The 49ers Foundation and Beyond Sport are delighted to announce the 2nd instalment of Beyond Innovation, an interactive gathering dedicated to exploring how we can better leverage sport as a tool to improve, empower and create new approaches to STEM education.
Hosted, for the second year running, at the iconic Levi's® Stadium on May 22-23, Beyond Innovation 2018 will expand on the successes of last year’s event and the subsequent launch of the Sport & STEM Alliance, to bring together global experts, inspirational innovators, and committed decision-makers to discuss how we can tackle one of the world’s most pressing issues.
The partnership between Beyond Sport and the 49ers Foundation was born out of the belief both organizations have in sport’s role in STEM education. Together we advocate that, when used correctly, sport’s influence, platform and inherent values can provide a unique opportunity to tackle this global challenge.
This year, we’ll bring this belief to life with innovative content focusing on: education’s role in activism and citizenship; the impact of technology on society, both positive and negative; and the potential of esport, virtual reality and experiential learning.
The two days will be packed with events and exciting sessions, expert panel discussions; practical workshops; hands-on demos taking place in the two state-of-the-art classrooms located inside Levi’s Stadium which house the 49ers’ award-winning STEAM education program; and showcases of best practice from around the world.
Aiming to produce actions beyond the gathering itself, the event will seek to create tangible solutions and actions from cross-sector industries, all of whom have a unique role to play in addressing the STEM education crisis. In partnership with Chevron, NYU, Beyond Sport’s Higher Education Partner, will also be sharing the results of their innovative research project that is helping to educate and inform members of the Sport & STEM Alliance.
ESPN, Beyond Sport's International Media Sponsor, will support the event, bringing to life our shrared shared values that help to promote, develop and fund sport’s role in social change in communities around the world.
This event is invite-only and free to attend. Register your interest below and find out more about the Sport and STEM Alliance here. To learn more about 49ers EDU, the organization’s arm dedicated to creating and bringing to market STEAM education programming for the Bay Area’s students and families, click here.
Register your interest to attend the event below!