2021 SHPE National Convention

  • Orange County Convention Center
  • Orlando, Florida

Professionals in STEM Conference

The Professionals in STEM Conference provides a differentiated learning approach to its attendees, granting them a diverse tool kit of skills, knowledge, and experience to be successful STEM professionals. The Professionals in STEM Conference also offers cross curricular sessions with the SHPEtinas Conference and the Entrepreneurship Track to provide a more targeted learning experience.

The programming offered focuses on communication, mentorship, and best practices for technical professionals. These sessions offer actionable content for professionals to improve their careers from the moment they return to work.

Benefits include:

  • Attendees experience uniquely tailored content to help achieve their personal and professional goals
  • Early, mid and senior professionals are given the opportunity to be immersed in a series of workshops, panels, and interactive activities
  • Attendees leave the convention empowered with strategies that target communication and career development needed to continue their success as STEM professionals
  • Networking with professionals of different backgrounds and corporations

The Professionals in STEM Conference attracts professionals from various stages in their career to share their experiences and further develop their network.

Jumpstart Your Biz Pitch Competition

Are you an entrepreneur ready to pitch your first prototype to investors?

Jumpstart Your Biz in our first annual Pitch Competition and be eligible to win the grand prize of $2,500. All competitors get an invaluable opportunity to network with investors such as Redline Ventures and more!

How to Register
Select Jumpstart Your Biz competition when you are registering for the convention. There will be a link to upload a one-page summary with bio and brief description of your business concept

Registration for the competition ends August 25. The selection committee will review the submissions and determine the top 20 participants.

The pitch competition is open to all student and professional convention attendees who are able to showcase a working prototype (object, app, website, code, etc.).


1st Place: $2500
2nd Place: $1200
3rd Place: $500