The CSforALL Summit is a multi-day convening focused on rigorous, inclusive and sustainable computer science for all US students. There will be two plenary sessions where you will hear from both local and national stakeholders impacting systems change within CS education and highlighting their 2019 commitments. We will also host mini plenary sessions where you will be able to dive deeper into the conversations. 

NEW this year we have added a number of topic specific breakout sessions, upon registering, you will have the option to select one session in the early afternoon and one in the late afternoon. Due to limited space and participant curation, registration is offered on a first come first serve basis. 

Here is an overview of the CSforALL Summit 2019:

3:00 - 6:30 PM Thompson Hall
Kick off your CSforALL Summit at the Hive : the hub for the summit Head to the Hive for badge, t-shirt and SWAG pickup, PLUS we'll have hands-on experiences with CS education device and content providers, readings and book signings from authors, and presentations by CSforALL members on the Spotlight Stage. You'll also get a glimpse of new inventions from the Lemelson/MIT InvenTeam youth finalists. PRESENTERS 3:20 PM: Lemelson Scholars 3:40 PM: Miriam Peskowitz, Author, Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects + Practical Tips 4:00 PM: Milton Chen, Author, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools 4:20 PM: Kiki Prottsman, Author, My First Coding Book; How to be a Coder; Coding with Anna and Elsa 4:40 PM: Aimee Lucido, Author, Emmy in the Key of Code 5:00 PM: Sylvia Acevedo, Author, Path to the Stars Busses will transport attendees from the CSforALL Hive to the Kick Off Reception beginning at 6:15 PM.
6:30 - 10:00 PM Museum of Natural History
Opening Reception: Food, Friends and Fun at the Museum of Natural History Join us at the Utah Museum of Natural History to explore the canyons of Utah and enjoy the sweeping views as we kick off the 3rd annual CSforALL Summit. In addition to enjoying the museum and networking with fellow CS education stakeholders, You'll be treated to an inspiring keynote from Dr. Milton Chen, fellow emeritus of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and author of Education Nation. Many thanks to Lockheed Martin for supporting the kick off celebration. SPEAKERS: Dan Reed, University of Utah Ruthe Farmer, CSforALL An-Me Chung, CSforALL KEYNOTE: Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Thompson Hall
Expo, Badge pickup & Spotlight Stage Buzz into the Hive - the hub for the CSforALL Summit including badge and t-shirt pickup, SWAG & the help desk. Explore the latest in CS education content and tools at the CS Ed resource EXPO, and check out presentations by CSforALL members on the Spotlight Stage. Coffee & light breakfast will be served.
9:00 - 11:00 AM Libby Gardner Hall
Join us for a live-streamed plenary session exploring systems-level efforts to bring computer science to all youth. MUSIC: CodeSCTY EMCEES: Leigh Ann DeLyser & Ruthe Farmer, CSforALL PANEL: Building a Sustainable K-12 Computer Science System for Utah Spencer Cox, Lt. Governor, State of Utah Senator Ann Millner, Utah State Senate Steve Daly, CEO, Ivanti Sheryl Ellsworth, Utah Department of Education Bruce Cutler, Ivanti SPOTLIGHT: CS in the Beehive State Suzy Cox, Utah Valley University Deepthi Prasanna,Vice President/Senior Engineer, Goldman Sachs PANEL: Teaching Ethics and Social Impacts of Computing in K-12 CS Casey Fiesler, University of Colorado-Boulder Natasha Singer, New York Times Blakeley H. Payne, MIT Media Lab Saber Khan, Processing Foundation Rafi Santo, CSforALL SPOTLIGHT: KinderCare Education Theresa Maves, Senior Manager, Education Innovation FIRESIDE CHAT: Leveraging Public Media to Inspire All Kids to See Themselves in Tech Debra Sanchez, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation Michael Preston, Sesame Workshop PANEL: Expanding Coding Opportunities Robbie Melton, Tennessee State University Jeff Dillon, Wilder School District Katie Levedahl, Apple FIRESIDE CHAT: Building a Supportive Pathway for Girls in CS, Engineering and Beyond Sylvia Acevedo, Girls Scouts of the USA Caeley Looney, Reinvented Magazine
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Gardner Hall
Mini-Plenary Sessions Following the plenary, we will divide and conquer, moving to mini plenaries that take a deeper dive into topics discussed on the main stage.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Crocker Science Center Reading Room
[Session closed no space available] INSPIRING KIDS' CREATIVITY WITH HUMOR, STORYTELLING & ROBOTS: A collaboration between Cartoon Network & Wonder Workshop
