Annual Conference

Committee and Governance Meetings

Committee and Governance Meetings at the NCSS Annual Conference   --> read more »


Onsite Information

Onsite information for NCSS Annual Conference   --> read more »


2014 Conference Session Schedule

<!-- Following is a preliminary list of sessions, workshops and poster presentations that have been accepted for the 2014 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 21 and Saturday, November 22. Workshops will be held Sunday, November 23. The list of pre-conference clinics, offered on Thursday, November 20, can be found here  --> read more »


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.   --> read more »


Literacy/ELA Common Core Sessions at 2012 NCSS Annual Conference

Social studies and literacy are mutually inclusive. The ability to understand vocabulary and concepts is an essential part of the social studies, and social studies offers many rich topics to use to teach literacy skills.   --> read more »


NCSS Conference Registration Scholarships for First-Time Attendees

National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional growth of social studies teachers, and to the outcomes in the classrooms in which they teach. This is especially true for early career teachers.   --> read more »


AP Workshops


p>These College Board AP® Workshops will focus on providing both new and experienced AP teachers with in-depth explorations of specific AP course topics. For NCSS the workshops offer instructional activities designed to increase student engagement with AP courses. Pre-AP workshops are designed to help teachers and school administrators better understand specific instructional strategies that will support student success in college-level courses such as AP. All AP and Pre-AP workshops are presented by certified AP consultants.   --> read more »


Finding Support to Attend

The 94th NCSS Annual Conference will provide the most comprehensive professional development available, an investment in your career well worth the time and expense, but we know that school money is very tight. NCSS strives to make our professional development opportunities not only the best and most comprehensive, but also the most cost effective. We have suggestions on where to look for financial support to attend, and ways to save:

Funding Suggestions


2013 Hotel Contest

Make your reservation now at any of the four NCSS St. Louis hotels during the NCSS Annual Conference and you will be eligible to win a free night, upgrade, or American Express gift card!


Reserve your room early to increase your chances of winning. The number of entries each guest receives matches the number of weeks between when the reservation is made and when the drawing takes place. For example, reserve six weeks before a drawing and your name will be entered into the drawing six times.   --> read more »


Grand Hyatt Contest

Book your room at the Hyatt and win airline tickets, complimentary conference registration, free stays, and more!

Reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt Washington and you could win free conference registration, free nights or upgrades, an iPad2, or the grand prize of two United Airlines certificates (must be used by December 15).   --> read more »

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