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The summit will bring together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science instruction.

Speakers include:

  • Mary Andringa, Vermeer’s board chair;
  • Brandon Busteed, Gallup’s executive director of education and workforce development;
  • Governors Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and John Hickenlooper of Colorado;
  • Hadi Partovi,’s CEO; and
  • Jeff Weld, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s senior policy advisor for STEM education.

The agenda also features a showcase of work-based learning exhibits, table talks, networking opportunities and breakout sessions.

The all-day summit will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. It is open to the public. The cost is $50 for adults. There is no cost for students.

Click here to register.