win prizes!

You’ll have an opportunity to form an Innovation Challenge team for a chance to win tech gadgets and unique invitations from our Partners (stay tuned for details on how to enter online).

Educational workshops for parents, guardians and mentors

A dedicated track will address topics such as skills and opportunities, career pathways in a digital age and nurturing teen interest in STEAM.

Informative demos and gamebooks

Past topics have included 3D printing, drones, wearable tech, robots and more.

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