ARLINGTON, Va.—December 10, 2020—Given the continuing concerns around COVID-19, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) has made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person National Conference in Chicago, scheduled for April 8-11 2021.
Very soon we will announce dates, topics, and new proposal guidelines for the NSTA Engage: Spring21 Virtual Event.
We know that postponing the in-person Chicago conference comes as an enormous disappointment to the many teachers and exhibitors who have been looking forward to the face-to-face 2021 annual national conference, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
We believe we can, and will, create a compelling professional learning experience next spring that will include everything you have come to expect from an NSTA conference, including featured keynotes and sessions, special science and education showcases, networking, exhibitions, and so much more.
Thank you to our exhibitors who are the true leaders in our science and STEM education community, and need to be recognized for their dedication to NSTA and our teachers. We appreciate you and we sincerely thank you all for your patience and understanding as we navigate during these tough times for all.
For the past nine months, we have focused considerable attention and resources on helping science educators with the new challenges we all face. Someday soon we are looking forward to a gradual return to the status quo, when audiences will be comfortable convening in an in-person setting, and we cannot wait for that to happen.
In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about information on upcoming virtual events, we invite you to explore the NSTA website.
Jodi Peterson, NSTA
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