The ASTE Annual Meeting takes place in January of each year, and provides an opportunity for our membership to engage with current research, policy, and practice and to promote improvements in science teacher education.

Conference Strands

The ASTE conference is organized into thirteen ‘strands’. These include:

  • College and University Science Teaching
  • Policy and Reform
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
  • Preservice Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Professional Development
  • Informal Science Education
  • K12 Student Learning
  • Equity/Diversity
  • History and Nature of Science
  • STEM
  • Ethnoscience-Environmental Education
  • Educational Technology
  • History and Nature of Science

Conference Location

The location of the annual meeting depends upon proposals to host the conference submitted by the membership. The ASTE board will not pursue a location for the annual national conference in a state that legislates discrimination based on gender, disability, race, or sexual/gender orientation. In the case where a conference venue is already under contract prior to new discriminatory laws in that state, the ASTE board will work to address the impact of such discrimination on teaching and learning through purposeful selection of keynote speakers, special conference sessions and workshops.

Past & Future International Meetings

2022, Greenville, SC (January 5-8, 2022)
2021, Salt Lake City, UT (January 13-16, 2021)
2020, San Antonio, TX (January 9-11, 2020) (Program) (Abstracts) (conference evaluation)
2019, Savannah, GA (Program) (Abstracts)
2018, Baltimore, MD (Program) (Abstracts)
2017, Des Moines, IA (Program) (Abstracts)
2016, Reno, NV (Program) (Abstracts)
2015, Portland, OR (Program) (Abstracts)
2014, San Antonio, TX (Program) (Abstracts)
2013, Charleston, SC (Program)
2012, Clearwater Beach, FL (Program)
2011, Minneapolis, MN 
2010, Sacramento, CA
2009, Hartford, CT
2008, St. Louis, MO
2007, Clearwater Beach, FL
2006, Portland, OR
2005, Colorado Springs, CO
2004, Nashville, TN
2003, Saint Louis, MO
2002, Charlotte, NC
2001, Costa Mesa, CA
2000, Akron, OH
1999, Austin, TX
1998, Minneapolis, MN
1997, Cincinnati, OH
1996, Seattle, WA
1995, Charleston, WV
1994, El Paso, TX
1993, Charleston, SC

Regional Meetings

In addition, regions within our organization host regional conferences to provide members with opportunities to engage with colleagues throughout the year. Submit a Regional Meeting

2012 Northeast Region Meeting – October 24-26 at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, New York
2012 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting – September 28-29 at Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel in Pembroke, Virginia
2012 Southeast Region Meeting – October 13 at Macon State more details at
2012 Southwest Region Meeting – October 12-14 at Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas
2011 Northeast Region Meeting – October 26-28 at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, New York
2011 Southeast Region Meeting – October 14-15 at the University of Georgia
2011 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting – Spetember 30-October 1 at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, KY
2009 Southeastern Region Meeting –  October 9-10 at Kennesaw State University
2009 Northeastern Region Meeting –  October 22-24 at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
2009 Mid-Atlantic
Region Meeting –  September 18-19 at Shawnee Resort and Conference Center in Friendship, Ohio
2008 North Central Region Meeting – October 9-11, 2008, at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota
2008 Northeastern Region Meeting –  October 15-17 at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
2008 Southeastern Region Meeting – October 10-11 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC 
2008 South-West Region Meeting –
November 14-15 at the Courtyard Marriott in Irving, TX 
2008 Mid-Atlantic
Region Meeting –  September 12-13, 2008 at Lake Lure Inn & Spa, NC
2007 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting – September 13-15, 2007  in Hawk’s Nest State Park, WV
2007 North Central Region Meeting – October 11-13, 2007 in Madison, WI
2007 Northeastern Regionh Meeting –  October 18-19, 2007 at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst
2007 Southeastern Region Meeting – October 26–27, 2007 Valdosta, Georgia
2007 South-West Region Meeting -October 12-14, 2007 in Fort Worth, TX

Proceedings from past ASTE International meetings:
Available under the “publications” tab above