2020 NSTA Area Conference
"EnGULF Science Education"

November 19th-21st, 2020   
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

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Join LSTA in 2020 at the NSTA area conference in New orleans!

EnGULF Science Education

November 19th - 21st, 2020
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

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NSTA is currently accepting proposals for the New Orleans Area Conference: November 19–21, 2020 
To submit, please click here.  Also, please check out the submission guidelines below.

The theme for the 2020 Area Conference in New Orleans is EnGULF Science Education,” and the three conference strands are:

Sustaining the Big Blue Planet

Diving into Science Literacy

Immersing in 3-Dimensional Learning


Those interested in presenting at the conference can find information for each conference strand and the online submission form at: 

https://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions/meetingsacceptingabstracts.aspx


Conference Participation and Registration
All presenters and presiders at an NSTA conference must be registered.

New Guidelines for Session Proposals
In an effort to accommodate as many presenters as possible, NSTA is instituting these updated guidelines for proposing sessions.
Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in your proposal(s) being declined.

Active and Retired Teachers/Educators
Active and Retired Teachers/Educators (and co-presenters) are invited to submit up to a maximum of three (3) proposals
 for consideration. Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not offer any endorsements to specific products or services available on the market.

Nonprofit Organizations or Government Agencies
Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies are invited to submit up to a maximum of three (3) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on resources that are freely available and do not have any fee attached for participants to be able to fully utilize said resources.

Presentations focused on offering product(s) for sale, paid training or professional learning opportunities, supplements, or additional resources for a fee will need to be submitted as an Exhibitor Workshop.

Commercial Organizations
Commercial Organizations are invited to present via the Exhibitor Workshop option. To be eligible, companies must have an exhibit booth for the respective conference. Exhibitor workshops are guaranteed to be scheduled provided they meet acceptable standards of taste and NSTA Safety Guidelines. Fee Schedule, Key Dates, Submission Portal, and other important information are available on the Exhibitor Workshop page.

Science Consultants
Science Consultants are invited to submit up to a maximum of three (3) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not promote use of consultant’s service or any fee-based materials.

The deadline to submit proposals is January 15, 2020.  For more information, please visit “Planning for NSTA Conferences.”

Local Conference Committee Contacts

Conference Chair
Nathan Cotten
Terrebonne Parish School District

Program Chair
Patrice Mire
Retired

Local Arrangements Chair
Dr. Michelle Sanchez
Tulane University

2020 Conference Deadlines

January 15, 2020  Session proposal submission deadline
November 19-21, 2020NSTA Area Conference on Science Teaching

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