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Annual Conference

Tips for Attendees

We are excited that you will be joining us at your first NCSS Annual Conference in San Francisco! Now that you've registered, you may be wondering what to expect. As a conference attendee, you'll experience informative professional development sessions, amazing exhibits, and the best networking with like-minded educators. The tips below will help you have an engaging and enjoyable conference experience.

Sponsorship Opportunities

NCSS invites you, a leading education supplier, to collaborate and discover a truly unique opportunity for repeated exposure to thousands of educators. Sponsor an event or service at the 96th NCSS Annual Conference to stand out from the crowd and gain additional visibility and exposure. Custom sponsorships are available upon request. Contact Hallie Brown at 202-367-2475 for more information and to get started! **Sponsorship Benefits**

Schedule At-A-Glance

(subject to change)

Tuesday, November 14

Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) Annual Meeting—Marriott Marquis San Francisco

Wednesday, November 15

Community Meetings

Communities are formal subgroups within NCSS bringing together educators with common interests. Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to attend any and all community meetings of interest to them.

The Community meetings listed are all that are currently confirmed. Additional community meetings will be added once days and times are set. If you don't see your community listed, check back for updates.

Conference Program Information

The 97th NCSS Annual Conference is your opportunity to rejuvenate your teaching strategies and collaborate with some of the leaders in social studies education.  When you attend the conference, you will

Travel Information


We have great rates at the nine NCSS San Francisco hotels, all within a few blocks of Moscone West, and well below current market rates for San Francisco hotels.  Book your room now!  Once these room blocks fill up, any additional hotels are likely to be much more expensive.

Reserve your room

Do not contact the hotels directly. These rates are available only to NCSS attendees booking through the NCSS website.

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2017 NCSS Annual Conference in San Francisco will open in mid-June.  Registration rates will be posted here after the NCSS Board of Directors approves the operating budget for FY18, in early June.

If you are budgeting now for the conference, or submitting a grant to attend, please contact the NCSS Meetings Department.  We can give you an estimate.

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NCSS Annual Conference Podcasts

Thanks to the generosity of ABC-CLIO and the University of South Florida College of Education, NCSS is pleased to announce that podcasts of selected keynote and featured sessions from the 2007 NCSS Annual Conference are available for download from iTunes U.


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