10th Annual oSTEM Conference +
Out to Innovate
2020 - FAQ

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General Conference:

  • When is the 2020 Annual Conference?
    • November 12-15, 2020.
  • Where is the 2020 Annual Conference?
  • What is the dress code?
    • Dress code is business or business casual for sessions and business for the Career and Graduate School Expo.
  • What do I need to bring to the conference?
    • If you plan to attend the Career and Graduate School Expo bring copies of your resume and/or CV. 
  • Is there a conference schedule available?
    • A high-level version of the conference schedule will be available. A more detailed one will be posted closer to the conference.  
  • Is there a hackathon this year?
    • Following the success of last year's hackathon, we are excited to bring it back this year! The hackathon is open to all attendees and will take place all day Thursday and Friday at this year's conference. You can participate by registering for the conference and selecting "Yes" for the sign up question. Find out more here!
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Travel & Transportation:

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  • Is there a preferred conference hotel?
    • The conference venue and preferred hotel are the same this year:
    • Anaheim Marriott (700 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802)


  • Find out all the details of this year's hackathon here!
  • What is a hackathon?
    • A hackathon is an event where people get together and collaborate in teams to develop new ideas into realities. Hackathons usually involve developing technology like apps, websites, hardware hacks, or other types of programs from scratch. Individuals of various levels of coding experience from novice to expert are encouraged to join!
  • Do I need to know how to code to join the hackathon?
    • Nope! 
  • How can I join the hackathon?
    • You can register for the hackathon via registration, as by selecting "Yes" to the hackathon question while registering for the conference. If you have already registered, please email conference-logistics@ostem.org.
  • How much does the hackathon cost?
    • The hackathon is included with your conference registration! If you plan to participate in the hackathon, please indicate so on your registration form. 
  • Do I have to go to the conference to participate in the hackathon?
    • Nope! If you'd like to just take part in the hackathon that is an option. It is free but we ask you register so we have an accurate headcount for food and transportation. 
Do you still have a question? Send us an email at conference-logistics@ostem.org. We'll continue to keep this page updated as we get your questions.