As educators one of the toughest trials we face is getting our students' curiosity peaked and creating a passion for discovery and learning. That’s why we are so excited to announce our opening keynote speaker, the fantastic Ms. Simone Giertz. Simone is a STEM icon, Swedish inventor, brain-tumor survivor, robotics enthusiast, TV host, professional YouTuber, and passion provoking educator. Her TED talk, "Why you should make useless things,” has encouraged kids and adults worldwide to ask questions through creation and to be curious! Simone’s going to share her unique perspective into the importance of STEM education and how educators and students can ask and answer questions through the process of creation.