As part of your STEAM Conference registration, you may attend your choice of one or two Immersive Experiences on August 7th.  Space is limited so please register for each of your selections by clicking on the links below.

9-11 AM
Northland Workforce Training Center

683 Northland Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211
Max 50 Attendees

Learn about Buffalo’s newest workforce training super center! The approximately 80,000 square-foot- facility houses administrative space, classrooms, and industrial shops/labs designed to train and turn out highly-skilled members of the local workforce to meet the requirements of the 21st century advanced manufacturing and electric utility industries. This industry-driven training facility is focused on closing the skills gap of the local labor pool while also creating on-ramps to training, co-ops, internships, apprenticeships, and permanent employment for Western New Yorkers seeking advanced manufacturing and energy careers. Our tour will take us to the areas that are complete and open for visitors and give us a glimpse at the progress on classrooms and labs set to open in the fall.

9-11 AM
Martin House
125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

Max 30 attendees

Join this special “Educator’s Tour” at this unique Frank Lloyd Wright designed residential complex built in 1905. This house, which achieved National Historic Landmark status in 1986, is considered one of Wright’s finest achievements. Our tour will focus on the educational elements that are covered with school groups, followed by a showcase of several different programs that are done on site.  Participants will have a chance to make their own geometric window.

9-11 AM
Buffalo Central Library, The Launch Pad MakerSpace
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
Max 20 attendees


You must see this to believe it!  This STEAM-inspired space hosts a 3-D printer, recording studio, craft area, and other activities using the latest technology. This is a place for young and old to gather, learn new skills, create virtual or physical projects, and collaborate with others.  Explore 3-D designs, make a robot, experiment with circuits, experiment with various crafts.  This visit will include a complete tour of the space along with suggestions on how you can incorporate this tremendous resource into your school year.

12-2 PM
Explore & More Children’s Museum
at Canalside
Max 60 attendees


On this Immersive Experience you will learn all all about the new building, future exhibits, and enjoy some hands-on activities to whet your appetite for the feature attraction set to open later this year. Construction on the new Explore and More at Canalside has been underway for a year. When complete, this 43,000 square foot museum in the South Aud Block of Canalside will house seven educational play zones, a café’ overlooking the canal towpath, gift shop, private party rooms, and a rooftop terrace. The attraction will bring over a quarter of a million visitors to the waterfront annually.  

12-2 PM
The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Max 20 attendees

The Foundry, on the East Side of Buffalo, is home to 27 small businesses and four makerspaces.  The not-for-profit organization helps community members incubate small businesses and they offer classes and workshops in their TechLab, TextileLab, Metal Shop and Wood Shop. Short sessions for adults and longer programs for school-aged students range from learning to use 3D printers and laser cutters to learning to weld. Participants have made wooden tables, sewed classic bags, upholstered a chair, and blown a glass in the Glass studio. The Foundry’s offerings work to support the maker in each of us. During our Immersive Experience tour of The Foundry, you will get a sense of the businesses on site, visit the four makerspaces, and stop in the Tech Lab for a short activity. Everyone will design a small object and one will be chosen to make a personalized lasercut keyfob.