AZ SciTech Festival 2012 UPDATE

COUNTDOWN BEGINS...TREAT YOURSELF, FAMILY, WORKFORCE TO A ONE-OF-A-KIND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE (ARIZONA)-Three, two, one...we have lift off! The first official ARIZONA SCITECH festival event takes off Wed., Jan. 25th - Thurs. Jan. 25, 2012, at the Phoenix Convention Center, featuring a Conference on Arizona's Aerospace, Aviation and Defense Communities, a cornerstone industry for Arizona. Attend this first-ever Requirements Conference that will connect attendees with potential new partners and bring together the most influential Aerospace and Defense businesses. The A & D Conference is just one of over 200 official ARIZONA SCITECH festival events available to Arizona communities statewide. The ARIZONA SCITECH festival is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, hear, taste, and experience first-hand, the best Arizona offers in science, technology, innovation and its related learning partners, STEM-focused activities. There is something for everyone from three-years to 103! Our world is ever-changing and becoming increasingly competitive for jobs and talent. The Festival will provide Arizona citizens, educators and families of every size a chance to see colorful examples of where todays and tomorrow's career paths and future industries are heading. Don't miss out! Join your business associates, local dignitaries, neighbors and friends for the FREE community kick-off celebration of the ARIZONA SCITECH festival that features innovations in Bioscience through hands-on exhibits, an official Ribbon-cutting ceremony, and colorful demonstrations depicting a sampling of Festival activities, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, 10a.m.-5:00p.m., at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix. Don't miss these other Festival activities that are splashing out into our Arizona communities! Glendale: The Science of Chocolate at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire - Feb. 3, 4 & 5 Downtown Mesa: Mesa Takes Flight Festival - Feb. 10, 11, 12 Apache Junction: Renaissance Science at the Arizona Renaissance Festival - Feb. 14, 16 & March 10, 11 Chandler: Chandler's Science Spectacular - Feb. 16, 17 & 18 Downtown Tempe: Geek's Night Out, the Science of Fun - Feb. 16 East Mesa: ASU's College of Technology & Innovation - Maker Faire - Feb. 18 Peoria: 50th Anniversary of the First American to Orbit the Earth at the Challenge Space Center - Feb. 19 Tucson: 2nd Saturdays Downtown Present Science in the City - Feb. 18 West Valley: ASU West's ExSTATIC - Feb. 25 Downtown Scottsdale: The Mad Science of Baseball at the Spring Training Festival - Feb. 25 & 26 North Scottsdale: Science is Everywhere in the Airpark - March 1 Show Low: Northeast Regional Science Fair and Science Carnival - March 2 & 3 ASU Tempe: Night of the Open Door - March 3 Casa Grande: Casa Grande Union High School District SCITECH festival - March 3 UA Campus, Tucson: Innovation Day - March 6 Goodyear: Tres Rios Earth and Nature Festival - March 10 & 11 For more information on ARIZONA SCITECH festival events happening in your own backyard, log onto: azscitechfest.org, or connect with the festival on Facebook (facebook.com/arizonascitech) and Twitter (twitter.com/arizonascitech).