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2015 NCSS Conference Program Guidebook

The 2015 NCSS Program Guidebook is here.

Download the free 2015 NCSS Conference Guidebook to your mobile device and carry the program in your pocket. Set your schedule, plan your visit to the exhibit hall, get the latest updates, and connect with friends on social media, all in the palm of your hands. LearnMore.

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Conference Sessions

Following is a preliminary schedule of sessions, workshops and poster presentations that have been accepted for the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference. This list is subject to change. A finalized, printed program, including rooms and times, will be available at the conference. Sessions and poster presentations are held on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. Workshops will be held Sunday, November 15.

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On-Site Conference Services

NCSS Registration Hours

L Street Bridge, Second Level, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday, Dec. 2, 6:30AM-5:30PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:00AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Dec. 4, 7:00-10:00AM

Name Badges

All conference participants must register, including chairs, presenters, exhibitors, and committee members. Badges must be worn at all times to gain access to conference sessions, exhibits, and events.

Tips for Attendees

We are excited that you will be joining us at your first NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, DC! Now that you've registered, you may be wondering what to expect. As a conference attendee, you'll experience informative professional development sessions, amazing exhibits, and the best networking with like-minded educators. The tips below will help you have an engaging and enjoyable conference experience.

College credit available at Annual Conference

NCSS conference attendees have two options for earning graduate credit. One graduate-level semester credit is available through Adams State College. Applicants must attend at least 15 hours of sessions, workshops, and speakers, and keep a log of everything attended. The credit requires a short paper or lesson plan incorporating information learned at the conference. Download the program description. The fee is $65.

Friday, November 12 Sessions

Friday, November 12, 2010
9.00 AM - 10.00 AM
  • Promoting Personal Finance and Fiscal Responsibility in the Secondary Classroom


Schedule At-A-Glance

(subject to change)

Tuesday, November 29

Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) Annual Meeting—Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Wednesday, November 30

Community Meetings

Communities are formal subgroups within NCSS bringing together educators with common interests. Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to attend any and all community meetings of interest to them.

The Community meetings listed are all that are currently confirmed. Additional community meetings will be added once days and times are set. If you don't see your community listed, check back for updates.

Conference Sponsors


Thank You, NCSS Conference Sponsors!




Conference Program Information

The 96th NCSS Annual Conference is your opportunity to rejuvenate your teaching strategies and collaborate with some of the leaders in social studies education.  When you attend the conference, you will


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