Announcements for Annual Conference


Upcoming Conferences

Date: October 4-6, 2024
Theme: Embracing the Edge: Cultivating Wonder, Fostering Fearlessness, and Daring Vulnerability in Science Education

Our conference this year will be held at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, MS. Join us on Friday evening for a welcome social, where we will have an opportunity to reconnect and meet community members engaged in science education under the beautiful live oaks on the front lawn of the campus. Our conference presentations will take place on Saturday, and we will have an opportunity for networking events on Sunday.

Timeline and Format

As in previous years, the SASTE 2024 meeting will be hybrid. However, the MS Gulf Coast offers a variety of different cultural, environmental, and social experiences that you won’t want to miss! Plus, the annual Cruisin’ the Coast event begins October 6, so if you love antique, classic, and hot rod vehicles (as well as many other unique and vintage cars), you will likely see your fill as cruisers come in early to prepare for the event.
When choosing your participation format, please consider the following:
● Choosing the hybrid format is a risk individuals take. SASTE will not provide a refund if the internet connection is interrupted.
● Conference fees will be the same for virtual and in-person attendees to support increased technology needs for the hybrid model.
● Virtual presentations will ONLY be available for live synchronous presentations. We will not accept or allow pre-recorded video presentations.

Travel and Accommodations

Rooms have been blocked for two nearby hotels for October 2-7, 2024, and we encourage you to make reservations soon, as they will fill up quickly. Both beachfront properties have free WiFi, parking, and a breakfast buffet.
● The Inn at Long Beach is 1.4 miles from campus and has rooms blocked for $124 + tax. To make your reservation at this hotel using our conference room rate, call the hotel at 228-864-5440 and ask for the USM Conference group rate.
● The Holiday Inn Express Gulfport Beach is 1.7 miles from campus and has rooms blocked for $189/night + tax. Use this link to make your reservation at this hotel using our conference room rate.

Submit a Proposal

I invite you all to submit proposals for the work that you’d like to share at this meeting! Proposal types include traditional papers, works in progress, or “advice from the trenches,” and formats include poster presentations, traditional in-person presentations, and virtual presentations via videoconferencing. Submit proposals here, due August 15, 2024. You should be notified regarding acceptance by the end of August.

Elections for SASTE

During the 2024 regional meeting, an election for a new ASTE Representative, President-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer will be held. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominees must be current members of SASTE. Regional election nominations can be submitted using this form. Elections are closed for 2023.

Election and Award Information

Elections: Submit nominations by
During the 2023 regional meeting, an election for a new President-Elect will be held. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominees must be current members of SASTE. Information about the duties of SASTE officers can be found on the SASTE bylaws page.

Awards: Submit nominations by
SASTE offers several awards: John Shrum Award, Deborah Tippins Mentor Award, Rod Nave Award, Eddie Griffen Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Position Paper, and Outstanding Faculty Position Paper. Information about each award can be found on the SASTE Awards page.

Regional award nominations and election nominations can be submitted using this form.

Register for Annual Conference.


4 responses to “Announcements for Annual Conference”

  1. Annie Avatar
    Annie

    Is there a way to get on the SASTE email list to be updated with conference information?

    1. Stacey Britton Avatar
      Stacey Britton

      If you check out the bottom of the regional news page, you will see an email address to request an addition to the listserv. I have just updated the conference date and location 🙂

  2. Bryce Avatar
    Bryce

    Can you please share when proposal applicants will be notified of their status?

    1. Stacey Britton Avatar
      Stacey Britton

      I would anticipate by the end of August.

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