Conferences and Events

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

National Conferences

  • 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.

  • October 25–28, 2023
    NSTA23 National Conference on Science Education

    This year’s National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) annual conference is scheduled for October 25 – 28, 2023 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Join educators in the fall to gain new insights, discover new trends, and bring back innovative ideas that promote imaginative learning and student engagement.

  • March 17–21, 2024
    K-12 Chemistry Teacher Day at ACS Spring Meeting

    ACS Spring 2024 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 New Orleans, Louisiana and virtually March 17-21, 2024.

    On Sunday, March 17, 2024, 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 28–August 1, 2024
    28th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE 2024)

    The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is a national meeting sponsored by the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society. The conference is designed for middle school science teachers, secondary school chemistry teachers, graduate students, and college chemistry faculty. The conference will be at the University of Kentucky July 28-August 1, 2024. The conference will be organized around four themes – Classroom Practice and Learning Environments, Curriculum and Cognition, Assessment and Research Methods, and Professional Development – within the K-12, two-year college, and university communities.

Regional Conferences

  • September 29, 2023
    Illinois Science Teaching Association State Conference

    This state science conference, held at the Rice Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on September 29, 2023, will explore ways of integrating and supporting the multi-dimensional classroom experiences by connecting the diverse needs of students, three-dimensional learning, authentic assessments, and transdisciplinary learning. The theme is Connecting Science Forward

  • October 8–9, 2023
    Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association State Conference

    The Pennsylvania State Science Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster, PA on October 8th and 9th, 2023. More details to follow. 

  • October 17–18, 2023
    New Jersey Science Convention

    The New Jersey Science Convention, taking place on October 17 & 18, 2023, is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Science Teachers Association and the New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association. The New Jersey Science Convention is the best professional development opportunity in the Mid-Atlantic area for science educators, including teachers, administrators, and student interns. This year's focus is Creating Future Stewards of Our Planet. The conference will be held at the ​Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. 

    Stop by the AACT booth for some SWAG or attend our session!

  • October 20–22, 2023
    2023 California Science Education Conference

    The 2023 California Science Education Conference is thrilled to announce that it will be returning to sunny Palm Springs, California from October 20 – 22, 2023. The goal of the California Science Education Conference is to give California science educators an opportunity to grow professionally in order to improve student outcomes in and access to a high-quality science education. Teachers participating in the conference accomplish this by participating in hands-on, minds-on 90-minute workshops led by teacher leaders, professional developers, and organizations who offer programs and services to support high-quality science teaching and learning.

  • November 3–6, 2023
    2023 Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) Annual Conference

    Attend the 128th STANYS Annual Conference, The Matter and Energy of STANYS, from November 3 – 6, 2023. Attend workshops and subject area institutes to attend sessions covering timely information for implementation and strategies to make science a “verb” in your classroom, as well as opportunities to meet and share ideas with like-minded people.

  • November 9–11, 2023
    Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers (CAST) 2023

    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 George R. Brown Convention Center in Dallas on November 9  11, 2023.