Know Before You Go

SACNAS welcomes you to Portland, Oregon for our 2023 National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference.

As with all SACNAS events, NDiSTEM is a celebration of science, culture, and community, and we take great care to respect,  honor, and highlight the culture of our host location. 

NDiSTEM is returning to Portland and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome SACNISTAs from all over the country to visit Oregon and experience the culture, music, art, food, and science that already exists throughout the city.

NDiSTEM Conference 2023

Location: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Dates: October 26th-28th

What to Bring 

  • refillable waterbottle
  • Face masks if you choose to wear one
  • Valid Government issued ID or Driver's license
  • Your confirmation email, either on your phone or printed out in order to print your badge 


Conference-provided meals will be as follows for all attendees and Exhibitors with Full Conference access, lunch is not provided to Exhibitors with Expo Hall Only access. All other meals are on your own and concessions will be open at the Convention Center. 

  • Thursday Lunch (boxed) 
  • Friday Lunch (boxed) 
  • Saturday Lunch (boxed) 

Local SACNAS Chapters 

SACNAS chapters both student and professional, are a source of community that has generated a powerful peer network working to achieve the SACNAS mission at the local, regional, and national levels across the country. SACNAS is extremely proud to have chapters at: 

Oregon State University (Follow them on Instagram here!)

University of Oregon (Follow them on Instagram here!)

Oregon Health & Science University- Provisional (Follow them on Instagram here!)

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