Conferences and Events

National and regional events offering professional development opportunities for teachers of chemistry.

National Conferences

  • December 7–8, 2022
    Next Generation Science Standards Conference

    Led by expert science instructors, this virtual conference will explore how to improve everyday classroom instruction by incorporating practices that foster rewarding discourse, help create powerful three-dimensional curriculums, encourage students will relate to material on a personal level, and more.

    On December 7 8, 2022, participants will have a chance to explore new teaching strategies and learn from award-winning instructors.

  • January 6, 2023
    Mapping STEM Opportunity: A Dissemination Workshop of the Call to Action for Science Education

    This workshop, held virtually, will focus on ways to use data to map opportunity and anchor decisions that can improve equitable access to science learning. Panelists will provide examples of how they analyze and use data and discuss ways that analyzing data can help advance equity goals.

  • March 22–25, 2023
    NSTA23 National Conference on Science Education

    This year’s National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) annual conference is scheduled for March 22 25, 2023 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Join educators in the spring for an unparalleled professional learning experience! Share space with educators of all experience levels and backgrounds to delve into pedagogy, explore new ideas and best practices, and revitalize your mind and spirit.

  • March 26–30, 2023
    K-12 Chemistry Teacher Day at ACS Spring Meeting

    ACS Spring 2023 will bring together chemistry professionals, educators, and students worldwide to discover and share research, network, and advance their careers. This hybrid event is an excellent opportunity for professionals and students to showcase their work and connect with colleagues in all areas of chemistry. Attend in Indianapolis, Indiana and virtually March 26-30, 2023. 

    On Sunday, March 26, 2023, there will be a day of programming for K-12 chemistry teachers. Join us for lesson plans, ideas for labs, meeting fellow teachers, a free gift bag, and a chance to win an AACT membership. More information to come! 

  • July 19–21, 2023
    National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) STEM Forum & Expo

    This conference in Detroit, MI hosted by the National Science Teachers on July 19 – 21, 2023, will help you explore, begin, or tweak a STEM initiative within your school or district.

  • July 19–22, 2023
    AP Annual Conference 2023

    Come together with other AP teachers to develop strategies, share practices & tools, and learn new methods for success in Seattle, WA on July 19 – 22, 2023.

  • July 23–27, 2023
    ChemEd 2023 Conference

    This biennial conference, running from July 23 – 27, 2023, is the largest conference for educators involved in teaching high school and introductory chemistry in North America. It is an opportunity for educators to gather together for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment. In 2023, ChemEd will be hosted by the University of Guelph. The conference will take place on campus allowing for hands-on labs, workshops, and demonstrations, along with a variety of events focused on teaching chemistry. It is a chance to be part of a community of dedicated and involved science teachers and educators.

  • October 18–21, 2023
    School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Conference

    The School Science and Mathematics Association annual conference brings teachers together to learn how to innovate their classrooms. The conference will be held in Colorado Springs, CO from October 18 – 21, 2023. More details to follow.

Regional Conferences

  • June 21–23, 2023
    Science in the Rockies: A Steve Spangler STEM Experience

    Join Steve Spangler in Colorado for a one-of-a-kind professional development experience that’s guaranteed to change the way you teach STEM forever. If you are looking for an in-person professional development workshop in summer of 2023, Steve Spangler’s STEM Conference is a must attend event for anyone focused on breaking traditional curriculum boundaries and exploring the power of phenomenon-based learning.

  • 6/6/2023–8/11/2023
    ASM Materials Teacher Camp

    This week-long, hands-on lab experience shows educators how to use applied engineering techniques in their classroom. ASM Materials Camp is an idea-generating workshop introducing teachers to methods that make math and core science principles more enticing and relevant to their middle and high school students. Materials topics are great motivators in any engineering, technology or science course as students learn concepts that are reflected in their everyday lives. Educators work hands-on with metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials in modern life.

    The camp is free for attendees and participants are eligible to receive continuing education and/or graduate credits.

    Camps are offered across the United States, Canada, and virtually during Summer 2023.