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2016 Advanced Registration Closed - Register On-Site!

Register On-Site at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Advanced registration for the 2016 California Science Education Conference is now closed. Please plan to register when you arrive at the conference. Arrive ready with your registration form already completed and save time when you arrive!

Registration will be located in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA. Click here for directions and maps.

On-Site Registration Desk Hours

Thursday, October 20, 2016: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 21, 2016: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:00 am - 5:45 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Exhibit Hall

Welcome Science Education Suppliers

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to reach approximately 1,500+ science educators, from all grade levels and science disciplines, K-University, who will attend the 2016 California Science Education Conference in Palm Springs. Many of the attendees are leaders at their schools and in their districts. Many make purchasing decisions or have influence in the purchasing process.

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Conference Schedule

On-line or On Your Device!

CSTA is pleased to offer conference participants multiple ways to access the conference schedule. View it here online, or download the conference app and start building your schedule!

The schedule is still being updated and expanded upon, so check back often for updates. App users will receive updates automatically.

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OCTOBER 21-23, 2016 | Palm Springs, CA
You're Invited - Register Today!

2016 will be an exciting year for science education in California. Implementation of the California NGSS will be in year three, the California Science Curriculum Framework will be released for a second public review and may even be adopted before the end of the year, components of the state's new accountability system will be on-line, and we will have a better idea of what to expect for science from our statewide assessment system.

The only conference in California that will have information about all of these components as well as offer high quality educational workshops and opportunities for networking with fellow educators to talk about how this translates into your local context is at the 2016 California Science Education Conference.

Attendees enjoy access to more than 200 90-minute workshops - providing you the extended time needed to dive deeper into topics; two top-notch keynote speakers sure to inspire and inform; and a half dozen focus speakers lecturing on topics that are at the cutting edge of science, STEM, and education. Option events include exciting field courses, in-depth 3-hour short courses, and fun and educational evening events designed to help attendees decompress after a long day of learning.

No other event will bring together this many California science educators in one location that is large enough to offer the diversity of programming our educators need, but also small enough to create an environment that allows for connections to be made, inspirations to be had, and moments to be shared.

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General Information

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Conference Schedule

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