Next Frontier Conference & Expo 2021

Achieving Parity in America by Empowering Next Frontier Leaders of the 21st Century

Launch Your Career in STEM

  • Get inspired by leaders in STEM, from NASA astronauts to crypto pioneers, and everything in between.

  • Hear directly from leading STEM companies about how to prepare for careers in the Next Frontier industries of tomorrow.

  • Learn about exclusive job and internship opportunities with leading STEM companies.
  • Get early access to our first ever Cryptocurrency Innovation Challenge being launched with Coinbase.

Why Attend the Next Frontier Conference & Expo 2021?

You will join Next Frontier Initiative partner corporations, foundations, academic institutions and students who share a common interest in the Next Frontier Initiative mission: To empower 100,000+ students, early STEM career adults, and STEM entrepreneurs on their pathway to success in Next Frontier industries by 2030.

Network

Powered by the highly interactive 3D platform Intrado Studio, you will have lots of opportunities to network and meet with employers and investors looking to hire and/or invest in highly skilled, diverse talent.

See who you’ll meet in the Expo Hall!

“STEM Career Playbook”

View exclusive life-changing Fireside Chats with marquee Next Frontier industry leaders.

Innovate

Next Frontier Challenges, custom designed and powered by HeroX, will be announced from the main stage and simulcast to students at colleges nationwide. Be among the first to hear the Innovation Challenge announcements and jump in early for a chance to compete and win!

Get Inspired by Visionary Next Frontier Leaders

Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin

Astronaut; Corporate Director, BWX Technologies, Inc; National Spokesperson, Base 11

Megan McArthur

Megan McArthur

Astronaut, NASA

Victor Glover

Victor Glover

Astronaut

Alesia Haas

Alesia Haas

CFO, Coinbase

Verdun Perry

Verdun Perry

Verdun Perry, Global Head of Blackstone Strategic Partners, Blackstone

Jeanette Epps

Jeanette Epps

Astronaut, NASA

Darin Carter

Darin Carter

Manager, Security Governance, Risk and Compliance, Coinbase

Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin

Chair, Grand Social Action Committee, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity aka the Boulé

Dwayne Murray

Dwayne Murray

Grand Sire Archon, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, aka the Boulé

Doug Bender

Doug Bender

Vice Chairman, Base 11

Preston Castille

Preston Castille

Chairman of the Grand Committee on HBCUs and Postsecondary Education Access for Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, aka the Boulé

Ellie Mahjubi

Ellie Mahjubi

VP & General Manager, Sample Preparation Life Sciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Landon Taylor

Landon Taylor

Founder & Chairman, Base 11

Teniel Jones

Teniel Jones

Director of Operations, Base 11

Michael Allotey

Michael Allotey

Engineer, Amazon and Base 11 Member

Maria Hernandez

Maria Hernandez

Electrical Engineering Student, UC Irvine and Base 11 Member

Francisco Gomez

Francisco Gomez

Product Engineer, Evolution Spine and Base 11 Member

Serli Alexandi

Serli Alexandi

Pursuing Masters in Astronautical Engineering, USC and Base 11 Member

Jade Kim

Jade Kim

Student Success Specialist, Base 11

Lyndon Mitnaul

Lyndon Mitnaul

Senior Director, Regeneron Genetics Center, Regeneron

Karen Nelson, Ph.D.

Karen Nelson, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Candia L. Brown

Candia L. Brown

Senior Director, Global Market Development for the Genetic Sciences Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Michelle Flowers-Taylor, Ed.D.

Michelle Flowers-Taylor, Ed.D.

Founder, Legacy First Partners

Tannis Fussell

Tannis Fussell

Founder & Managing Partner, Ascentria Capital Partners

Michael Hyter

Michael Hyter

President & CEO, The Executive Leadership Council

Smita Pillai

Smita Pillai

Chief DE&I Officer, Regeneron

Nasir Qadree

Nasir Qadree

Founder & Managing Partner, Zeal Capital Partners

Regina Stanback Stroud, Ph.D.

Regina Stanback Stroud, Ph.D.

CEO, RSS Consulting; Base 11 Board Member

Jean-Phillipe Laguerre

Jean-Phillipe Laguerre

Director, Education NAM 3DExperience/PLM

Lori Morton

Lori Morton

VP, Research, Cardiovascular/Fibrosis, Regeneron

More Speakers to Be Added!

Next Frontier Initiative Partners and Sponsors

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Regeneron
Sensata

Sponsorship Opportunities

Don’t miss this opportunity to reach Base 11’s diverse pool of rising talent!

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Virtual, interactive booth experiences
  • Mainstage speaking opportunities
  • VIP registration packages
  • Logo placements
  • Custom-designed Innovation Challenge powered by HeroX