TechFest 2020 - 18th Annual TechFest


February 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sinclair Community College
301 West Fourth Street, Building 12, 1st Floor
Dayton, OH 45402-1460

Dates: Saturday, February 15, 2020 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, February 16, 2020 11 AM – 5 PM

Location: Sinclair Community College, 301 West Fourth Street, 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.


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:


  • 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 Marvin Knapke (contact information below). 

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. 


To Volunteer for TechFest:

We use the tool EventBrite to register volunteers.  You can select your choices within Eventbrite to register as a volunteer by using the following URL:    Password to Register and Volunteer: TechFest-2020


Contact: Marvin Knapke - [email protected]


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