NCSS Annual Conference

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94th NCSS Annual Conference
November 21-23, 2014
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street

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!

Conference Updates

Conference registration is now open

Registration for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston is now open. Click here to start.

We hope to see you in Boston!


A message from Boston Public Schools concerning its History and Social Studies Department

John McDonough, Interim Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, issued a statement regarding the rumors that BPS was eliminating its History and Social Studies Department. You can read the statement here.

NCSS is very pleased and excited to have the 94th Annual Conference in Boston in November.


Reserve your exhibit booth now!

Join us in Boston for the nation's largest exhibition of social studies resources. Exhibit booth sales have now begun, with a range of rates and options designed to suit every budget. We offer many opportunities to maximize your presence, including exhibitor sessions in meeting rooms and several advertising options.

Don't delay. Last year's exhibit hall sold out, and we're expecting an even larger turnout in Boston. For all of the details, click here.


Reserve your hotel room now for Boston

The Boston Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2014 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at the four closest hotels to the Hynes Convention Center, offering special discounted rates.

Plus, you will be entered to win a number of prizes, including free nights, upgrades and gift cards.

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

For all of the details, go to


Henry Louis Gates, Jose Antonio Vargas among confirmed speakers

Get an early look at the first confirmed speakers for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference. Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and historians Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Eric Foner headline the notable list of conference speakers. In addition, filmmaker Ken Burns will engage in a conversation about his work as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Click here to see the full list, and check back for updates as more names are added.


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

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