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The NY PLTW STEM Conference and NY PLTW Informational Sesssions are a great opportunity for state and industry-wide networking, discussing best practices and learning more about PLTW.  The conference location rotates around the state to best serve our network and can be especially beneficial to those who are new to PLTW or for those who have an exciting PLTW story to share.

There are no costs for the conference other than your travel and accommodation.  Reservations and expenses are the responsibility of the participants and/or their schools.

2017 NY PLTW Informational Sessions

Date: November 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11 am (networking and continental breakfast begins at 8 am)

Location: Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-485-5300. 

Guest Rooms: $129/night

Online Registration

Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 11 am (networking and continental breakfast begins at 8 am)

Location: RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623, 585-359-1800

Guest Rooms: $94/night

Online Registration


8:00-8:30: Conference Check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:15: Concurrent Sessions

  • 1 A: Overview of PLTW Programs for K-12 Students
  • 2 A: RIT Undergraduate Credit Process for PLTW Engineering Students


9:15 – 9:20: Break

9:20 – 10:05: Concurrent Sessions

  • 1 B: PLTW New Initiatives and Student Opportunities
  • 2 B: Finding Funding for PLTW Programs

10:05 – 10:10: Break

10:10 – 11:00: Concurrent Sessions

  • 1 B: Administrator and Counselor Roundtable
  • 2 B: Teacher Networking and Sharing Best Practices (grouped by PLTW program)


The 2016 NY STEM Conference was held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Rochester, NY at the RIT Inn and Conference Center.  Please view the conference agenda and presentations.  Thank you to all of our presenters, students and participants!


PLTW Summit

Date: October 22 - 25, 2017

Location: Orlando, Fl

Watch the Summit Closing Video!



Can I attend the conference if I am a local business or community member?

Yes, we welcome anyone who has an interest in STEM education, or learning more about Project Lead The Way.

Who in my school should attend the conference?

Information shared at the conference is applicable to teachers, administrators and counselors. We recommend attendance from as many as possible, and especially those who are new to the PLTW program, or who haven’t attended a recent conference.

Who should I contact if I have a presentation idea for the conference?

You can contact Carolyn Malstrom ( or Sarah Pillittere ( with presentation ideas, offers and requests for the conference.