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Annual Conference

December 2, 2016 to December 4, 2016

Sharpen your skills, gain new techniques, and achieve your professional goals at the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference. 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Registration for the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington is now open. Click here to start.

We hope to see you in Washington!

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

Get an early look at the first confirmed speakers for the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference. Representative John Lewis, attorney and author Bryan Stevenson, Little Rock Nine veteran Terrence Roberts, and columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson headline the notable list of conference speakers. Click here to see the full list, and check back for updates as more names are added.

The Washington Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2016 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at several hotels in downtown Washington, all very close to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, offering special discounted rates.

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

For all of the details, go to

The Call for Proposals for the 2016 Annual Conference is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted one of the more than 1200 proposals.

Notifications will go out to all primary presenters by the end of May. Please be sure to check your email and your spam box for notification from NCSS.

Submit a Proposal to Present at the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference

Join your social studies colleagues from around the US and the world
in Washington, DC, next December!

Theme: Civic Learning and Cultural Inquiry in a Changing World


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.

Browse the Guidebook and program below:

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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