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Fees and Deadlines
Save on your registration fees by taking advantage of special earlybird and advance rates. The earlybird deadline is February 22 and the advance deadline is March 15.
To receive discounted rates, your registration must be received online or postmarked/faxed by these deadlines.
Registration fees for two–four days:
|Current NSTA member or applicant
|STAT, RGVSA, TCES, and TSELA member
|Retired NSTA member
Registration fees for one day only/last day only:
|One day only
|One day only—full-time student
|Last day only (Sunday)—member or nonmember
|Last day only—full-time student
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 Teachers Association of Texas (STAT)
- Members of the Rio Grande Valley Science Association of Texas (RGVSA)
- Members of the Texas Council of Elementary Science (TCES)
- Members of the Texas Science Education Leadership Association (TSELA)
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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 San Antonio Advance Registration Form readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader (includes an NSTA Membership Form).
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
Earlybird rate. You may register at the earlybird rate if your Advance Registration Form is submitted online, postmarked, or faxed by February 22. After this date you will be charged the higher advance rate.
Ticketed events. Tickets for professional development institutes, NSTA symposia, short courses, and other special events are available for purchase. You may register for the conference now and add tickets to your registration later. If you choose to add tickets later, please submit a new registration form and check the box on the front that indicates that you have already registered for the conference. You cannot add tickets to a previous registration online (even if you originally registered online). You must submit a new form.
Confirmation of registration. Participants who register by the advance deadline of March 15, 2013, 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 March 15, 2013, 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 Customer Service Counter in the NSTA Registration Area.
Final conference programs: 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.
Refund/cancellation policy: Refund requests must be in writing and must be postmarked 10 days before the conference. Badge materials must be returned with refund request. Registration
cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.
» Go green and paperless!
Registrants who check the box (P-1) on the front of the registration form in the Program/Ticket Information section (or the appropriate box on the online registration form) will receive an electronic version (PDF) of the program approximately two weeks prior to the conference via e-mail. Also, take advantage of our online conference scheduler!
The NSTA Registration Area will be located in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Registration hours will be:
Wednesday, April 10: 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
Thursday, April 11: 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Friday, April 12: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, April 13: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, April 14: 7:30 AM–12 Noon
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).
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.