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Advanced registration for the 2017 California Science Education Conference is now closed. Thank you to the more than 1,500 teachers who have pre-registered for the conference.

Don't worry - we still have room for you! CSTA accepts registration on-site. CSTA accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and approved purchase orders as forms of payment. Follow the link below for more information.

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Palm Springs is accessible by car, and plane.

By Car (approximate driving distances)

    • San Francisco: 486 miles
    • Sacramento: 490 miles
    • Monterey: 425 miles
    • San Luis Obispo: 307 miles
    • Fresno: 324 miles
    • Bakersfield: 217 miles
    • San Diego: 140 miles
    • Oceanside: 112 miles
    • Los Angeles: 107 miles
    • Riverside: 57 miles
    • Anaheim: 91 miles
    • Ontario: 74 miles

    Driving Directions


    Looking to carpool from home or the Sacramento airport? Post a notice on the discussion board on CSTA's page on Facebook .

    By Plane

    With 10 top airlines providing non-stop service from 18 cities, the Palm Springs International Airport connects to more than 500 destinations around the world.

    Additionally, there are four other major airports in Southern that offer convenient access to Greater Palm Springs:

    ONT: Ontario International Airport (1 hour 15 minute drive)
    SNA: John Wayne Airport – Orange County (1 hour 30 minute drive)
    LAX: Los Angeles International Airport (2 hour drive)
    SAN: San Diego International Airport [2 hour 15 minute drive]


    Previous Conferences

    Upcoming Conferences

    • 2018 - Pasadena, November 30 - December 2
    • 2019 - San Jose, October 18-20

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