Conferences and Events

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

National Conferences

  • 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. Visit the Teacher Programming page for more details.

  • March 20–23, 2024
    NSTA24 National Conference on Science Education

    Join us for four days of unparalleled inspiration, learning, and connection at the nation’s best and most engaging professional learning event for science educators. Discover best practices and strategies to help shape the future of your work.

  • July 24–26, 2024
    AP Annual Conference 2024

    Attend the 2024 AP Annual Conference to connect with new and experienced teachers of all 39 AP courses, attend conference sessions on a wide range of important topics in education, discover proven methods for increasing equity and access to the AP Program, and explore dozens of exhibits featuring new textbooks and classroom technologies.

  • 7/28/24–8/1/24
    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

  • June 19–21, 2024
    Science in the Rockies: A Steve Spangler STEM Experience

    Science in the Rockies is a groundbreaking STEM conference hosted by Steve Spangler in the scenic landscapes of Colorado. This is not just another professional development workshop—it’s a full-throttle, hands-on adventure that takes teaching to exhilarating new heights. Imagine a playground of innovation where you’ll discover over 75 interactive experiences you can immediately bring to life in your classroom. Plus, you’ll earn 20 hours of professional development credit.

  • 6/3/2024–8/9/2024
    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 2024.

  • June 11–14, 2024
    ACT2 Biennial Meeting

    The ACT2 Biennial Conference is held every other year and focuses on professional development for high school chemistry teachers by high school chemistry teachers. ACT2 is an organization for chemistry teachers in the state of Texas.

    Consider attending the conference from June 11th to 14th in Dallas, Texas to connect with other chemistry teachers and walk away with new ideas for your classroom!

  • August 1–2, 2024
    Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA) Annual Conference 2024

    Help your students ignite their learning in STEM by attending the 2024 "Full Steam Ahead" Conference on August 1  2, 2024 in Coeur D'Alene. This conference is offered in person and attendees can earn professional development credit through Idaho State University.

  • August 5–7, 2024
    2024 New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) Annual Conference

    NEACT is pleased to announce that the 2024 Summer Conference will be held at Clark University on August 5 – 7, 2024. This year's theme is "Chemistry For All." Chemistry educators at all grade levels are encouraged to attend and submit presentation proposals!

  • October 15–16, 2024
    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 New Frontiers in Science and Technology.

  • November 1–4, 2024
    2024 Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) Annual Conference

    Attend the 129th STANYS Annual Conference from November 1 – 4, 2024. The conference will focus on being prepared for the NYSSLS assessments. 

  • November 8–10, 2024
    2024 California Science Education Conference

    The California Science Education Conference is hosted and organized by the California Association of Science Educators (CASE). 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. The annual event takes place over 2 ½ days, Friday, 8:00 am - Sunday, 1:00 pm. More than 1,000 science educators from around the state are expected to attend this year's conference. The CASE Conference is well-known by science educators as the place to make connections, generate new ideas, energize their teaching, and learn, and grow as professionals.

    This year, the California Science Education Conference will return to the Safe Credit Union Convention Center on November 8-10 in Sacramento, California.

  • November 14–16, 2024
    Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers (CAST) 2024

    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 San Antonio Convention Center in Dallas on November 14  16, 2024.