IT Workforce and STEM Events

Informed by our research and building of best practices in workforce development and tech education, we host, attend and speak at various industry events. Do you have an event that Creating IT Futures should attend? Let us know.

See us next at:

Southeastern Employment & Training Association Spring Conference

March 19-22
Jacksonville, FL
SETA provides professional opportunities for workforce development partners. See Creating IT Futures on the exhibitor floor. Register here.

CompTIA Annual Member Meeting
March 21-23
CompTIA’s member-driven communities and councils meet at AMM to learn from industry experts, fully absorb the association’s benefits and initiatives and share best practices across specific technologies, vertical markets and business segments, helping us advance the IT industry. Creating IT Futures’ board meets on March 20 during AMM. Hear about how CompTIA and Creating IT Futures are inventing new on-ramps for IT careers throughout the event. Plus, get a signed copy of Charles Eaton’s new book, How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education, which debuts on March 1. Register here.

March 25
Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Chicago and Northern Indiana, the 6th annual STEMapalooza Science Expo is back. Enjoy fun hands-on STEM activities, check out tons of different STEM organizations and museum booths from across Chicagoland and enjoy one-of-a-kind live science shows and demonstrations. Creating IT Futures will be there to discuss tech careers for girls and give away free copies of Charles Eaton’s new book: How to Launch your Teen’s Career in Tech. Register for the event.

National Association of Workforce Boards Forum

March 25-28
Washington, DC
The Forum provides workforce development professionals and leaders in business, government, labor and education gather to gain insights into the current state of our nation's workforce system and consider the goals and policy framework affecting the future of human capital development. Check out the Creating IT Futures booth on the exhibit floor to learn more about our IT-Ready career program and how we’re partnering with workforce boards nationwide. Register here. 

Information Technology Month in Illinois
April 2017
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner declared April 2017 as Information Technology Month in IL to celebrate the important work being done by IT professionals statewide and to encourage students to understand the growing opportunities in IT and the workforce. CompTIA, Creating IT Futures and their partners have slated several events during April to help students and adults learn about IT careers and trends and connect those students and adults to employers for jobs. See all of the events here. 


April 4-6
Boise, ID
Executives from the state technology councils and associations meet. Gretchen Koch of Creating IT Futures speaks on a panel, “Building Capacity to Meet Talent Needs”, with representatives from National Initiative for Cyber Security Education and BC Tech Association. Learn more here.

April 7
STEMcon brings together 300 educators and 800 students to learn about the latest advances in teach STEM courses. Charles Eaton of Creating IT Futures will host a session on “Creating Statewide Career Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students” and present his new book, How to Launch your Teen’s Career in Tech. Register for the event. 

National Summit for Educational Equity
April 24-27
Arlington, VA
The globalization of the American economy has increased the need for a workforce prepared for new and emerging high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers. Preparing every student to be college and career ready and ensuring successful postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree attainment is critical to meeting the current skills gap, especially in STEM fields. During the summit, educators, leaders and counselors gather ideas to implement in their schools. Charles Eaton and Gretchen Koch of Creating IT Futures will present a session on “Defying and Dismantling the Diversity Issue in the Tech Industry”. Together they will share real-world examples of work-based learning programs, from organizations such as IBM and Cisco. Register here.

Creating IT Futures

A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.


We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.


Creating IT Futures
c/o CompTIA
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 678-8300
Email: info@creatingitfutures.org