Special Evening Exhibits Preview
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:00–7:00 PM
The STEM Forum & Expo will kick off with an exclusive three-hour sneak preview of the Exhibit Hall, including a reception featuring light refreshments. Be among the first to take in the sights and sounds of the Expo as you visit with old friends and meet new friends while enjoying complimentary refreshments throughout the exhibit hall. Brand-new and soon-to-be-released STEM resources will be featured by industry leaders such as Carolina Biological Supply Company, Texas Instruments, Vernier Software & Technology, and many more.
The Exhibits Preview is just the tip of the iceberg as we have dedicated more time on Thursday and Friday for you to enjoy the exhibits. Cap off your days of educator sessions and exhibitor workshops by returning to the Exhibit Hall Thursday and Friday afternoon. Exhibitors will have hands-on activities, free resources, giveaways, best practices, and more—all tailored specifically to teachers' needs. Please note that exhibit hours are limited each day, so come early and often to take advantage of the freebies.
Exhibits will be located in the Atlantic City Convention Center. Registration badges are required for admission.
Thursday, May 17, 3:00–6:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2:00–5:00 PM
NSTA Virtual Show
Preview and create your own “must see” list of STEM Forum & Expo exhibitors before the conference. Visit the STEM Forum & Expo Virtual Show any time, day or night.
Free wireless internet is available inside the exhibit halls as well as a less reliable signal in the 'public spaces" of the second floor of the Convention Center. Click here for code access details.
NSTA Science Bookstore
Browse the newly redesigned NSTA Science Bookstore for hundreds of professional titles for science educators of all grade bands and disciplines—for this event, we'll be showcasing more than a dozen brand-new books, among them several outstanding STEM titles. Better yet—not only do we offer a wide range of books to sharpen your content knowledge and expand your teaching strategies, we also offer dozens of wonderful NSTA Gear items as reminders of your conference experience or as gifts for your family, colleagues, and students. And remember—all conference attendees enjoy discounts of 20% on NSTA Press items and 10% on books from other publishers. We also offer free shipping when you place your order online in the Store for both books and Gear.
Wednesday, May 16, 3:00–7:00 PM
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 7:30 AM–12 Noon
STEM Forum conference attendees can earn one graduate-level credit in professional development through Framingham State University. To obtain credit, attendees must complete a Framingham State University Registration Form, attend a minimum of 12 hours of programs, submit a written report, and pay a fee of $99. An NSTA transcript is also required. Note: Credit is by pass/fail option only. Click here for complete information and to download a graduate credit registration form.
Conference attendees can now simultaneously evaluate sessions and track conference attendance for professional development certification online using any smartphone or computer. And this year we’re offering a valuable prize for one attendee who completes an online session evaluation! Click here for complete information.
Services for People with Disabilities
NSTA makes an effort to provide convenience and accessibility for all persons attending our conferences. We strive to make conferences barrier free, but we can do so only with your help in advance.
Please send in your requests early! NSTA cannot guarantee services for requests made on-site. If you register online, be sure to check the box requesting assistance. If you register by mail or fax, please check the appropriate box on the form and send a copy of your registration form to:
National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201-3000
We will contact you personally and discuss how your needs can be met. We also provide other special services at the conference, including sign language interpretation at the General Session. We may have special materials for the conference sent to you by overnight/priority delivery before the meeting.
Note: If you need special arrangements in your hotel room, please check the appropriate box on the Housing Request Form and contact your hotel directly once you receive your hotel confirmation.