Conferences and Events

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

National Conferences

  • 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. For more information and to register, visit the ACS website

    Teachers are invited to a special Q&A session with Carolyn Bertozzi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Registration is limited! 

  • 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 15, 2023
    Region 4 STEAM Academy

    Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. This conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners. Join educators in Texas from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on June 15, 2023. Venue location to be announced. 

  • 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.

  • August 1–2, 2023
    2023 New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) Annual Conference

    NEACT is pleased to announce that the 2023 Summer Conference will be held at Fitchburg State University on August 1 – 2, 2023. This year's theme is "Engaging Chemistry: Hands on, minds on!" More details to follow.

  • August 3–4, 2023
    Idaho Science Teachers Association (ISTA) Annual Conference 2023

    Help your students ignite their learning in STEM by attending the 2023 "Oh The Places I'll Go" Conference on August 3  4, 2023 in Boise. This conference is offered in person and attendees can earn professional development credit through Idaho State University.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

    Look out for more details coming soon.

  • 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.