Conference Overview

The National Girls Collaborative Project™ (NGCP) brings together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Collaboration Conference was an opportunity for representatives from these organizations to connect and learn from each other and national level experts.

October 21 -22, 2010
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001

Conference Sessions: To balance quantity and quality of information and networking opportunities, some conference sessions were 2-3 hour working sessions. They offered participants a meaningful opportunity to interact with presenters and the material in order to be prepared to implement learnings post-conference.

The complete Conference Program is available here (PDF).

USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo: Immediately following the Collaboration Conference, over 500 science and engineering organizations from all over the United States gathered on the National Mall with a hands-on, fun science activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. NGCP helped to coordinate STEM activities for girls at the Expo on the National Mall October 23 and 24, 2010.

Scholarships: Thanks to funding provided by the Noyce Foundation, NGCP provided scholarships for 50 practitioners, representing 25 organizations serving girls in STEM, to attend this national conference at no cost.