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Conference Registration


Enjoy access to three premier social studies conferences under one roof!

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education invite you to attend the largest annual gathering of K-12 social studies classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, district and state social studies supervisors, international educators, and social studies discipline leaders. 

  • Attend over 600 sessions designed to increase your professional learning
  • Get the latest in social studies and geography education
  • Network with 4,000 colleagues
  • Gain valuable CEUs and college credit
  • Visit more than 175 exhibits highlighting the latest social studies products and services

All for one flat fee! 

Your registration provides access to three social studies conferences:

  • The NCSS 100th Annual Conference.
  • The NCGE 105th Annual Conference.
  • The National Law-Related Education Conference (American Bar Association-Division for Public Education).

Registration opens in May 2020!

2020 Conference Registration Rates


Advance Rates
through Nov. 27

On-Site Rates
Nov. 28-Dec. 6

Full Conference
NCSS or NCGE member $350 $450

Groups of 4 or more from the same school or district 

4 teachers for $1,100

or $275/registrant

Non-member $550 $650
Retired NCSS member $190 $225
Student member $155 $200
Student non-member $205 $255
Non-teaching spouse/partner $135 $175
One-Day Registration (Wed/Thu; Fri; or Sat)
NCSS or NCGE member $310 $375
Non-member $425 $500
Student member $109 $159
Student non-member $169 $209
Associated Group Meeting Registration*
NSSSA conference-NSSSA member $40 $40
NSSSA conference-Non-member $90 $90
CUFA conference $50 $50
International Assembly conference $35 $45

Registration Details

Member.  To qualify for NCSS or NCGE member prices, you must be a current NCSS or NCGE member and provide your member number. 

Join when you register and receive the special member rates, plus receive all the resources, information and support you need as a social studies educational professional.  For more information on becoming an NCSS member, click here.  For more information on NCGE membership, click here.

Student.  This rate is for full-time students who are not currently employed as professionals in the education field.

Retired member.  Retired professionals with a current NCSS retiree membership qualify for this rate.

Non-teaching spouse/partner.  This rate is for spouses, partners, and adult children (of NCSS or NCGE members) who are not currently employed as professionals in the education field. Spouse/partner registrations are valid for all sessions and speakers, exhibit hall, special events, and shuttle services.  Ticketed events (e.g., tours, receptions, clinics, associated group meetings) can be added to a spouse/partner registration.

All registration rates include complimentary 24/7, 365 access to the NCSS Live Learning Center, with synch-to-slide audio recordings of more than 30 of the highest-demand sessions from the conference.

Advance rates are for pre-conference registration only and are good through November 27, 2020.

*NSSSA, CUFA, and International Assembly registration rates are in addition to NCSS registration rates.  NSSSA, CUFA, and/or International Assembly attendees must register for both NCSS and the respective associated group meeting.

Group registrations
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