Annual Conference

Confirmed speakers announced for conference

Terrence Roberts, Kara Cooney, Rick Steves, and a special joint appearance by Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte are just some of the confirmed speakers for the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference in November. To see the full lineup to date, click here.

More speakers will be added, so be sure to check back frequently.


Now accepting deposits for 2015 Annual Conference

Do you have funds for the current school year you want to apply toward the registration fee for the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans in November? We can take a deposit now and invoice for the difference once our registration rates are set in early June. Click here to request details.


Reserve your hotel room now for New Orleans

The New Orleans Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2015 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at ten hotels in the Warehouse/Arts District, all convenient to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, offering special discounted rates.

The NCSS hotels have sold out each of the past five years, so don't delay in making your reservation.

For all of the details, go to


2015 Call for Proposals now closed

The Call for Proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted one of the more than 1100 proposals,

If you need to edit a submitted proposal, you can do so until the end of this week. Click here to access the proposal system. Scroll down and click on "Edit Proposal." You'll need your proposal ID number and password.

Notifications will go out to all primary presenters by the end of May. Please be sure to check your email and your spam box for notification from NCSS.


Watch the 2014 conference keynote sessions

Want to experience or relive some of the highlights of the 2014 annual conference in Boston? Video of the keynote sessions, Jose Antonio Vargas, Nicholas Kristof, and Ken Burns, is now available for viewing. Click here to start watching.


Jose Antonio Vargas


Special Features for Retired Teachers

Retired from the classroom? The 2014 NCSS Annual Conference still has lots to offer to retired and soon-to-be-retired social studies teachers, including a discounted registration rate for retired NCSS members Here is a small sample of the offerings specifically designed for those making or about to make the transition from the classroom.



Vital Issue Session


Free offers for NCSS conference attendees

Take advantage of these great FREE or discounted offers for attendees of the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

It's art. It's history. It's revolutionary.

And it's FREE for NCSS attendees during the 2014 Annual Conference. Simply show your name badge and picture ID at any ticket desk.

The Museum of Fine Arts is just a short T ride from the Hynes Convention Center. Go to

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

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