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MAKERS Conference 2014

The music from The MAKERS Conference

The MAKERS Conference may be over, but the experience has stayed with us. You can revisit what the speakers brought to the stage in our live blog, but we thought it'd also be nice to revisit a different piece of the conference, as well: the music. Read More »

20 Memorable quotes from The MAKERS Conference

A lot of powerful words were spoken at The MAKERS Conference by the incredible thought-leaders who presented over the course of its three days. Here's a selection of 20 memorable quotes to keep with you. Read More »

25 Memorable photos from The MAKERS Conference

It has been one incredible week.  Click on the gallery above to see some of the most memorable moments at The MAKERS Conference.   Read More »

Helping to set the agenda: Photo highlights of The MAKERS Conference speakers

It was an action-packed day here at The MAKERS Conference.  We've heard from an incredible lineup of speakers so far.  Click on the gallery above to see who joined us today. Read More »

Gabrielle Giffords: Resilience in the face of violence

Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords became known for her resilience in the face of violence after a shooting at a local event that left six dead and Giffords with severe brain injuries. Just eight months after the incident, in August 2011, Giffords made an appearance back in Congress. Read More »

Mae Jemison, Cady Coleman and Maria Klawe: How to get more women in STEM

"The technical women stand out as some of the most undertold stories," begins Google's Megan Smith before sitting down with three of those techincal women: astronauts Mae Jemison and Cady Coleman and Harvey Mudd's Maria Klawe. Read More »

Gwynne Shotwell: The importance of science, tech, engineering and math

Gwynne Shotwell described herself as having been a "clueless" teen who didn’t realize the importance of STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) right away. She remembers having an interest in cars but otherwise lacked direction. Read More »

Megan Smith: Why we need women in STE[A]M

"Kids need to understand how to not just be consumers of this technology, but to be MAKERS." Read More »

Maria Eitel: The Girl Declaration

"All of us in this room had really big dreams as a girl, and it's now our turn to give each of those girls living in poverty a chance to live her dream." Read More »

Play like a girl with football star Sam Gordon

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association highlighted Sam Gordon--a girl who plays football against the boys--as one of their Faces of Fearless in this incredible video: Read More »

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