Background Information

The STEMI Olympiads and Competitions Community of Practice Conference is an annual conference which is dedicated to the advancement of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Innovation (STEMI) Olympiads and Competitions in South Africa by creating a community of practice where best practices are identified and benchmarked. This is achieved by bringing Olympiad and Competition organisers and other industry stakeholders together to present academic and non-academic research and talks to facilitate a platform for engagement between parties.

Objectives of the conference

1. To positively contribute towards a STEMI-driven culture.

2. To create a platform for collaborative problem solving.

3. To act as a catalyst between people and organisations.

4. To facilitate the development of tools to improve the connection between science and society.

5. To assist in transforming innovative ideas and actions into benchmarked practices.

Who should attend the conference?

The audience for the conference comprises of STEMI Olympiads and competitions organisers and all stakeholders that have either a direct or an indirect impact on this niche, such as educators, academics, researchers, science centres, government departments, science agencies, and professional bodies. However, anyone involved or interested in science engagement is warmly welcomed to attend.

Erna Taljaard

Project Coordinator
Call +27 (0)12 392 9337

Vhutshilo Nekhwalivha

Project Officer
Call +27 (0)12 392 9360

Simon Rametse

Project Officer
Call +27 (0)12 392 9343