Events - Creating IT Futures


IT Workforce and STEM Events

Informed by our research and building of best practices in workforce development and tech education, we host, attend and speak at various industry events. Do you have an event that Creating IT Futures should attend? Let us know.

See us next at:

MHTA Spring Conference
May 9
Minneapolis, MN
During the Minnesota High Tech Association’s annual spring conference, attendees can meet with Creating IT Futures executives and learn about our IT-Ready career graduates, which are certified and qualified for entry-level IT jobs. Register for the conference.

PA Workforce Development Association Conference
May 10-12
Hershey, PA
Creating IT Futures will be at the annual Pennsylvania conference for workforce development executives to discuss the IT-Ready career program as an exhibitor. Attendees can learn how to bring the proven IT-Ready program to their own cities. Register.

AAUW Tech Savvy
May 13 in Athens, OH
Look for Creating IT Futures’ latest book, How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education, at a series of AAUW Tech Savvy events for middle-school girls. 

Together - Strengthening Adult Learning Communities
May 15
St. Paul, MN
Hosted by the Minnesota Literacy Council, Creating IT Futures’ Sue Wallace will speak on a panel, discussing how workforce development, libraries and adult basic education together can focus on digital literacy. Register.

Annual IT-Ready Celebration
May 18
5pm - 8pm
Creating IT Futures
7505 Metro Blvd.
Suite 430
Edina, MN 55439
(Housed in the Dairy Queen Corporation Building)

Mentioned at nearly every IT-Ready graduation, is how students connected with each other and became stronger together. It’s time to celebrate their success, and hear how more than 350 Minnesotans have launched their own tech careers and changed their lives through Creating IT Futures. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on May 18. Network with current IT-Ready students, graduates and employers. Meet our new IT-Ready Alumni Board Members and learn what new activities we have planned for IT-Ready alumni this year. Special thanks to Creating IT Futures sponsor, Atomic Data, for supporting the IT-Ready Celebration. RSVP online by May 12.

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Conference

May 22-24
New Orleans, LA
During NAWDP’s annual conference, look for Creating IT Futures on the exhibitor floor to learn about our IT-Ready career program. Register.

Telling your Story and Getting the Job
May 25
Online webinar
Creating IT Futures is conducting a webinar for the National Cybersecurity Students Association on resume writing for IT pros. The webinar explores what is new and emerging in technical resumes and crucial elements for getting the job. Learn: the importance of applicant tracking systems, the golden zone of the resume, what is different in an IT resume and the role LinkedIn plays in the process. Register here.

US News & World Report STEM Solutions
May 24-26
San Diego, CA
Creating IT Futures’ Charles Eaton will speak about “The Middle Skill Opportunity: A Blueprint for Job Growth” during US News’ annual STEM conference. Plus, pick up a free copy of Eaton’s book, How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education, at the CompTIA booth #4. Register.

NERETA Job Creation Summit
June 14-15
Scranton, PA
Workforce development professionals will discuss how to develop a talent pipeline for the tech industry. Check out the Creating IT Futures booth at the conference. Register.

IAWP Workforce Development Conference
June 18-21
Costa Mesa, CA
During IAWP’s annual conference, hear from Creating IT Futures’ Gretchen Koch on “Creating a Work-Based Learning Continuum from Youth into Adulthood”. Start with Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) that lead to the 4 Ps of internship, a collaborative model for employers and educators in place today at Chicago Public Schools. Then, move to IT-Ready, a cooperative program between employers and government organizations that teaches students and adults in transition technical and “soft” business skills. Register.

NSTA Science Teacher STEM Forum
July 12-14
Orlando, FL
During NSTA’s annual STEM Forum, hear from Creating IT Futures’ Joan Matz speak about “Creating Statewide Career Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students”. Register.

Center for STEM Education for Girls’ Think Tank & Conference
July 12-14
Nashville, TN
As leading educators meet to discuss how to entice more girls into pursuing STEM, Creating IT Futures’ Eric Larson will speak about “Creating Diversity in the IT Workforce through Collaboration between Academia and Corporate America”. Register.

Creating IT Futures

A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.


We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.


Creating IT Futures
c/o CompTIA
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 678-8300