STEMFest Sells Out in Record Time: Schools Tickets Gone in Just 7 Minutes!

14th Jun 2024

This October STEMFest is coming to Sunderland, the highly anticipated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics festival, has once again proven its immense popularity by selling out for school registrations within a remarkable 7 minutes. The event, set to take place 8th – 10th October at the iconic Beacon of Light in Sunderland, promises to be an extraordinary celebration of innovation and learning, connecting education and industry.

The exhibition is focusing on STEM themed zones and growth sectors in the region including, Space, Cyber Security/ Technology, E-Sports/ Sports, Environment/ Energy and Manufacturing. This three-day event, coordinated by the North East STEM Hub, aims to encourage and inspire young people from local schools in the STEM subjects.

North East businesses working in the above sectors are invited to participate in this event as an exhibitor. Exhibitors will deliver fun interactive sessions relating to their industry. Over 3000 young people aged from 9 - 13yrs from the region’s schools are expected to attend the event across the three days, this is an excellent opportunity for businesses to shout about the work they do to their future workforce.

Highlights of STEMFest 2024 include:

Exhibits: Hands-on and interactive activities for the schoolchildren to engage with, showcasing the latest advancements in technology.

Guest Speakers: Engaging networking sessions with industry experts sharing their insights and experiences.

Networking Opportunities: Connecting like-minded individuals, educators, and industry professionals to collaborate.

"We are absolutely thrilled by the response and enthusiasm for STEMFest," said Claire Willis, Team Leader for the North East and Yorkshire and Humber STEM Hub. "Selling out in just 7 minutes is a testament to the growing reputation of STEMFest and the interest and excitement around STEM fields. We are committed to continue making this event an unforgettable experience for everyone involved."

The Beacon of Light, known for being a vibrant community hub, provides the perfect backdrop for this festival of knowledge and creativity. As Sunderland continues to grow as a hub for technological innovation, STEMFest serves as a pivotal event, inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Dawn at

For more information about STEMFest and to stay updated on this event, please visit our STEM Hub website.

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