Session Formats and Topics
- Panel Discussions – Moderated discussions with STEM experts and authors
- Ask Me Anything – Informal discussions with individuals or small groups. Speakers will answer questions about their field of study and experiences. For Example, "I’m a Physicist. Ask Me Anything!", "I’m a Grammarian. Ask Me Anything!"
- Networking sessions – Meet regional and national experts in STEM and writing. Get new ideas to inspire your future research
- Author Lunch with "Speed Networking"
- Tours of Founders Memorial Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, including the archives of the Science Fiction Writers of America, H.P. Lovecraft, and a vast collection of Dime Novels and Pulp Novels
- Tours of NIU STEM Labs and Research Facilities
Some Topics We’ll Explore
- Future of Food
- Future of the Human Body
- History of Science and Fiction
- AI/Human Computer Interaction
- Future of Economics and Currency
- Women in STEM
- Science and Comedy
- And More!