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May 11, 2024 | 9am – 4pm 

Johns Hopkins Univeristy Applied Physics Lab, Building 201

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Welcome to the GEARED UP: Mentor Conference, where innovation meets inspiration!

Join us on May 11, 2024, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Building 201, for a day filled with knowledge-sharing, networking, and empowerment.

This conference is proudly presented by Aramco America and aims to equip mentors with the tools and insights needed to effectively guide an increasingly diverse generation of students.

For Mentors From All Programs

What You'll Experience

As a mentor attending, prepare to immerse yourself in a transformative day where inspiration meets empowerment.

Embark on a journey designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to guide the next generation of innovators.

Engage with renowned speakers and moderators who bring a wealth of experience in areas such as fundraising, transitioning between robotics programs, and building sustainable mentorship programs.

Immerse yourself in dynamic breakout sessions covering a spectrum of topics, from the fundamentals of fundraising to practical insights on transitioning between programs.

Participate in thought-provoking panel discussions where seasoned coaches share their perspectives on overcoming challenges and achieving success.

Delve into rapid-fire flash talks covering diverse aspects of robotics, including FLL, FTC, FRC, and non-technical subjects. These talks offer a quick yet impactful way to absorb valuable insights from your fellow mentors.

Connect with like-minded mentors during networking coffee sessions, a delicious lunch, and a closing networking happy hour. Build lasting relationships, share experiences, and foster collaborations that extend beyond the conference.

Dive into interactive sessions covering season planning, building sustainability into your program, youth empowerment and leadership, and strategies for fostering diversity within your team.

By the end of the GEARED UP: Mentor Conference, you’ll leave renewed, armed with practical strategies, and inspired to elevate your mentoring journey.


See all of the sessions taking place over the conference. Virtual links for each session will be accessible via the agenda platform.


No Cost to Any Mentor

Thanks to a generous grant from the Aramco America, this event will be free for all mentors in the Chesapeake District to attend.