Designed to spark the imagination and inspire curiosity, this conference brings professionals together to share best practices around STEAM education.

About the Conference 

Formerly known as iMATHination, the (STEAM)² Conference is an overnight professional development experience open to all educators and STEAM enthusiasts. The (STEAM)² Conference is designed to spark imagination and inspire curiosity among educators of all backgrounds in order to reinvigorate their practice and better serve their students. 


For the past fourteen years, Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Success has presented the conference as an opportunity for classroom teachers, informal educators, and industry professionals to come together and share best-practices around science, technology, engineering, art/architecture, and mathematics (STEAM) education.


The (STEAM)² Conference features a STEAM Maker

Faire, a showcase of interactive "maker stations" 

demonstrating the latest educational technologies,

STEAM teaching resources, and make-and-take activities.

In addition, a host of Skill-Building Workshop sessions allow participants to experience new strategies, learn about the latest STEAM education research, and engage in hands-on lessons that can be immediately applied to the classroom. 


April 15-16, 2021 (Tentative Date)

Q Center
1405 N. 5th Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174