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2017 CONFERENCE INFORMATION

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TSTA Welcomes Science Educators of Tennessee

2017 TSTA Conference and Professional Development Institute
November 9-11, 2017
Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

Theme: Transitioning to 3D learning: Connecting the vision of the K-12
Science Framework 
to TN Science Standards

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to network with approximately 500 science educators from all grade levels and science disciplines at elementary to University levels, who will attend and may present at the 2017 Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference and Professional Development Institute. Mark your calendar for November 9-11 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.    

   Awards luncheon   Networking

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY REGISTRATION AND SAVE!
$130 Early registration

Save when you register for the conference before October 25. Early registration includes Thursday reception, Friday sessions, one year membership with TSTA, Friday Awards luncheon, and Saturday morning sessions.  Early registration opens in late August.

Book a hotel room by October 18 to get a discount on lodging at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro. The hotel is offering a special rate of $155 if booked early. 

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

CONFERENCE HOTEL

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

NOV 9 Thursday Pre-conference workshops, am and pm sessions
  
 5 pm Registration opens
 6 - 8 pm Evening reception and opening of Exhibit Hall
  
NOV 10 Friday  
 8:15 to 5:15  Sessions all day
  Awards Luncheon
  Dinner on your own
 6 pm  Exhibit Hall closes
  
NOV 11 
Saturday
 Sessions in morning only 
 12:30  Conference closes


GUEST SPEAKERS

  • TDOE Science Coordinator Brian Caine
  • Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen

TIMELINE

August 31  Pre-Conference Workshop form due

August 31  Online registration opens

September 23 
Deadline for proposal forms to present a workshop or session at the conference during November 10-11. 

October 18  Last day to reserve a hotel room at the discounted TSTA rate

October 25
Last day for early registration discount

November 9
Pre-Conference workshops all day
Registration after 3 pm
Evening reception 6 to 8 pm

November 10
Workshops begin 8:15 am to 5:15 pm
Awards Luncheon
Exhibit Hall opens at 8:30 am
Exhibit Hall closes at 6:00 pm

November 11
Workshops only from 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
No exhibitors on Saturday


EMBASSY SUITES
1200 Conference Center Boulevard,
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Call (615) 890-4464, 1-888-EMBASSY, or go online to the special link for TSTA

HOTEL DISCOUNTED RATE OF

$155 PER NIGHT


HOW TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM

The link above is custom designed for anyone attending the TSTA conference. It will take you directly to a TSTA Conference special hotel site to receive the discount. When using this link, identify yoursel as an as attendee of TN Science Teachers Association and use the following code: TSC
To receive the special group rate guest room reservations must be confirmed by Wednesday, October 18, 2017.


Please note, there are a limited number of rooms with double beds – so make your reservations early! Remember, all rooms are suites with a sleeper sofa and refrigerator.
 


HOTEL INTERNET ACCESS
High speed Internet can be purchased by hotel guests for $10 per day. Guests are encouraged to bring their own personal hot-spot. Internet is free in the guest rooms and lobby, but it is not freely available in the session rooms.

Longer sessions are offered on Thursday November 9. Some workshops may have a fee. Participants must be registered with the conference to sign up for Thursday sessions. They fill quickly and all have limited space. 

Each participant will be checked in at these sessions and you must be registered in advance to attend. Be sure to have your badge or proof of payment. These sessions are only for conference attendees who have indicated during registration they will attend. It is at the presenters discretion if others are allowed. 

Documents

HOTEL FLOOR PLAN  See the floor plan of the host hotel Conference Center.

BECOME A PRESENTER Consider presenting a workshop at the conference. The deadline for submitting a form for conference sessions is September 23. The deadline for Pre-conference workshop submissions is August 31. 

SESSION DOCUMENTS

TSTA will post any documents shared by presenters on a MEMBERS ONLY special page after the conference. Anyone attending the conference will be a member and can access the shared information. 


TSTA EXHIBITS and conference REPRESENTATIVES

Contact Gant Patteson for questions about exhibits and sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Marjorie Rothschild for questions about Program Ads. 

Contact Barry Farris for questions about payment. 

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