Less watching, more doing. Come experience how the creative minds from Cartoon Network have joined with education experts from Wonder Workshop to give kids new ways to engage with the characters they love, while fostering their creativity and coding skills. You’ll leave the session not only having helped Craig of the Creek and his new friend, Dash, conquer fun and exciting missions, but you’ll have what you need to bring the Wonder League Robotics Competition and this unique partnership to kids and educators in your community. PRESENTERS: Vikas Gupta, Wonder Workshop Jennifer Light, Cartoon Network [sponsored session]
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Libby Gardner Music Hall
COMMITMENT SHOWCASE: Igniting Systems Change for #CSforALL
It's fast, fun and impactful. Hear direct from Commitment Makers about the many ways they are building #CSforALL into P-12 education systems in and out-of-school. Expect high-energy Ignite style talks, audience participation, and even a bit of competition! EMCEE: Kiki Prottsman, KIKIvsIT IGNITORS: Christina Gardner-McCune, AI4K12 Jake Baskin, Computer Science Teacher's Association (CSTA) Deborah Singer, Girls Who Code Emmanuel Schanzer, CSPDWeek Megan Hamilton and Breanne Litts, USU Learn Explore Design Lab Dennis Kambeitz, Robots.Education NC Family Code Nights with Kate Maloney, Infosys Foundation, Dave Frye, Friday Institute and John Pearce, Family Code Night Armando Somoza, CodeScty
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM The Hive, Thompson Hall
BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS: Celebrity Plenary Speaker Q&A
Join a panel of esteemed speakers from the opening plenary for an intimate Q&A session. This is your chance to ask your own questions and learn more about the initiatives and programs shared on the plenary stage. MODERATOR: Leigh Ann DeLyser SPEAKERS: Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation Sylvia Acevedo, Girl Scouts of the USA Natasha Singer, New York Times Debra Sanchez, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Senator Ann Milner, State of Utah
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Join us for readings and signings with celebrated #CSforALL authors to discuss their work. Featured Authors: 12:45 PM : Dr. Nicki Washington, Author, Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field 1:05 PM: Angela Cleveland, Author, 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors, Coding Capers: Luci and the Missing Robot (NCYI) 1:25 PM: Caeley Looney, Founder & Editor in Chief, Reinvented Magazine 1:45 PM: Meg Ray, Author, Code This Game
2:00 - 3:15 PM Alumni House
Breakout Sessions: Part 1 Join us at one of the many breakout sessions happening at the Alumni House. Breakouts will be held simultaneously so please select ONE of the sessions listed.
2:00 - 3:15 PM
RESEARCH POLLINATORS: Informing the Research Agenda for the #CSforALL Movement
Join this interactive session to contribute to the CS education research agenda and help identify the biggest research questions to inform the future of CS education.
2:00 - 3:15 PM Alumni House
Hear from rural education leaders about innovative strategies for integrating computer science into rural education systems. SPEAKERS: Deb Ivie, USU Extension Faculty of Youth Programs, STEM Lead, Utah State University Wren Hoffman, Computer Science Consultant, Iowa Department of Education Alicia Biggs, Computer Science Coordinator, Lewiston Public Schools Kit Mantz, CTE Director, San Juan School District Sue Kane, PhD, North Central Educational Service District
2:00 - 3:15 PM
Much of the focus of the #CSforALL movement has been on preparing existing teachers to offer CS content, but meanwhile new teachers are graduating from our colleges of education every year. Join this session to explore recommendations for building CS into the pre-service teacher education pipeline. SPEAKERS: Jake Baskin, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association Josh Childs, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin Lauren Margleaux, Professor, Georgia State Suzy Cox, Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
2:00 - 3:15 PM
Strike a balanced pathway between in-and out-of-school CS learning. Out-of-School (OST) educators and leaders will share successful models of integrating real-world CS into the OST infrastructure. SPEAKERS: Andrew Coy, Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation Chris Neitzey, Director of STEM Initiatives, Afterschool Alliance Ben Trentelman, Director of Operations,UT Statewide Afterschool Network An-Me Chung, Fellow, CSforALL
