Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos
Generando Entusiasmo y Nuevas Iniciativas para Audiencias Latinas

Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6, 2017

The GENIAL Summit, generously funded by the National Science Foundation, was held June 5–6, 2017, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. Ninety-one practitioners, community leaders, media specialists, and researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico participated.


  • Identify needs and opportunities for Latinos in informal science learning (ISL) environments.
  • Facilitate and strengthen professional relationships.
  • Identify recommendations, emerging research questions, and actionable insights with an outlook toward the future.
  • Contribute to a more informed ISL field.

Post-Summit Documentation, Articles, and Webinars

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Results from the GENIAL Summit led to the creation of Cambio, a five-year professional development program funded by the National Science Foundation. Cambio uses a transformational approach and framework that combine cultural competency and organizational change to help informal science institutions develop greater capacity to engage Latinx audiences in STEM.

To learn more or apply to be part of Cambio, contact

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1611143 and 1906595. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.