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Conferences & Events

About NSTA Conferences

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo. In 2020, we offered STEM20: Virtual Event in lieu of the face-to-face STEM Forum & Expo and NSTA Engage: Fall20 in lieu of the face-to-face area conferences.

Twitter hashtags: #NSTA21 (2021 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose), and #NSTAEngage for NSTA Engage: Spring21

  • Registration
  • Online registration

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    Printable forms

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  • Price Lists
Future Conferences

National Conferences

  • Houston, Texas: March 31–April 3, 2022  (proposal submission portal should open in late summer/early fall 2021)
  • Chicago, Illinois: July 21–24, 2022  (proposal submission portal should open in late summer/early fall 2021)
  • Atlanta, Georgia: March 23–26, 2023
  • Denver, Colorado: March 21–24, 2024

Virtual Conferences

  • NSTA Engage: Spring21: April 12–May 8, 2021
  • STEM21: Virtual Conference: July 26–30, 2021

10th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA

  • Detroit, Michigan: July 19–21, 2023

2021 Area Conferences

  • Portland, Oregon: October 28–30  (proposal submission portal should open in late spring/early summer 2021)
  • National Harbor, Maryland: November 11–13  (proposal submission portal should open in late spring/early summer 2021)
  • Los Angeles, California: December 9–11  (proposal submission portal should open in late spring/early summer 2021)
Past Conferences

If you are planning to submit a session proposal for an upcoming NSTA conference, or if you are thinking of attending, you may find it helpful to look at sessions offered at recent conferences.

File Sharing

online document sharingWe have encouraged presenters to upload materials to share with conference attendees. These materials can be downloaded directly from the online session browser: an icon will appear immediately following the session listing if a file is available for download.

Other Upcoming Events

NSTA District Learning Packages

NSTA offers tailored packages of onsite presentations and workshops, online experiences, and books on popular topics—including three-dimensional instruction—for schools, districts, or states. Using a blended approach, NSTA combines a face-to-face component with additional online opportunities to extend learning. Learn more

NSTA Virtual Events

Do you have a limited travel budget and want to enhance your skills from the comfort of your own home? NSTA offers virtual events on key topics such as NGSS, STEM, and PreK–6 Science! Click here to register for the next live event and/or purchase archives from a recent program.

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