Conferences and Events


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

National Conferences

  • August 17 - 20, 2020
    ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Exposition

    Register and join chemistry professionals from across the globe August 17 – 20, 2020 for the first-ever ACS Fall 2020 VIRTUAL Meeting & Exposition. Participate in 250+ Broadcast Sessions featuring interactive video Q&A, live daily kickoffs, On-Demand Oral and Poster Presentations, Networking and Special Events, as well as a full Exposition.

  • March 6 - 10, 2021
    The Pittsburgh Conference & Expostion (PITTCON2021)

    Are you looking for new ways to bring exciting experiments into your classroom? There are several different workshops designed for K-12 science teachers at PITTCON, the world’s largest annual conference for laboratory science: March 6 – 10, 2021 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

  • April 8 - 11, 2021
    NSTA21 National Conference on Science Education

    Connect with thousands of educators at the NSTA National Conference for hundreds of hands-on learning opportunities! The theme for this year's conference, which well be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on April 8 – 11, 2021, is All Students, All Sciences, All Settings.

  • July 21 - 24, 2021
    AP Annual Conference 2021

    Come together with other AP teachers to develop strategies, share practices & tools, and learn new methods for success in Las Vegas, NV from July 21 – 24, 2021.

  • July 25 - 29, 2021
    26th ChemEd 2021 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. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario will be hosting the 26th ChemEd conference from July 25 – 29, 2021.

Regional Conferences

  • August 2020
    SciFest All Access

    Register to attend SciFest All Access in August 2020 – a Virtual USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo! For the past decade, the USA Science & Engineering Festival has been proud to offer the largest and only national science festival with thousands of hands-on activities, conversations with STEM mentors, and exciting stage shows. While we await the opportunity to bring back our in-person Expo, we hope you will join us this fall for a FREE Virtual Festival – SciFest All Access. Register here: https://bit.ly/SciFest2020

  • August 6 - 7, 2020
    2020 Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA) Conference

    Attend the 2020 Idaho Conference in Boise, ID on August 6 – 7, 2020.

  • August 10 - 12, 2020
    New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) Virtual Summer Conference

    Join other science teachers from around the country for an innovative, friendly, virtual conference. Middle school, high school, and college educators welcome from August 10-12, 2020. Register at neact.org

  • October 20 - 21, 2020
    New Jersey Science Convention

    The New Jersey Science Convention is co-sponsored by New Jersey Science Teachers Association and New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association and will be held at the Princeton Marriott Forrestal on October 20 – 21, 2020. The theme of this year’s conference is “2020 - Science: The Key to the Future”.

  • October 29 - 31, 2020
    2020 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference – Pittsburgh, PA

    Connect with educators from your region at the NSTA area Conference for MANY hands-on learning opportunities. The theme of the conference is “STEAMing Forward: Future Ready”. Mark your calendar for October 29 – 31, 2020.

  • November 5 - 7, 2020
    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 in Houston, TX at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 5 – 7, 2020.

  • November 14, 2020
    Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development

    The Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development will be virtual this year. It is a conference that provides professional development regarding science content, education strategy, and research. This year’s meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020.

  • November 19 - 21, 2020
    2020 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference – New Orleans, LA

    Connect with educators from your region at the NSTA area Conference for MANY hands-on learning opportunities. The theme of the conference is “EnGULF Science Education”. Mark your calendar for November 19 – 21, 2020.

  • December 10 - 12, 2020
    2020 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference – Phoenix, AZ

    Connect with educators from your region at the NSTA area Conference for MANY hands-on learning opportunities. The theme of the conference is “Road Mapping the Future of Science Education”. Mark your calendar for December 10 – 12, 2020.