STECONF is an organization as well as a knowledge and networking platform that brings the brightest minds in academia together for engineering conferences, technology conferences, and other science conferences. Rooted in the principles of open access and transparency, STECONF events strive to break down knowledge and geographic silos in order to allow researchers and scientists from around the world to share their experiences and perspectives, learn from each other, inspire further scientific progress, and form research partnerships. The world of science, engineering and technology holds answers to both micro and macro challenges. It is vital that stakeholders in the field – academics, non-profit and research organizations, government agencies, and private businesses – have a joint platform to share their knowledge, brainstorm solutions, exchange their experiences, and identify new application opportunities. This is where STECONF comes in. It unites a diverse group of people around the common goal of learning.