Network Connections is a one-day regional conference for educators focused on STEM education. Teams of teacher leaders and administrators from school districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania come together for a full day joined by representatives from universities, corporations, and non-profits to explore tools for effective professional development that can be accessed by their districts. A variety of sessions offer proven approaches focusing on the big ideas of mathematics and science. The plenary Keynote session gives all participants the chance to hear relevant information from national experts (Nationally recognized keynote speakers). Past keynote speakers include Dr. Iris Weiss, President of Horizon Research, Inc., and Dr. Dylan Wiliam, Senior Research Director at Education Testing Service.