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International STEAM conference 2020

13 Jul 2020 9:00am, Parkside building –
14 Jul 2020 5:00pm, STEAMhouse

What happens at the intersection of the Arts and the Sciences?

The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Notice – We are currently looking to run this event online as a virtual conference, we will share details shortly.

Aimed at all those curious about cross-disciplinary thinking, we invite researchers, innovators, industrial leaders, artists, scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and those not bounded by their sectors, to join us at our conference in July.

Featuring keynote presentations, research papers, creative demonstrations, practical activities and networking – plus a series of STEAM awards recognising pioneering practice – the conference will help you investigate how science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are colliding and fusing together, driving new products and services, and opening new realms for imaginative exploration.

Register for the conference and help define a collaborative and permeable future.

DAY 1 Highlights

Watch keynote presentations from Radiona Makerspace(Zagreb, Croatia) and Racoons Lab(Vilnius, Lithuania)

Test the STEAMhouse Toolkit

Tour the STEAMincubator (BCU’s new business start-up space)

Demo the latest digital technology and collborate on future trends

Learn from eminent cross-disciplinary researchers

Attend the STEAM Awards and evening buffet (at STEAMhouse)

DAY 2 Highlights

Watch the keynote presentation from Christoph Kremer, Head of Ars Electronica Museum(Linz, Austria)

Take part in research and industry matchmaking

Pitch your innovation to an expert STEAM panel

See products created at STEAMhouse and learn about our innovation processes

Increase your knowledge through attending research presentations

Plus more on each day! (see conference website for more details)

Thanks to internal sponsorship, all the above is available for the heavily discounted early-bird price of only £80.

Alternatively, individual early-bird tickets can be purchased as follows:

DAY 1, Monday 13th July

£10BCU Student, Staff, STEAMhouse Member

£20Artist, Sole Trader, Micro Business

£40Business, Academic, General

£15 Evening Buffet & STEAM Awards Ceremony (hosted at STEAMhouse)

DAY 2, Tuesday 14th July

£10BCU Student, Staff, STEAMhouse Member

£20Artist, Sole Trader, Micro Business

£40 Business, Academic, General

Be part of the STEAM revolution and sign up today!

NB if you are a researcher aiming to submit an abstract to the conference, please contact Dr Tom Cahill-Jones via email at

A rallying call for papers to change-makers…


Further Information

If you would like to learn more, or have any questions regarding International STEAM Conference 2020, then please get in touch. Click below to e-mail Demi Philbin.

Why come to this event?

To learn

Learn from the expertise of individuals in a collaborative space environment.

To collaborate

Forge new collaborative partnerships

To network

Find new connections with other like-minded creative individuals and discover how they are innovating.




Who should come along?

Academics and researchers