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2021 STEAM Expo

Thank you to all our exhbitors, volunteers, sponsors, and vistors that helped make Tech Prairie 2021 a success! See you in 2022!

Video Highlights from the Expo

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Welcome to the official website for The 2021 Tech Prairie STEAM Expo at the Illinois State Fair.

Building Hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, August 18-22

The Tech Prairie STEAM Expo at the 2021 Illinois State Fair is an opportunity to showcase Illinois as a leader in STEAM. The STEAM Expo will run during the second half of the Fair, August 18-22, 2021 at the Orr Building in Springfield, including livestreams from the Expo. This Expo will provide a forum to highlight K-12 and postsecondary education, business, industry, research, and development related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in Illinois with a goal of allowing the community space to engage, interact, and explore with exhibitors from across the state.  The Expo will highlight the incredible innovation and emerging career and educational opportunities in STEAM fields throughout the state during the great celebration that is the Illinois State Fair. 

Special events planned at the Expo include a drone racing competition and  eSports competitions.  
  • The Drone Racing Competition will be held on Friday, August 20th at the Multi-Purpose Arena at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
  • The eSports Competition will be held at the Orr Building on Saturday, August 21st.