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POSTPONED: Community Conversation

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Like everyone else, we at KID Museum are concerned about news of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in our area and its spread across the globe. We take seriously the health and well-being of our community. Please be advised that the community conversation scheduled for March 18 in partnership with Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has been postponed indefinitely.

Join our distinguished panel for a lively conversation about opportunities to invest in our collective future and build our region’s tech and innovation pipeline. Together, we will envision the future of education, work, and technology innovation in Montgomery County.

Wednesday, March 18
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Doors Open/Continental Breakfast Served:  7:45 am)

The Universities at Shady Grove, Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Building
9630 Gudelsky Dr,
Rockville, MD 20850

Paid parking onsite; no guest validation

Welcome Remarks:
Steve Hull, Editor and Publisher, Bethesda Magazine/Bethesda Beat; Vice Chair, USG Board of Advisors

Fireside Chat: A Roadmap for Growing Technology and Innovation

  • Cara Lesser, Founder/Executive Director, KID Museum
  • Benjamin H. Wu, President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
  • Martin Rosendale, CEO, Maryland Tech Council

Panel Conversation: Investing in our Innovation Pipeline
Moderator: Dr. Shanika Hope, Head of Content and Research, Amazon Web Services (AWS Educate)


  • Tasha Austin, Principal at Deloitte (STEM Ambassador)
  • Dr. Jack Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Kevin Beverly, President and CEO, Social Scientific Systems & Board Member, Community Foundation of Montgomery County
  • Antonio Tijerino, CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Brought to you by KID Museum, Bethesda Beat, The Universities at Shady Grove, and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.


If you have dietary or accessibility concerns, please contact Megan Spak at megan@kid-museum.org.


March 18
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:


KID Museum
6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States