2:00 - 3:15 PM
IMAGE REBOOT: Inspiring Engagement through Popular Culture & Media
Media messages are critical to helping students develop a CS identity, disrupting stereotypes, and providing diverse role models of people in CS. In this session, you'll hear from authors and content creators on the moves they are making to leverage media messages for #CSforALL. SPEAKERS: Marvin Carr, Senior Program Officer, The Institute of Museum and Library Services Aimee Lucido, Author, Emmy in the Key of Code Caeley Looney, Founder & Editor in Chief, Reinvented Magazine Cydni Tetro, Co-Founder/President, Women Tech Council Miriam Peskowitz, Author, Code Like a Girl
2:00 - 3:15 PM
[Session closed no space available] STANDARDS FOR SYSTEMS CHANGE: Aligning CS Ed Resources to the Standards (AlignCS)
Standards alignment is the price of admission for working within the school system. Are you a curriculum or content provider? Join this session to explore the standards alignment process. SPEAKERS: Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer, Nicole Reitz, SLC Schools Emilio Vargas, Data and Systems Analyst
2:00 - 3:15 PM
[Session closed no space available] I 'M BUZZING ABOUT...EMERGING TECH & CS ED
Technology is dynamic by design, and often moves faster than the education system can respond. This session will explore innovative approaches to integrating emerging and dynamic topics like artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, data science and security, and how to design resilient CS programs that can adapt to the dynamic nature of the field. SPEAKERS: Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society, Schmidt Futures Blakeley H. Payne, Graduate Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab Mandy Galante, CyberStart Program Director, CyberStart - SANS Institute Chad Dorsey, President and CEO, The Concord Consortium Melissa Oldrin, Senior Manager, Global Education Programs, Unity3D Carl Domingo, Global Student Programs, Unity3D
2:00 - 5:00 PM Executive Terrace
Hands-on Fun with robots Sphero BOLT is more than a computer—it's an energetic ball of code and machinery that rolls, rocks, and lights its way into new adventures. Join Sphero Education for some hands-on fun with the Bolt (aimed at grades 3-8) and new Rover (aimed at grades 4-12). [sponsored session] Drop in anytime at the Playground for some fun time with the robots in-between the breakout sessions (Swarming Around CS Systems I &II) at the Alumni House.
3:15 - 3:45 PM Alumni House
A break, a snack...and transition time for the second round of breakout sessions.
3:45 - 5:00 PM Alumni House
Breakout Sessions: Part 2 Buzz into another session to continue your CS systems change journey. Select from the sessions below, but 'BEE' careful to choose wisely! (actually...if you created an account, you may log in and update your registration at any time!)
3:45 - 5:00 PM Alumni House
IS CS INVENTION? Aligning the Invention Education Community with #CSforALL
Invention Education encourages problem identification, experimentation, collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on engagement to inspire and equip students to solve real-world challenges, and prepare them for an ever-changing future. This session will discuss how CS education and invention education complement and support each other, and will share innovative approaches to inventing with computing. SPEAKERS: Leigh Estabrook, Invention Education Officer, Lemelson-MIT Program Molly Beth Kocialski, Director, USPTO Sean Hurley, Teacher, The ASK Academy James Sandusky & Rodney Reichert, Students, The ASK Academy Anthony Perry, Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT Program
3:45 - 5:00 PM
[Session closed no space available] DEFYING THE STATUS QUO: Systems Approaches to Inclusion
Getting to #CSforALL means building systems that include students traditionally underrepresented in computing. Learn how schools, organizations and content providers are building inclusion into their program design to enable all students to succeed. SPEAKERS: Paige Prescott, EcoSystemsforCS Representative, New Mexico Computer Science Alliance Robin Lowell, Special Education Teacher Brianna Blaser, Coordinator/Counselor, Access Computing Ronald Summers, Senior Director of CS Education Policy & Implementation, NYC Department of Education
3:45 - 5:00 PM
BY YOUTH FOR YOUTH: Youth Led Innovation and Outreach in CS
