November 04, 2015
Written by Mike Judkins
Destination Imagination (DI) is excited to announce the 2016 Ignite Innovative Education Summit! This year’s conference will be hosted in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama and will bring together a diverse group of educators, education leaders and DI volunteers from the United States and around the world. Immerse yourself into a three-day education conference that will provide you with inspiration, 21st century learning practices and resources, project-based learning activities, and new opportunities to help spark your students’ interest in STEM.
All educators and DI volunteers welcome.
The Ignite Summit 2016 is a public event open to anyone who is passionate about innovative and transformative education, including:
- Education Administrators
- Education Leaders
- Business and Industry Leaders
- DI Affiliate Leadership
- DI Team Managers/Coordinators
Experience. Connect. Create.
This year’s Ignite Innovative Education Summit will be a gathering of creative doers and innovative thinkers from around the world. The conference will focus on stimulating discussions around new and transformative education, professional development for educators and volunteers, 21st century learning curriculum and activities, and the exciting experiences of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, including the presence of several astronauts, VIPs and NASA educators.
In addition to the core conference events and activities, several add-on experiences will be offered including a space mission experience, space and flight simulators, high and low ropes courses, water activities, and tours of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. (*Due to NASA restrictions, Marshall tours are available for U.S. citizens only.)
Save the Date.
The Ignite Innovative Education Summit will take place from Wednesday, July 20 to Saturday, July 23 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Plan to arrive on July 20 to attend the kick-off event that evening, and to depart July 23 after 12 p.m. If you choose to participate in the add-on space mission experience, plan to extend your stay until Sunday, July 24. For ease of travel, airport shuttles will be provided from the Huntsville, Nashville and Atlanta airports.
More information, including conference costs, will be posted soon to our blog and Ignite event website. A full conference brochure, which will include workshop content, keynote speakers and event experience options, will be available in January.