Fees and Deadlines
By action of the NSTA Board of Directors, registration is required for participation in all activities of the conference. Registration fees cover all nonticketed conference activities and entry to the Exhibit Hall. Fees do not cover ticketed events, meals, lodging, or transportation other than NSTA-contracted shuttle service.
Member rate: The member rate applies to current NSTA members and to dues-paying members of the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA). The member rate also applies to nonmembers who submit an NSTA membership application and fee along with the registration form.
Student rate: Full-time students 18 years of age or older may register at the student rate if the registration form is accompanied by a copy of a current university ID or a letter from the university indicating full-time enrollment.
Retired member rate: NSTA members who are fully retired and have been an NSTA member for at least five years may register at the retired rate.
Save on your registration fees by taking advantage of special earlybird and advance rates! The earlybird deadline is February 8 and the advance deadline is February 29.
Registration fees for two–four days:
|Current NSTA member or applicant
|Retired NSTA member
|International (except Canada)
Registration fees for one day only/last day only:
|One day only
|One day only—full-time student
|Last day only—Sunday (no Sunday exhibit hours)
|Last day only—full-time student
You may register by mail, fax, or internet.
To register online: Go to online registration and follow the prompts. You must use a credit card (Amex, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover) to register online.
To register by mail or fax: Click here to download a Boston Advance Registration Form readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This form will also be included in the Boston Conference Preview, which was mailed to members in January.
Mail or fax your completed registration form to the following address/fax number. Payment may be by credit card, purchase order, or, if mailing your form, by check. Attach checks and purchase orders to your registration form.
National Science Teachers Association
PO Box 90214
Washington, DC 20090-0214
Earlybird rate. You may register at the earlybird rate if your Advance Registration Form is submitted online, postmarked, or faxed by February 8. After this date you will be charged the higher advance rate.
Advance rate. You may register at the advance rate if your Advance Registration Form is submitted online, postmarked, or faxed by February 29. After this date, you will be charged the full rate.
Confirmation of registration. Participants who register by the advance deadline will receive a registration packet by mail that includes confirmation of registration, name badge(s), and purchased tickets. Packets are mailed out at least three weeks prior to the start of the conference. Please be sure to review the contents of your packet to ensure that everything is included.
Full rate. If your registration is received online or postmarked/faxed after February 29, you will be charged the full rate and you may not receive your confirmation materials prior to the conference. In this case, please pick up your badge and tickets on-site at the Problem Solving Counter in the NSTA Registration Area.
Final conference programs may be picked up at the NSTA Registration Area during on-site registration hours. If you register on-site, you will receive your badge(s), tickets, and program at the time of registration.
There is a $20 cancellation fee for all canceled registrations. Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.
The NSTA Registration Area will be located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Registration hours are:
Wednesday, March 26: 5:00–8:00 PM
Thursday, March 27: 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Friday, March 28: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, March 29: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, March 30: 7:30 AM–12 Noon
Registering as an Industry Representative
A person or company who wishes to attend NSTA conferences to conduct business can register as an Industry Representative. Such business includes market research; determining new trends in the marketplace; interacting with manufacturers, dealers, and distributors; canvassing the exhibit hall for new items for a product catalog; and holding sales or business meetings. Also included in this category are publishers, editors, and authors.
Business representatives who attend NSTA conferences by any means other than through exhibiting will be registered as an Industry Representative at a fee of $1,500 for the conference. This fee is applicable to each person in attendance. In addition to a registration lapel badge, Industry Representatives will also have access to hotel rooms in the conference housing block.
Industry Representative guidelines will be enforced through NSTA’s security and registration systems. For registration information, please contact Rick Smith at 703-599-3520 or 703-312-9282 or visit our website.