NSTA Conferences & Professional Development

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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.

Twitter hashtags: #NSTA20 (2020 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose)

Upcoming Conferences

Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2020 STEM Forum & Expo, the 2020 area conferences (Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Phoenix)), or the 2021 Chicago National Conference.

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.

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Picture-Perfect Workshops and Online Course

Learn how to use picture books to inspire Elementary STEM.

No face-to-face workshops are currently scheduled.


Learn more about the online course


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.

Recent Conferences











Seattle: Dec. 12–14, 2019 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
Cincinnati: Nov. 14–16, 2019 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
Salt Lake City: Oct. 24–26, 2019 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
STEM Forum & Expo: July 24–26, 2019 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
St. Louis (National): April. 11–14, 2019 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
Charlotte: Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 2018 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
National Harbor (MD): Nov. 15–17, 2018 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
Reno: Oct. 11–13, 2018 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions More …
STEM Forum & Expo: July 11–13, 2018 Transcripts Sessions More …
Atlanta (National): Mar. 15–18, 2018 Transcripts Evaluations Sessions





Future Conferences

National Conferences

  • Chicago, Illinois: April 8–11, 2021
  • Houston, Texas: March 31–April 3, 2022

9th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA

  • Louisville, Kentucky: July 22–24, 2020

2020 Area Conferences

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: October 29–31
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: November 19–21
  • Phoenix, Arizona: December 10–12

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

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