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2018 TechFest - Volunteers Needed


  Dayton/Miami Valley 2018 TechFestTM - 16th Annual


Dates: Saturday, February 17, 2018 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, February 18, 2018 11 AM – 5 PM

Location: Sinclair Community College, 301 West Fourth Street (Address for GPS Setting), Building 12, Dayton Ohio 45402 (no cost for admission or parking)

TechFest is free family fun with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) for grades K-12. Explore 70 + hands-on experiences with STEM exhibits, demonstrations, and games facilitated by engaging professionals involved in STEM.  Interact with “info-tainment” speakers on STEM topics, such as an outstanding college chemistry professor, a classical guitar player (who demonstrates the science behind music), a retired math teacher who presents a magic show, and others who deliver entertaining and informative messages on STEM.

Since before TechFest, the Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of PMI has supported and facilitated support for the Affiliate Societies Council to provide youth career exploration experiences.  Now known as TechFest, Free Family Fun with STEM is entering its 18th year.  Throughout the years, approximately 35,000 youth have participated.  Support by the PMI members have enabled practicing engineers, scientists, and those related to STEM to provide hands-on experiments and demonstrations plus deliver info-tainment presentations to youth and their families.

Ways to Get Involved with TechFest: 1) Participate in Tech Fest with your youth, grandkids, neighbor kids, nieces and nephews, and the like.  You can make a day out of it and plan 3 hours or more in order to interact with all of the activities.  2) Invite youth of friends, co-workers, organization members (social, fraternal, professional, etc.) to experience TechFest.  3) Volunteer by contributing time to make TechFest successful and enhance participants’ experience.

Ways to Volunteer:

All contributions completed will be presented with evidence of participation and evidence for professional development credits.  Below is a list of volunteer opportunities --


  • Advocacy
  • Flyer Packaging
  • Flyer Delivery
  • Pack Handout Bags
  • Hang Direction Signs


During Event

  • Announcer
  • Registration
  • Data Entry
  • Door Prize Assistant
  • Greeter
  • Speaker Support
  • Volunteer Registration
  • PMI Project Management Wizards

Post Event

  • Post Project Analysis
  • Ask about the Next Project Team 



Volunteers sign-up for their choice of as many two-hour shifts of their choosing.  Volunteers receive certificates of participation. All attendees (both adult and youth) are encouraged to wear the colors of your favorite school or organization to show your pride in education, your interest in STEM, and the opportunities that it offers.  Registration is done through a private Eventbrite invitation.  If you would like to register as a volunteer and did not receive a volunteer invitation via email, please contact Lyle Lockwood (contact information below).

Signing Up to Volunteer

To register as a volunteer, click the following link:

Password:  TechFest-2018

 When registering -

  • Review Tasks available as needed.  Select “See info” for a task description.
  • Make your selection. 
  • You must register each ticket separately
  • There is not limit of tickets that you can order.  If you choose multiple tickets, confirm that you do not duplicate date & time.
  • The ticket you receive will spell out the details of your commitment. 
  • Each purchase is free.
  • Your registration enables us to address changes as needed, share news: and receive evidence of participation needed for professional development purposes.


Remember, there are pre-event opportunities are available now, which includes helping to package flyer for delivery.  This would be especially helpful for those who cannot participate during the event itself.  We will be packaging 120,000 flyers for 550 schools so any help you can provide is very much appreciated!

For More Information about TechFest:

Visit TechFest
Click here to Download the TechFest Student 2018 Flyer

Contact: Lyle Lockwood, PMI delegate to Affiliate Societies Council and Chair of ASC, 937.613.3645 or

TechFestTM is organized by volunteers of the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations, http//