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National Conference in Denver • Mar. 20-23, 2024


Enrich your participation and enhance your network

Beyond the inspiring speakers and innovative program content, NSTA Denver24 features multi-faceted experiences and networking opportunities.


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NSTA Leaders Institute

NSTA Leaders Institute: Transforming Teaching & Learning

Thursday, March 21

Join fellow administrators for a day of empowering strategies, connection, and inspiration through focused leader-centric professional learning. National Conference registration is NOT required to attend the Leaders Institute. Participants registering for the Leaders Institute are invited to purchase conference registration at a discounted cost.

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Deep Sky IMAX®

Thursday, March 21 • 5:15 - 7:15 PM

Join us for a special screening of "Deep Sky," a breathtaking new documentary chronicling the awe-inspiring journey of NASA and Northrop Grumman’s high-stakes odyssey to develop and launch the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The film is a thrilling story that begins during the telescope's construction, following it to the harrowing launch stage, and through the release of the first full-color images to the public on July 12, 2022 and beyond.

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NSTA Job Fair

Friday, March 22 • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Connect with hiring managers from 30+ school districts, universities & colleges, and other teaching services recruiting top educational talent from the U.S. and internationally.

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Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Space Is Limited and Registration Is Required for This FREE Event

An Evening at Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Explore two of Denver’s most exciting informal science venues—the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science—on Friday evening, March 22, from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Entrance to both venues is FREE for conference attendees and family members with an NSTA conference badge.

Denver Zoo

Location: 2300 Steele Street, Denver 80205

5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. 

Come and explore Denver Zoo after hours! Denver Zoo will be open exclusively for NSTA attendees and their guests from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Experience animal meet and greets, learn from zoo volunteers, and hear from Zoo education staff how we teach through a lens of real-world conservation.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Location: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver 80205

5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 

Explore the Museum during evening hours, catch a Planetarium or Infinity theater show, or check out our temporary exhibit Wild Color!


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Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 20 • 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us at the Colorado Convention Center for an opening reception to mark the start of NSTA Denver24! We’ll keep it casual—enjoy beverages and small bites while networking with old and new friends. The event is complimentary and open to all registered conference attendees.

Following the Opening Reception:

Opening Keynote Session

Using Stories to Connect With All Learners: Science Storytelling In And Beyond The Classroom

Wednesday, March 20 • 5:15-6:15 PM

Closing Reception

Saturday, March 23 • 2:15-3:15 PM

Join us for NSTA Denver24’s closing reception, celebrating the close of four days of unparalleled inspiration, learning, and connection to discover best practices and strategies to shape the future of science education.

Sip on refreshing beverages, savor delectable snacks, and mingle with fellow attendees as you relish the final moments of this incredible conference.

Drink tickets will be distributed at the final concurrent session on March 23 beginning at 1:00 PM. Secure a ticket at the final learning session to ensure your golden opportunity to not only enjoy a refreshing beverage but also enter the running for some truly amazing prizes. Raise a glass to a successful event and your potential to win as we celebrate the collective accomplishments of NSTA Denver24.

You must be present to win, so don't miss out on this electrifying conclusion. Cheers to an unforgettable NSTA Denver24!

Morning Refresh



Morning Coffee Chats

Morning Coffee Chats

Friday and Saturday, March 22-23 • 6:40-7:40 AM

Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us on Friday morning for an informal get-together with your peers. Share ideas and experiences, expand your network, and connect with colleagues and friends from around the country. All are welcome to attend.


Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 21-23 • 6:40-7:40 AM

Calling all yoga enthusiasts. Regardless of whether you’re a newbie or veteran, join yoga instructor Azra Chughtai for a gentle warm-up; traditional vinyāsa-style yoga (balance poses, core, strength building); deep stretching for hips and hamstrings; and, of course, meditation for relaxation and de-stressing. Beginner friendly!



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