Conferences and Events

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

National Conferences

  • July 21–24 2022
    National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference

    Immerse yourself in the three-day premier science and STEM education event of the summer, where educators will share experiences, learn from collaborators, catch up with colleagues, and meet new friends in both facilitated sessions and informal settings. From engaging presentations focused on developing scientific literacy in the STEM classroom, sensemaking, equity, and assessment…to lively exhibitor workshops, informative poster share-a-thons, and speed-sharing sessions…to a vibrant Exhibit Hall featuring the latest teaching tools, materials, and technologies available.

  • August 21–25 2022
    ACS Fall 2022

    ACS Fall 2022 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 Chicago, Illinois and virtually August 21–25, 2022.

  • October 6, 2022
    AP Fall Update 2022

    This year, College Board will host the 2022 AP Fall Update virtually in lieu of an in-person AP Annual Conference. The AP Fall Update will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Registration will be complimentary and will open later this summer.

  • 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 23–27, 2023
    ChemEd 2023 Conference

    This biennial conference is the largest 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.

Regional Conferences

  • 7/6–8/15/2022
    STEMteachersNYC Summer STEM Institute 2022

    This summer, join teachers from around the world for a dynamic and interactive digital STEM institute where they will get to engage in hands-on virtual workshops, knowledge sharing, and community building across disciplines.

  • 7/6–8/15/2022
    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®-Teachers 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.

    The camp is offered in several states throughout Summer 2022. It is is free for attendees and participants can receive professional learning credit. 

  • August 1–4, 2022
    NEACT Virtual Conference

    The New England Association of Chemistry Teachers invites all teachers to the 2022 NEACT Summer Conference on August 1-4, 2022 at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Registraton to this summer's conference will include keynote addresses, workshops, break-out small group sessions, informal "coffee house" and "happy hour" meetings, networking events, vendor programs, raffles, and Google Drive conference file share.

  • August 4–5, 2022
    Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA) Soaring with STEM 2022

    Help your students ignite their learning in STEM by attending the 2022 "Soaring with STEM" Conference on August 4-5, 2022 at Idaho State University. This conference is offered in person and attendees can earn professional development credit through Idaho State University.

  • October 18–19, 2022
    New Jersey Science Convention

    The New Jersey Science Convention is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Science Teachers Association and the New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association and continues to be the second-largest annual convention for teachers in the State of New Jersey. This year's focus is Helping All Students Find Their Voice.

  • November 10–12, 2022
    Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers (CAST) 2020

    CAST is the largest state science education conference in the nation and is sponsored by the Science Teachers Association of Texas. It will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas on November 10-12, 2022.