94th NCSS Annual Conference

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Boston's rich history and vibrant neighborhoods come alive at the 94th NCSS Annual Conference. Join NCSS in its first return to New England in more than 30 years for the world's largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference. Attend the 94th NCSS Annual Conference to gain new ideas, resources, and skills as the conference engages you in rich and varied learning opportunities. Join more than 3,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world in historic Boston, to share the most current knowledge, ideas, and research, and expertise in social studies education. You'll have a wicked good time!

November 21-23, 2014
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

Conference Updates

Schedule Change: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas, who was scheduled to speak on Friday, November 21 at 11:15AM, will now be speaking on Saturday, November 22 at 10:10AM in Ballroom AB.


Schedule Change: Caryl Stern

Caryl Stern's speaking time on Saturday, November 22, which had been 10:10 a.m., is now speaking at 9:05 a.m. in Ballroom AB.


Vargas to Receive NCSS Spirit of America Award

Silver Spring, Md., Nov. 17, 2014 – Filmmaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Undocumented American and Immigration Reform Advocate Jose Antonio Vargas has been selected to receive the Spirit of America Award at the 94th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in Boston, MA, November 21-23. Vargas will be presented with a $1,000 honorarium and a commemorative gift in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the “spirit of American Democracy.”   --> read more »


NCSS Annual Conference Media Registration

National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to provide a complimentary registration to its annual conference to credentialed members of the media covering the conference for print and/or electronic publication, or an on-air broadcasting group.

To obtain a complimentary media registration please download this form, complete the information requested, and print out to bring with you to the NCSS Conference.

When you arrive at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center   --> read more »


More hotel rooms just added

Due to overwhelming demand for hotels in Boston, we have added more rooms and a new hotel option, with rates starting at $199 per night. Click here for all the details and make your reservation now!


Browse the 2014 Conference sessions

The full list of conference sessions is now available. Review all of the offerings, sort by grade level and subject, and start to build your conference schedule. We apologize for the technical issues that delayed the posting of this information, but you can now see them all here.

Share your planned schedule with your supervisor to demonstrate the professional development value of attending the nation's largest social studies conference.   --> read more »


Henry Louis Gates unable to speak at conference

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has canceled his scheduled speaking engagement on Friday, November 21 at the NCSS Annual Conference. Dr. Gates will be traveling abroad on behalf of Harvard University, though he will appear on Thursday, November 20 as part of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) annual meeting.

Jose Antonio Vargas will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday at 11:15AM.

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