NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

The 2018 conference app is now available online or through the conference app via Apple and Android Market App Stores. (Download the CrowdCompass Attendee hub app, then search "California Science Education Conference" to download the event.)

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On-Site Registrations Only!

Bring your registration form to the conference, along with your form of payment, to registration desk at the Pasadena Convention Center to register and attend.

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Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pre-Conference Event Registration

Badge pick up for the Onward: A Pre-Conference Event and Climate Summit Pre-Conference Day will be at the Hilton Pasadena Hotel.

Hilton Pasadena Hotel
168 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-1000


The CSTA board of directors and staff extend our condolences and desires for safety to those who are impacted by the fires ravaging our state. If you are concerned about your upcoming participation in the 2018 California Science Education Conference, please do not worry. CSTA will be honoring any and all requests for refunds and cancellation for those whose participation is impeded by disasters such as the current wildfires, any that may occur between now and then, or be ongoing at the time of the conference at the end of the month. If you require assistance with your registration, please contact us at registration@cascience.org or 916-979-7004. For hotel cancellations, at this time, a seven-day advance cancellation policy still applies. For assistance with your hotel arrangements, please contact info@ConferenceHousing.com or call 877-385-9595.

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.

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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, November 30 at 8:00 am to Sunday, December 2 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.

Registration Details

On-Site Registration and Badge Pick-Up

Registration, located at the Pasadena Convention Center, will be open during the following hours:

  • Thursday, November 29, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Pick up your badge on Thursday to avoid the rush Friday morning)
  • Friday, November 30, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 7:00 am – 5:45 pm
  • Sunday, December 2, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Events & Workshops

Keynote Speakers

Professor Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University
Dr. V. Ram Ramanathan, Professor, Climate Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
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Focus Speakers

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Pre-Conference Events

Climate Summit

TOSAs & Science Coaches

Welcome Science Education Suppliers

CSTA is now accepting booth reservations for the 2018 Conference!

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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 2018 California Science Education Conference in Pasadena. 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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