Be part of the First Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia

November 21-24, 2019

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, Philippines

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About the Venue

The First Integrated STEM Education Leadership in Asia will take place in Cebu, the second largest metropolitan area and one of the centers of innovation in the Philippines. The Summit’s official venue partner, Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa, is a 13-hectare oceanfront resort with a tropical garden setting.

Featured Speakers

Distinguished speakers from government, academe, industry and the STEM community will facilitate discussions and collaboration on various topics related to research, initiatives, curriculum models, case studies, education frameworks and more throughout the Summit.

Former Astronaut and ISS Commander
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

President & CEO
Challenger Center

Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab
Associate Dean for Open Learning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

La main à la pâte Foundation, France

Chairperson of the National Referencing Committee
Philippine Qualifications Framework

Senior Economist, The World Bank

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

Head of the Education Unit and Education
Programme Specialist
UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office


Lead Convenor
Next Generation Science

Regional Representative in Asia Int’l Council for Science Education

Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Distinguished Professor of Science Education;
Director of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC)
University of Massachusetts, Boston

President and Founder
STEM Happens Network

Student Edge

National Project Coordinator-Women in STEM Workforce Readiness
International Labour Organization

Founder and Executive Director
STEM Leadership Alliance

President- Elect
National Science Teachers
Association (NSTA)

President, Int’l Technology in Engineering Education Association (ITEEA)

Associate Executive Director
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Manager of Strategic Projects
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Science and Technology Information Institute, Department of Science and Technology

Retiring President, 2019 – 2020
National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)

Member, Int’l Technology in Engineering Education Association (ITEEA)

Board of Directors’ Committee on P-12 Engineering Education
American Society for Engineering  Education (ASEE) 

Vice Director General
Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences


Head of Professional Development
Worcester Polytechnic Institute – STEM Education Center

About the Summit

Government, industry, education leaders and STEM advocates are invited to join the First Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia will take place on November 21-24, 2019 at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu, Philippines.

Developing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) literate citizenry that can synergize their skills with the needs of both local and global communities is vital if we are to navigate through a rapidly changing world.

Co-organized by US-based STEM Leadership Alliance (SLA), the First Integrated STEM Summit in Asia emphasizes the imperative for shared efforts among diverse sectors and provides a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration among government, academe, industry, and community.

SLA is a broad coalition of industry leaders, educators, and non-profit organizations committed to helping schools and industries to work together, and create a culture of innovation to address societal problems.

The formation of the Alliance was led in the United States by the five major organizations responsible for guiding learning standards and supporting teacher development in each of the STEM fields. These include the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM), the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the American Association for Engineering Education (ASEE).

All of these groups are partners and shareholders in providing a unified voice in which businesses, schools, and parents can align their needs and interests.

Summit Goals

Create a platform for government,  industry,  academe, and the larger community to share current situations and existing initiatives focused on Integrated STEM, and to prepare today’s students to be part of the workforce of the future.

Develop a community of Integrated STEM Leaders that connects pK-12 to real-world applications, shifting from an interdisciplinary to a multidisciplinary to a trans-disciplinary approach.

Create an evidence-based framework of the roles of each shareholders.

Cultivate Integrated STEM Leaders who become the champions and advocates for Integrated STEM in their region.

Program Highlights

Day 0



  • Why do we need to invest in STEM Education

Day 1

Navigating and Understanding the Integrated STEM Education Landscape


  • Industry 4.0 Workforce for the Developing World
  • The Role of STEM in Achieving our SDGs
  • Socio-emotional Learning in STEM
  • Integrated STEM in the Classroom

Day 2

Strengthening the STEM K-12 System Towards Innovative Solutions for Socio-Economic Development


  • Leadership in STEM K-12, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning
  • Engaging Women & Girls in STEM
  • STEM Integration
  • STEM Initiatives of Industries in the Philippines
  • Government-Industry-Education Alliance

Day 3

Articulating Future Pathways to Create Shared Initiatives to Advance Integrated STEM


  • Integrated STEM Best Practices in Central Asia
  • Importance of GIE Collaboration
  • STEM Leadership Alliance Philippine Affiliate
  • The Role of Government and Industry in Promoting the STEM Agenda

Who Can Gain from The Summit

  • Teacher Leaders
  • Principals
  • Teachers Associations
  • Post-Secondary Education Leaders
  • Business/Industry Leaders
  • Technical and Vocational Education Providers
  • Out-of-School Providers
  • Museum Curators
  • Government officials and Policymakers
  • Nonprofit Educational Organizations and Foundations
  • Superintendents and District Leaders

 For bookings beyond November 21-24, kindly email Shangri-La's reservations team at [email protected] to avail the discounted rates.

 For bookings beyond November 21-24, kindly email Shangri-La's reservations team at [email protected] to avail the discounted rates.

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