Session Formats and Topics

Session Formats

  • 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!
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