2018 AZ SciTech Festival Kicks Off

1500+ science and tech events happening across Arizona


PHOENIX, AZ (January, 29 2018)  Communities across the state are gearing up for the 2018 Arizona SciTech Festival, the state's annual celebration of more than 1,500 events involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Now in its seventh year, SciTech Fest is the country's third-largest science festival with events taking place now and throughout February and March.

The Arizona SciTech Festival offers curious minds and creative hands many different ways to explore STEM across the state via interactive events, workshops, exhibitions, displays, lectures and tours. For event highlights, click here.

These events are critical for engaging future generations of scientists and technology leaders, as well as bolstering our growing STEM culture in the Grand Canyon State.
A robust STEM culture in Arizona has been a priority of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's Office of Education. The Governor declared Jan. 27-Feb. 2 "Arizona SciTech Festival Week."

"Arizona's STEM ecosystem is thriving and we continue to attract cutting-edge tech companies, from innovative start-ups to global leaders," said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "The festival highlights the positive impact STEM has had on our communities, our talent pipeline and our overall economy."

"Cox is honored to again present the SciTech Festival. The festival is a wonderful way to capture student's interest in STEM topics, thus creating Arizona's future technology and science leaders," Susan Anable, Vice President of Public Affairs of Cox Communications Southwest.

2018 Sponsors



Cox Communications


Arizona Commerce Authority


Arizona Board of Regents
State Farm Insurance

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
Maricopa Community Colleges
Thomas R. Brown Foundations
Mac 6
US Storage Centers
Univision Contigo

Arizona Technology Council
Arizona Parenting
Grand Canyon University
Mission Facilitators


Arizona State University
Phoenix Business Journal
Bear Essential News
Green Living


Project Lead The Way


Midwestern University


Arizona Commerce Authority
Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona Technology Council Foundation
Arizona State University
Arizona Science Center
University of Arizona


Media Contacts

Susan Marie, Arizona Commerce Authority, (602) 845-1231, [email protected]

Dr. Jeremy Babendure, Arizona SciTech Festival, (480) 250-7764, [email protected]


About the Arizona SciTech Festival
The Arizona SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) held annually in February and March. Through a series of expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Festival excites and informs Arizonans age 3 to 103 how STEM will drive our state through a grassroots collaboration of more than 800 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12 education. The Festival is anchored at the Arizona Commerce Authority, in collaboration with additional foundational partners including the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). Visit azscitech.com for more information.


About the Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.