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.
By registering to attend a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference, you grant permission to NSTA to take and use your photo in NSTA marketing and promotional pieces for an indefinite period of time. Marketing and promotional pieces include, but are not limited to, printed brochures, reports, postcards, flyers, and materials, as well as online uses such as postings on the NSTA website, online newsletters, and e-mail blasts. NSTA shall own all rights, including copyrights in and to the photos.
Member rate: The member rate applies to the following:
- Current NSTA members
- Nonmembers who submit an NSTA membership application and membership fee along with the registration form
- Members of the Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO)
- Members of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
- Members of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
- Members of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
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.
International rate: Attendees from countries other than the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada may register at the international rate.
Spouse/Guest and Children Attending Conference with You: Your nonteaching spouse/guest and children must be registered in order to visit the Exhibit Hall but do not need to submit separate registration forms. Please provide their names on your own registration form. Children of high school age and younger can be registered for free. A fee is required for your spouse/guest. College students and teaching spouses must submit separate registration forms and payment.
Fees and Deadlines
Save on your registration fees by taking advantage of special earlybird and advance rates! The earlybird deadline is October 31 and the advance deadline is November 14.
To receive discounted rates, your registration must be received online or postmarked/faxed by these deadlines.
Registration fees for two–three days:
|Current NSTA member or applicant
|SECO, ACS, AAPT, and NABT members
|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 (Saturday)—member or nonmember
|Last day only—full-time student
You may register by mail, fax, or internet.
To register online: Go to online registration. 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 Cincinnati Advance Registration Form readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This form was also included in the Cincinnati Conference Preview, which was mailed to members in August.
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. (Purchase orders are accepted from within the United States only.) Attach checks and purchase orders to your registration form.
National Science Teachers Association
PO Box 90214
Washington, DC 20090–0214
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.
If your registration is received online or postmarked/faxed after November 14, 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. 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 Duke Energy Center. Registration hours will be:
Wed., December 3: 5:00–7:00 PM
Thu., December 4: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Fri., December 5: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sat., December 6: 7:30 AM–12 Noon
Tickets for Elementary Science Day, NSTA symposia, short courses, field trips, and social functions can be purchased during the online registration process or on the Cincinnati Advance Registration Form (PDF). Visit the Cincinnati Ticketed Events page for more information.
Contact NSTA conference registration at 703-243-7100 or 800-328-8998 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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. For registration information, call Rick Smith, Managing Director, NSTA Advertising and Sales, at 703-312-9282 or 703-599-3520 (cell).