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The 2024 DVSF will be In-Person!

This page will be updated regularly with important information regarding scheduling, procedures, requirements, and helpful tips. 

DVSF 2024 Schedule
All Events will take place at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks

Tuesday, April 2nd  9:00am - 8:00pm

  • Arrive within the scheduled times to set up your project. You may designate someone to set up your project for you.

  • Set up is in Exhibit Hall A

  • A N-95 mask is optional while in the building (Masks will be available on site)

  • When you arrive, check in at the entrance to Hall A to receive your Registration Folder including a badge, and certificate.

  • Complete all check-in papers and have a DVSF volunteer review your setup before you leave. 

  • Bring several copies of your abstract to leave with your display. The judges may want to keep a copy for reference during their deliberations.

  • You will need your badge to enter the exhibit hall on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 3rd 

  • JUDGING DAY! Judges will arrive in the morning and review your project materials and display.

  • Competitors will not be allowed into the Exhibit Hall until 11:30am. Please be at you project NO LATER than 12:00!

  • Judging could go until 5:00pm

  • Only judges, competitors, and DVSF staff and volunteers will be permitted on the exhibit hall floor

  • Display your badge prominently so that we can verify that only authorized people are in the exhibit hall at this time.

  • You may bring food. The concessions stand may be open

  • There will be a designated area for parents, teachers, and other family members.

  • Participants will be notified at the end of judging if they have received an award. This information will be posted on our website and through STEM Wizard communications. If you have won an award please come to the Awards Ceremony Thursday Night.

  • You will need your RED Property Removal Pass at the conclusion of Judging in order to be dismissed. You will be required to remove your project materials at the conclusion of judging

Thursday, April 4th  5:30pm - Approximately 9:30pm

  • Awards Ceremony - All are welcome!

  • Awards Ceremony will be held in Exhibit Hall D. Enter through the main entrance.

  • Special Awards will be presented beginning at 5:30pm.

  • Category Awards will be presented following the special awards and a short break. Typically the category awards portion of the ceremony starts at approximately 7:00pm.

  • Please make every effort to attend the Awards Ceremony. Any awards not claimed will not be mailed until late May.

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