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About the 2020 California Science Education Conference
The California Science Education Conference is hosted and organized by the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA). The annual event takes place over 2 ½ days, Friday, 8:00am through Sunday, 1:00pm. The CSTA 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.

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. Educators 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. in addition, the conference is designed to provide multiple networking opportunities. Conference attendees leave armed with new ideas, new contacts, new resources, and refreshed and motivated to continue implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards in their classrooms and districts.

Who Should Attend?
Classroom science teachers (Pre-K-12) science specialists, science coaches, district and county science coordinators, home school educators, preservice science teachers, university and college science teacher educators, and informal science educators.

Conference Location
The conference will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262

What Is Included with Your Conference Registration?
Full conference registration includes access to all workshop and exhibitor workshop sessions (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, more than 150 in total), two general sessions (one on Friday morning and one on Sunday morning), admittance to the exhibit hall (open Friday and Saturday), and several focus speakers (Friday and Saturday).

Weekend only registration includes admittance to the events listed above that take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticketed Events
For an additional fee registrants may purchase tickets for fun and educational evening events, short courses, field courses, and the awards function. Weekend only registrants may only purchase tickets for events on Saturday and Sunday.

On-Site Registration and Badge Pick-Up

Registration, located at the Palm Springs Convention Center will be open during the following hours:
Thursday, October 16, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, October 17, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 18, 7:00 am – 5:45 pm
Sunday, October 19, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
(subject to change)


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