Event FAQ

Where is the event located?

McClellan Airport Park | Capitol Sports Center

5209 Luce Ave, McClellan Park, CA 95652

More about the venue: a former military airport hanger that has transformed into the Capitol Sports Center. Currently, it serves as a space for volleyball, special events, and other mixed uses. The venue will be transformed into an interactive atmosphere that has never been seen before.

What are the recommended Hotel & Lodging options nearby?

There are several top-tier hotels in the region:

Option 1: The Sawyer hotel at the Golden One center is on the “scene” where the downtown action happens near the Sacramento Kings arena. This top-shelf hotel is worth the experience and is a 15-20 minute drive from the event. ($275 & Up)

Address: 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Phone: (916) 545-7100

Option 2: The Hilton Arden West is a local four-star hotel near the Sacramento Arden Fair mall and is a 10-minute drive from the event ($100 & Up).

Address: 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815 | Phone: (916) 922-4700

(We have no affiliation or discount rate for these hotels)

What time are the events held?

Set-Up & Vendor Load-In: Nov. 18th from 12pm-8pm

Day 1 – Nov. 19th: The learning labs & exhibition runs from 9:00am-4:00pm

Day 2 – Nov. 20th: Doors open at 12:00pm. The various performances run from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Are there transportation options for the youth?

Currently, we are working with sponsors to increase accessibility for the youth. Also, some school districts may be providing bus options for the registered scholars. More information is coming soon.

FYI – The 84 & 93 local bus line runs near the Capitol Sports Center.

Who is the event for?

The target audience for day one learning labs ranges from 12-20 years old.

Day two is an all-age family-friendly event with performances and special award presentations. Nominate a local leader here!

What are the learning labs?

The learning labs are inspired by the Cal Poly Learn By Doing motto, where we put knowledge into action. The focus is to get the students deployed into their interests through interactive, intense, thought-provoking, and gamified experiential learning. See some of our proposed labs here, where student and industry partners will bring problem-solving and innovation skills to a whole new frontier.

Where can I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets on our website or via Eventbrite!

How can I get involved as a sponsor?

Sponsors can get involved by sponsoring here, downloading the sponsorship packet and/or requesting a meeting with a member of our team.

Who’s involved in the event?

This event is united by excellence through a host of change agents, dignitaries, athletics, community advocates, and much more. We have STEM, Sports, financial institutions, industry partners, local chambers, educational leaders, and higher education partners. 2022 sponsors coming soon…

Former 49ers Coach and NFL Analyst Steve Mariucci, has committed to sponsoring local scholars. Coach believes in supporting the college and career pathways through the learning labs at the “See Us Showcase.” See his video message here!

What is the event format?

Day 1 Capacity: 300-500 Students & Guests
Format: Organizations, schools, and sponsors will send student delegations or teams to
participate in the exhibition. The event’s emphasis on educational hands-on learning labs
will hone in on wrap-around services: cradle-2-career, chartered pathways for A-G, and
physical and intellectual stations. The goal is for students to walk away with diverse
discipline exposure, and enriched pathways, and to exercise physically and through cerebral
cognition. Thus, sparking greater accounts of a sense of belonging, personal endeavor
via personal capacity, and most of all having fun exploring untapped pathways.

Day 2 Capacity: 1000 attendees – “Everyday Heroes” Awards BBQ (Theater Seating)
Format: This portion of the showcase on (day 2) is designed to highlight our “everyday
heroes” and community leaders. The program will consist of family entertainment, music
performances, artistry, empowerment, and a special presentation from our key industry
partners. All in the name of unity through local accomplishments focusing on culture,
civil service/essential workers, and honoring lost loved ones.