Schedule of the Day


8:00 am – CONSEF Staff Sign-in

9:30 am – Student Registrations- Exhibit Hall C.

  • All events including CONSEF Project Session, Stem Expo Demonstrations.
  • Safety/regulation inspections for all events.
  • All projects and teams must be set up by 11:00 am (Please allow sufficient time to set up)

10:00 am – Judges’ Meetings

  • CONSEF Judges’ breakfast and meeting will be held at the Grand Ball Room B.

11:00 am – CONSEF PROJECT SESSION and STEM EXPO  Exhibit Hall C.

    • Judging will begin promptly at 11:00 am and end at 1:00 pm
    • Each participant will be judged at minimum of three times
    • No one is permitted in the judging area except the participants, judges and staff.
    • Projects will open to the public between 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    • Demonstrations open to the public between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

1:00 pm – Lunch & Scoring

  • Judges may perform necessary re-judging for CONSEF project session. (Students are NOT required to be by their projects)
  • Concept Schools will not provide lunch for students, parents, chaperons, coaches, and visitors. Hot dogs, Turkey sandwich and fountain drink will be sold by Cleveland Convention Center at the concessions.
  • Judges’ Lunch will be held at Rooms 25 and 26.

2:00 pm –Awards Ceremony- Grand Ballroom BC

  • Recognize Event Sponsors
  • Guest Speakers
  • Presentation of Individual Awards
  • Presentation “Best of the Categories” Awards
  • Presentation of School certificates and awards

NOTE: Students may dismantle their projects after the awards ceremony