OCTOBER 18 - 20, 2019 | San Jose, CA

Where California Science TK-12 Teachers Go for CA NGSS

The California Science Education Conference is your best source of information on implementing CA NGSS in your classroom.

The California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) hosts this conference to focus on what California science educators need to know to hone their craft, stay updated on standards, and apply best practices gleaned from experts throughout the state.

Join more than 2,000 educators who share your passion for science from Friday, October 18 at 8:00 am to Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 pm. You’ll make connections, gain new classroom ideas, and grow professionally.

You are invited to join us for the only conference dedicated to meeting the unique needs of California TK-12 Science teachers. Expect to gain practical skills to incorporate California Next Generation Science Standards into your curriculum.

Call for Proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals

Short Course & Workshop Proposals Closed: Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. We are currently in the process of reviewing proposals and we will send acceptance/decline notifications for workshops and short courses proposals on the following dates:

  • Proposal acceptance/decline notifications for short courses: March 29, 2019
  • Proposal acceptance/decline notifications for workshops: May 31, 2019

Exhibitor Workshop Proposals: Coming Soon! Check back in May 2019 for more information

Check out the schedule at a glance for information about the conference schedule. More information about conference events to follow as it becomes available

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Welcome Science Education Suppliers

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to reach approximately 1,800+ science educators, from all grade levels and science disciplines, K-University, who will attend the 2019 California Science Education Conference in San Jose. Many of the attendees are leaders at their schools and in their districts. Many make purchasing decisions or have influence in the purchasing process. Want to learn more about being an exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities? Contact Beth Bettencourt for more information

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Evaluation and Handouts for the 2018 California Science Education Conference

Please let us know how we did and submit your evaluation of the conference online.

Looking for handouts/slide deck from a workshop you attended? Check this list of sessions that have made that information available.

Save the Date!

The 2019 California Science Education Conference will held in San Jose on October 18-20. CSTA’s annual conference attracts more than 1,800 science educators every year. Attendees select from more than 250 events and more, including:

  • 90-minute workshops, 3-6 hour short courses, district-level science coach/TOSA pre-conference day, and several field courses.
  • Updates on the status of CA-NGSS curriculum materials, assessment and accountability.
  • Networking and social events.
  • Motivational speakers to gain practical advice on implementing NGSS.


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Upcoming Conferences

  • 2020 - Palm Springs, October 16-18

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