The Nevada Museum of Art in partnership with Desert Research Institute, continues to push the boundaries of STEAM Education. In 2023, the NV STEAM Conference united educators from across Nevada with conversations designed to inspire creativity and curiosity and explore the connections and possibilities in STEAM education.


Supported by the Nevada Department of Education, the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, the STEM Advisory Council, and the NV STEAM Subcommittee and in collaboration with leading arts, science, and educational organizations, the annual NV STEAM Conference inspires innovation by offering engaging workshops and nationally recognized keynote speakers.


The NV STEAM Conference is the most important state-wide event for exploring ideas and strategies that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math into pioneering classroom practices that foster student creativity. This is how we build Nevada’s future.




545 Registrants

1,168 Continuing Education Hours Issued to Nevada’s Educators

11 Collaborating Organizations 

10 Nevada School Districts Represented 

12 Pioneering NV STEAM Sessions 

6 Sponsors: Tesla, Arrow Electronics, Nevada Gold Mines, Waste Management and City National Bank

1 Statewide Vision for the Future Based on Creativity and Innovation in Education 




98% of teachers feel more knowledgeable about STEAM Education after attending the NV STEAM Conference. 99% of teachers feel NV STEAM provided them with new ideas for integrating creativity, the arts and design thinking in their classroom. 93% believe they will be able to directly apply what they learned in the conference to their classroom. 99% believe the ideas learned in these sessions will have a positive impact on students. 97% of attendees believe this conference provided them with meaningful professional development. 99% of attendees would recommend this conference to someone else.




“I gained valuable ideas and information or experience, a path towards future class activities, new skills and connections, as well as industry experience and confidence.”

“The most important thing I have learned in this 2023 NV STEAM Conference is knowing how wonderful it is to incorporate Art in STEM especially as I prepare to teach Science again next school year.”

“There are so many ideas and eye-opening resources and activities that you can incorporate in your teaching or provide opportunities for your students to be exposed and engage in more STEAM.”

“The keynote speakers were inspiring! The futurist session was thought provoking, and the design based learning was practical.”

“STEAM, STEM, Maker Centered Learning and collaboration with local partners are all tools to promote
engagement and learning. They are not stand-alones. Integration is key!”

“The most important thing I learned is that students must be allowed creative thinking to construct their own ideas.”

“It was truly the most inspiring professional development I have ever had! I haven't thought about my teaching methodologies in ages, and this gave me renewed interest in making my classroom a creative place for students.”  

“Great ideas for integrating art, science, and technology into the classroom. The Visual Thinking Strategies session inspired me to seek more training!”

“Great intro-to-lesson activities to help stimulate student thinking AND great ways to creatively introduce my science students to modeling and explanation.”

“I loved the sessions I attended. Most importantly, art can be integrated into all curriculum areas. I am excited to add kinetic movement to my classroom.”