2016 Keynote Speakers!


Dr. Alex Filippenko

One of the world's most highly cited astronomers and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the author of The Cosmos: AStronomy in the New Millennium.





 Dr. David Eagleman

A neuroscientist and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Phychology and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University! He's also the suthor to many books, including the Brain: The Story of You as a companion to the PBS television series, The Brain with David Eagleman.

Alan Bean

A former naval officer, aviator, engineer test pilot and NASA astronaut who was the fourth person who walked on the moon! He's also an artsit and is known to use moon dust in his art! 


Alan Alda

Actor, director, screenwriter and author. He is well-known for his roles in the television series M*A*S*H and The West Wing. Alan Alda is also a science comminicator and founder of Stony Brooke University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. 



Chris Hadfield

A former astronaut and the first Canadian to walk in space! Hadfield is also a credited musician and is the first astronaut to record live music in space, the first song being, Jewel in the Night. 


 Dr. Brian Greene

Profesor of Physics and Mathmatics at Columbia University. He is the chairman and co-founder of The World Science Festival and has had many television apperences including, The Big Bang Theory and the Colbert Report.

2016 Tours! 


Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

Terry Slade Exhibit: Dreams and Apparitions at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute 


Suny Poly's Nano-Tech Center: Quad-C


Masonic Medical Research Center


The Sculpture Garden on The Grifis Business & Technology Park


2016 Sponsors & Supporters!


ANDRO Computational Solutions 

Diamond Sponsor



Oneida County Executive’s Office  

Diamond Sponsor


Oriskany Central School District

Platinum Sponsor


CISCO Systems

Platinum Sponsor


Rome City School District

Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsor


The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

Silver Sponsor



Bronze Sponsor


Air Force Research Lab/Griffiss Institute

Bronze Sponsor


AIS, Inc.         

Bronze Sponsor


Rome Chamber of Commerce 

Bronze Sponsor



Rome College Foundation 

Bronze Sponsor


Mohawk Valley Section, IEEE  

Bronze Sponsor


Rome Community Foundation / Stevens-Kingsley Fund

Bronze Sponsor


Workforce Investment Board of Onedia County

Bronze Sponsor


ESD Association

A la carte Sponsor


Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District

A la carte Sponsor


SRC, Inc.

A la carte Sponsor

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation, Inc.

In-kind Sponsor (our 501 (c) (3) banker)


PAR Technologies

A la carte Sponsor


NUAIR Alliance

A la carte Sponsor


Chobani Greek Yogurt

In-kind Sponsor


The Beeches

Host site of the conference


The Genesis Group/Mohawk Valley Chamber Alliance

In-kind Supporters



Greg Mattacola, Esq., Hancock Estabrook Law Firm.