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Featured Speakers & Events

Keynote Speaker

Scott Kelly
Retired Astronaut and Retired U.S. Navy Captain, New York, NY

The Sky Is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space
Thursday, April 11
9:15–10:30 AM
Halls 1/2, America's Center

NSTA wishes to thank Knopf Doubleday and Random House Children’s Books for sponsoring this speaker.

Special Pre-Conference Evening Session with Theoretical Physicist, Sean M. Carroll

Sean M. Carroll
Research Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology

The Many Worlds of Quantum Mechanics
Wednesday, April 10
6:00–8:00 PM       
Ferrara Theatre, America's Center

NSTA wishes to thank Penguin Random House for sponsoring this speaker.
 

Featured Speakers, Presentations & Events - Thursday, April 11

 
Joseph Davis
Superintendent, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Hazelwood, MO
Tiffany Besse
Chief Academic Officer, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Hazelwood MO

Strand Featured Presentation: Equity: The Power of Understanding the Impacts of Equity and Science Instruction
3:30–4:30 PM
Room 274, America's Center
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

INVENTING TOMORROW
Thursday, April 11
6:00–8:30 PM
Ferrara Theatre, America's Center

The event is free but tickets are required.  Click here to reserve your seat.

NSTA wishes to thank HHMI Tangled Bank Studios for sponsoring this event.


Featured Speakers, Presentations & Events - Friday, April 12
 
Cary Sneider
Visiting Scholar, Portland State University

Robert H. Carleton Lecture:
Connecting the Dots: The Critical Role of Crosscutting Concepts
Friday, April 12
9:30–10:30 AM       
Room 274, America's Center
 
Paul Andersen
Educational Consultant and YouTube Creator, Bozeman, MT

Featured Presentation:
Unlocking the Power of the NGSS
Friday, April 12
11:00 AM–12 Noon      
Room 274, America's Center
 
Theresa Damiani
Chief of the Spatial Reference System Division at NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Silver Spring, MD

AGU-NESTA Sponsored Lecture:
Finding Our Way: The Science Behind Today's GPS Revolution
Friday, April 12
2:00–3:00 PM     
Ferrara Theatre, America's Center

NSTA wishes to thank American Geophysical Union and The National Earth Science Teachers Association for sponsoring this speaker.
 
Leslie Cook
Senior Director, Teacher Learning Center, Teton Science Schools, Jackson, WY
Kevin Krasnow
Graduate Faculty and Research Specialist, Teton Science Schools, Jackson, WY
Joe Petrick
Vice President of Field Education, Teton Science Schools, Jackson, WY

Featured Presentation: Place-Based Phenomena for Extraordinary Learning
Friday, April 12
3:30–4:30 PM     
Room 274, America's Center
Featured Speakers, Presentations & Events - Saturday, April 13
 
Nalini Nadkarni
Professor of Biology, The University of Utah

The Fred Kavli Keynote:
Tapestry Thinking: Weaving Diverse Threads of Science and Society
Saturday, April 13
8:00–9:00 AM     
Room 276, America's Center

NSTA wishes to thank The Kavli Foundation for sponsoring this speaker

Michael Weiss
Nature Photographer and Photojournalist, Silver Spring, MD

Featured Presentation:
Exploring Nature's Beauty and Teachings
Saturday, April 13
11:00 AM–12 Noon      
Room 274, America's Center

Linda Froschauer
2006-2007 NSTA President, and 2009-2018 Field Editor, Science and Children, Pasadena, CA

Mary C. McCurdy Lecture:
Facing Challenges, Making Changes, Changing Lives
Saturday, April 13
12:30–1:30 PM     
Room 276, America's Center

Peter H. Raven
President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden and George Englemann Professor Emeritus of Botany at Washington University in St. Louis

Paul F-Brandwein Lecture:
Saving Life, Saving Ourselves
Saturday, April 13
12:30–1:30 PM     
Ferrara Theatre, America's Center

NSTA wishes to thank Brandwein Institute for sponsoring this speaker.

Kiana Frank
Assistant Professor, Pacific Bioscience Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Featured Presentation:
Hulahula and Learn Something...Expressing Science Through Culture and Dance
Saturday, April 13
2:00–3:00 PM     
Room 274, America's Center

Mary Whitehouse
Chair of the Association for Science Education and Honorary Fellow at the University of York Science Education Group, UK

NSTA/ASE Honors Exchange Lecture:
The Role of Assessment in Developing a New Science Curriculum
Saturday, April 13
2:00–3:00 PM     
Grand Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency Hotel

NSTA wishes to thank The Association for Science Education (ASE) for sponsoring this speaker.


 


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