June 20, 2017 – June 21, 2017 all-day
Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309


“A Future Ready Iowa Conference to Make Work-Based Learning and STEM Work for You”

Fast-Track Iowa’s Future will feature New, Emergent and Established business-education partnerships transforming communities across Iowa and profiled in eleven panels and presentations, as well dozens of snapshots of nationally recognized best practices happening in our state, and the inspiring story of Alliant Energy’s commitment to education by keynote Patricia Kampling, Chairman, President and CEO.

REGISTER BELOW: More details about this event will be provided on this webpage as well as emailed to those who register as the conference agenda unfolds leading up to the event.


Click here to see a DRAFT AGENDA that details session topics so far. As the conference draws closer, this agenda will be continually updated on this webpage.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — “STEM Ed Chat” Reception — from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Attendees will propose potential topics and break into groups to discuss those topics related to STEM and Work-Based Learning. Refreshments will be provided along with opportunities to network with other attendees.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — “Fast Track Iowa’s Future” Conference — from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (an optional Regional Mingle will occur shortly after until 5:15 p.m.)


Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
The preferred hotel for this event is the Quality Inn & Suites Event Center (soon to be the Comfort Inn Events Center), offering rooms to you at $101.00 each per night. For reservations under the FAST-TRACK IOWA’S FUTURE Summit block, call (515) 282-5251.


+ Community Business Leaders;
+ K-12 Leaders, Administrators, Principals, Educators;
+ Workforce and Economic Development Professionals;
+ School-to-Work Advocates;
+ Higher Education Professionals;
+ Informal Education Partners;
+ Policy Leaders;
+ Students;
+ Teacher-Preparers and Professional Developers;
+ Others interested in school+business partnerships.
Want to know who’s already coming? Here’s a list — we update it weekly!


Adults: $30

Students: $10

Or, register a K-12 educator and a business partner together and get one admission free!

Because the mission of this event is to grow more school-business partnerships, we hope you can take advantage of this discount. A business partner can be a non-profit or other community employer as well. If you are registering as a partnership, please have one member fill out the form below.

Please Note: All fees are non-refundable.

Once you complete the form below, you will be redirected to the payment portal where you will be asked to pay by credit or debit card. If unable to make a payment upon completion of this form, kindly resubmit your registration with payment. Thank you!