Monday, 06. April 2020, MATC Oak Creek Campus, DREAM 2020: where passion meets success

from 06. April 2020 - 9:00
till 07. April 2020 - 15:30

MATC Oak Creek Campus

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High school and middle school students: DREAM with us April 6 & 7 at MATC Oak Creek!
DREAM is a free STEAM-focused convention, sponsored by MATC's Imaginative Fiction student organization, for high school and middle school students ages 12 and up.  This college and career exploration event will allow students to interact with current college students and participate in hands-on activities such as videogame creation, 3D printing and design, creative writing, robotics, and more.  Sessions will also be presented by staff and faculty on student success topics, and students on campus will host Q&A's about student leadership and college life. 
Panels include (but are not limited to) Roboversity, Escape Room!, 3D Rollercoaster Design, Maker Arcade, Me Myselfie and I, Young Writer's Creative Writing Workshop, and Student Council to Student Government Transition.  Learn how to link your passion to a college program and how success in college can lead to career success. 
You can register for the 2-day convention or for just one of the days.
Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Pre-registration is required!
Space is limited - registration closes on March 13, 2020 at Noon or when all passes have been distributed. 
If you are interested in bringing a school group to the event or to Fieldtrip Friday on April 3rd, please contact us at .

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes.  You must be at least 12 years of age to attend on your own, or, in 6th grade or above to attend with a class or other organized group (such as, a scouting troop or lego club, where an ***** will be present with your group).  You are not required to bring an ID, but if you want to show off your awesome student ID pic, who are we to say no?
I want to attend, but I can't be there on Tuesday!  Can I just attend on Monday? (or)I want to attend, but I can't be there on Monday!  Can I just attend on Tuesday?
Absolutely!  When you register, you will have the option to choose either Monday or Tuesday, or to register for a two-day pass for Monday & Tuesday.  We know that high school and middle school can take a variety of forms - public school, private school, charter school, virtual/online schools, homeschool, or even Hogwarts. We have convention days on Monday and Tuesday, and for schools who would like to bring a group but are on Spring Break that week, a Friday option on April 3rd (please contact us for more information - ).
I represent a school or organization, and have more than four students I would like to register.  What are my options?

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We can make arrangements for that!  Please contact us at - we can set up a custom form with fields like name of school or organization filled out, and make sure we coordinate when your buses will drop off/pick up to make the process run smoothly for you and your students.
Are there any activities for parents/teachers to attend?
There are a limited number of sessions during the convention that may be of interest to parents and teachers. These will be marked as such in the program.  Additionally, if your child is attending the convention and you would like to stay on campus, you are welcome to do so.  Our campus library is open during the convention from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public.  We also have free wifi on campus that can be used. No food service will be available on campus, as it is our Spring Break week, but we do have vending machines in the cafeteria and around the school. 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking on campus is free, just like this event!  You can park in the B or C lot. (You can also park in the K lot, but then you have to walk a really, really, really long way to get to the event.)  The 80 bus also stops at our campus.  If you are being dropped off for the event, please have your ride do so at the main entrance. It's a giant blue sign - don't worry, you'll see it!
What can I bring into the event?
We suggest that you travel light.  For those attending over lunchtime, please pack a lunch to bring along, and snacks if you need them.  Our cafeteria is NOT open during spring break.  There are vending machines on campus.  Also, many of the sessions are interactive, so a phone or tablet will be useful if you have them.  You do not need to bring a laptop; sessions that would require a computer will be held in a computer lab.   
What can I NOT bring into the event?
In general, treat this event as you would most other cons.  Prepare to have fun while you learn -- no, we're not just saying that because it sounds good.  However, please try to leave your parent at home or find a suitable parent-friendly activity for them to attend while you are at the ***.  This event is for you! (Parents, teachers, and guardians are of course welcome to attend - please select 'chaperone pass'.)
What is Imaginative Fiction?
We're nerds.  Officially, Imaginative Fiction is the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction Club on campus.  But realistically, that's a lot to say, and when we tell people that they just tilt their heads in confusion.  So we tell people we're the fun club on campus, which is true.  We host everything from karaoke to movie nights, but we also have a lot of former members who have gone on to graduate and have really successful careers doing and making things that they love -- which is what we want to help you to achieve.  We have a great group of staff and faculty who help us reach those goals, and they're fun, too.  Our advisors cosplay Lord of the Rings characters and name their cats after characters from Star Trek - what can be better than that?
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email us at - please allow 2 business days for a response.  
What's the refund policy?
Um... it's free.  The whole convention is free.  We do ask that you make every attempt to cancel at least one week ahead so that we can plan for the correct number of attendees.  We work really hard to make this an awesome convention.  If you are unable to make the event, you can always give your ticket to a friend, too.
Is your event affiliated with any other events or organizations?
NO. This event is a free event, not affiliated with any other events or organizations. If you have registered for an event which has charged a fee for participation, then you have NOT registered for our event. Participation in our event requires pre-registration here. If you have further questions about this event, please contact us at or via the contact form on our website ().

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