Maybe the best person to get a student excited about CS, is a student excited about CS? Join this session to hear from young CS education entrepreneurs working to inspire and engage their peers and near-peers. SPEAKERS: Jennifer Manning, Program Director, AspireIT Partnerships, NCWIT Taylor Fang, Founder, Girls Explore Tech Iva Chho, Co-President, Park City High School Girls In Tech Annabella Miller, Co-President, Park City High School Girls In Tech Zach Latta, Founder, Hack Club
3:45 - 5:00 PM
INCUBATING QUEEN BEES: Innovative Approaches to Recruiting & Keeping Girls (and Young Women) in CS
Achieving #CSforALL means conquering the gender gap in tech. Come hear from national experts in gender equity about effective strategies for inviting, engaging and keeping girls and young women in the CS pathway. SPEAKERS: Angela Cleveland, Program Director, NCWIT Counselors for Computing Dr. Nicki Washington, Winthrop University Hau Moy Kwan, PhD., TECHNOLOchicas Savita Raj, Vice President, National Partnerships, Girl Scouts of the USA Shalini Kesar, Associate Professor of IS & Director of Masters Cyber Security Degree, Southern Utah University
3:45 - 5:00 PM
BUT I NEVER LEARNED THIS? Effectively Enlisting Non-tech Parents & Families as CS Boosters
Research shows that family engagement is a key success factor for underrepresented youth in CS. This session will explore strategies to effectively engage parents and families without a tech background in supporting their kids' CS journey. SPEAKERS: Teresa Drew, Associate Director, STEM Next John Pearce, Executive Director, Family Code Night Theresa Maves, Sr. Manager, Education Innovation, KinderCare Education Grechen Huebner, Chief Product Officer, Kodable
3:45 - 5:00 PM
[Session closed no space available] FINDING YOUR WHY FOR CS: Building An Organizational Vision and Strategy For Your CS Initiative
School districts and local education organizations are the units of change toward creating rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 computer science education programs in schools. Getting there requires a shared vision and strategy. Learn how districts are using the SCRIPT to create systems-level change. SPEAKERS: Ines Fernandez, SCRIPT Program Manager, CSforALL Sara Vogel, Doctoral Candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Jennifer Wilkie, Instructional Coach and Professional Development, Ithaca City School District
5:00 - 6:00 PM Alumni House
The Buzz
Evening Reception Join new and old friends and colleagues to sip some local nectar, celebrate a successful day, and enjoy the Utah sunset at the evening reception at the Alumni House.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Thompson Hall
CSforALL Hive
Check in, Expo and Spotlight Stage Buzz into the Hive - the hub for the CSforALL Summit including registration, t-shirt pickup, SWAG & the help desk. Explore the latest in CS education content and tools at the CS Ed resource EXPO, and check out presentations by CSforALL members on the Spotlight Stage. Coffee and light breakfast will be served.
9:00 - 11:00 AM Libby Gardner Hall
Plenary Session After diving deep into CS Systems Change and work happening around the country, join us for a high impact and inspiring closing plenary chock full of surprises. MUSIC: CodeSCTY EMCEES: Ruthe Farmer & Leigh Ann DeLyser, CSforALL PANEL: Youth Insights for Growing Engagement in CS Education Gemma Busoni, DiscoVR Labs Kaden Gordon, Beehive Academy for Science and Technology Fredale Burns, University of Utah DEMO: AlignCS – Aligning Curriculum to the K12 CS Framework Emilio Vargas PANEL: Activating the Hive – Local Ecosystems for CS Kumar Garg, Schmidt Futures Lisa Lescroart, JP Morgan Chase Ronald Summers, NY City Department of Education Joshua Elder, CSforALL SPOTLIGHT: Alana Aaron, PANEL & ANNOUNCEMENT: Broadening Participation at Scale through Federal Youth Programs Ruthe Farmer, CSforALL Maureen Reyes, College Board Rebecca Dalton, AFA CyberPatriot Brian Gonzalez, Intel Corporation Greg Bianchi, Microsoft Philanthropies Joe Rice, Lockheed Martin Space Anthony ‘Todd’ Taylor, US Air Force Stephen Karrick, Hill Air Force Base Tina Boyle Whyte, CSforALL PANEL: Data Science in K-12 - Charting the Future Robert Gould, Institute for Data Science Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, American Association of Physics Teacher & American Modeling Teachers Association Robert Berry, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Emmanuel Schanzer, Bootstrap FIRESIDE CHAT: CS Education – Then & Now Brenda Darden Wilkerson, CEO, Dr. Jan Cuny, National Science Foundation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thompson Hall
Join us in the CSforALL Hive for a celebratory toast, networking and a last buzz around the expo. Cupcakes and Sparkling Cider will be served.