NCSS Annual Conference
Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO
Meet us in St. Louis this fall for the world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference, the 93rd NCSS Annual Conference. With the theme Gateway to the Core of Learning, the conference will feature many sessions designed to help districts, schools, and teachers integrate common core literacy standards into social studies classrooms, and highlight ways to work with other academic disciplines to incorporate the standards. The conference will also include more than 400 sessions and speakers covering the breadth of social studies subjects across all grade levels. For every social studies educator working with common core, literacy, and social studies standards, the 2013 NCSS Annual Conference is the place to be!
Notifications have been sent this week for all proposals for the 2013 conference. The messages were sent in each case to the person listed as the primary presenter. If you are the primary presenter and haven't seen a message, please check your spam filter. If you are not the primary presenter, please check with the primary presenter about whether your proposal was accepted.
Thank you to everyone who submitted the more than 900 proposals. We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!
Thanks to our friends at the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, you can now take a virtual tour of America's Center, including meeting rooms, the exhibit hall, public areas, ballroom, and the ballroom prefunction space, where poster presentations will be. You can also see the area immediately around the Center, including the Renaissance Grand Hotel across Washington Avenue.
This is a great resource, whether you are a presenter, exhibitor, or attendee to the conference. Click here to get started.
Civil Rights veteran and U.S. Representative John Lewis will serve as the closing keynote speaker at the NCSS Annual Conference, at 10:15AM on Sunday, November 24. Rep. Lewis, veteran of the Freedom Rides, 1963 March on Washington, and "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama in 1965, is eager to reach a new generation of Americans with the story of his role in the Civil Rights Movement through his autobiographical three-volume, nonfiction graphic book project, March. --> read more »
The St. Louis Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2013 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at the four closest hotels to the Cervantes Convention Center, offering the lowest rates in eight years, starting at $128/night.
Plus, you will be entered to win a number of prizes, including free nights, upgrades and gift cards. --> read more »
Get an early look at the first confirmed speakers for the 2013 NCSS Annual Conference. Historians Taylor Branch, author of the definitive, three-book biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Joy Hakim, author of the 10-volume The History of Us are among the notable list of conference speakers. --> read more »
Video of the naturalization ceremony for 20 new American citizens and the citizenship panel that followed with Sandra Day O'Connor, Gerda Weissmann Klein, and Eric Liu on November 17 at the 92nd NCSS Annual Conference, is now available for viewing through TVW. --> read more »
Do you have funds for the current school year you want to apply toward the registration fee for 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.