Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM PDT
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The Sheraton Grand - Sacramento 
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Ashleigh Stayton 

Convergence at the California Statewide Project Lead The Way Conference! 

CA + PLTW = The Innovation Destination

February 21, 2014 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM
The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento

Program Details:

The February Convergence program will be held in conjunction with the Third Annual California Statewide Project Lead The Way Conference. Project Lead The Way is a nationally recognized STEM based curriculum program currently offered in 400 schools throughout the state of California, 40 of which are located in the Capital Region. The February Convergence program will be attended by nearly 500 attendees from throughout the state and serves as a demonstration of the importance of STEM education in improving California’s economic future. 

Featured Speakers: 

Dr. Williard Daggett: Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move K-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. He has assisted a number of states and hundreds of school districts with their school improvement initiatives. Dr. Daggett has also collaborated with education ministries in several countries and with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, and many other national organizations. He serves on several advisory boards, including: NASA Education Advisory Board and USA Today (national newspaper) Education Advisory Board.

Warren M. Boley, Jr., President, Aerojet Rocketdyne: Boley joined Aerojet (now Aerojet Rocketdyne) in August 2012. He has more than 29 years of aerospace experience, most recently serving with the Pratt & Whitney business unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he held numerous leadership positions, including President of the Military Engines Division. After a 27-year career with Pratt & Whitney, Boley left the company to serve his family-owned business, Boley Tool and Machine Works, Inc., before joining Aerojet. Boley holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame as well as two Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management/Finance from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also completed a Management Development program at Harvard Business School. Boley serves as a National Board Member for the Challenger Center, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. To date, the GenCorp Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Aerojet Rocketdyne, has invested more than $200,000 in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) in the Sacramento Region beginning in 2007. The GenCorp Foundation has also supported Gateway Academy summer camps and PLTW high school scholarships in the Sacramento area. The GenCorp Foundation board believes Project Lead the Way is a proven strategy to promote STEM literacy in today’s students that will develop tomorrow’s employees.


The February Convergence program offers sponsors statewide exposure to nearly 500 attendees from throughout the state and serves as a demonstration of the importance of STEM education in improving California’s economic future.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, click "Register Now" below to view the various levels availible. Contact Ashleigh Stayton for specifics about benefits.

Register today! 

Attend Convergence and ...

  • Learn more about the need to establish pathways aligned with economic objectives
  • See a nationally recognized best practice career achademy initiative
  • Discover how to support NextEd’s efforts to prepare students for success in the next economy

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