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Conferences & Events

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’re offering STEM20: Virtual Event in lieu of the face-to-face STEM Forum & Expo.

Twitter hashtags: #NSTA20 (2020 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose), #STEM20 (for STEM20: Virtual Event)

  • Registration
  • Online registration

    computer iconPlease note: To register online, you must be logged into the website as the person who is attending the conference or STEM20: Virtual Event. Please click here if you wish to join NSTA and save on your conference or STEM20: Virtual Event registration.

    To begin your online registration, please select the conference or STEM20: Virtual Event you'd like to attend:


    Printable forms

    Acrobat iconIf you would prefer to register by mail or fax, please download a registration form (PDF):

    • STEM20: Virtual Event registration form (PDF) will be available in mid-July.

    Please note that registration fees for face-to-face conferences 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 Teaching 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. You also grant permission to NSTA to use, encode, digitize, transmit, and display the video/audio of your session, presentation, or workshop given at the NSTA conference, singularly or in conjunction with other recordings, as well as to use your name, photograph, biographic information, and ancillary material in connection with such video/audio for commercial, promotional, advertising, and other business purposes. NSTA and its employees are released from any liability arising out of the use of your name, video, photographs, and/or organization name and location.

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Future Conferences

National Conferences

  • Houston, Texas: March 31–April 3, 2022

10th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA

  • Detroit, Michigan: July 28–30, 2021

2021 Area Conferences

  • Portland, Oregon: October 28–30
  • National Harbor, Maryland: November 11–13
  • Los Angeles, California: December 9–11
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 Conferences

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

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