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25th Annual Science in the South Conference 

Happening virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021. 

The conference theme for the virtual 2021 conference is Metamorphosis. A focus on how educators have sucessfully transformed in person teaching to virutal instruction. 

Join K-12 educators from across Illinois to build your teaching skills, expand your content knowledge, and network with other teachers to exchange ideas. Whether you are a first-year teacher looking for new ideas or a veteran teacher looking for ways to energize your classroom, Science in the South offers a variety of workshops, labs and resources. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk away with ready-to-use, hands-on activities and lesson plans for all grade levels!


Call for Presentations:  K-12 educators are encouraged to bring their best practice to engage other teachers from across Illinois. All educators are invited to present live, a lab or hybrid teaching method/techniques, on any science-related topics that would be of interest to K-12 science teachers.  Presenters will attend free of charge.  ISTA membership is an optional $25 fee.  You may fax or email a proposal form to 618-453-5680 or by March 1. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference committee for acceptance. 

Please review the NSTA Minimum Safety Guidelines.


Exhibitors will be provided four :15 minute time frame at the end of the virtual conference to ZOOM with attendees.  Exhibitors are to provide a logo (png, jpep or pdf file), email, phone number and any relevant information you wish to include.  Exhibitor’s logos and contact information will be posted on the Science in the South website and highlighted before the start and during breaks.  A ZOOM link will be established for each vendor to meet with attendees at the end of the event and during this time, exhibitors may provide a live chat session, share videos and/or products.  Exhibitors may also choose to provide a giveaway or prize as an incentive for attendees to join their session. In addition, exhibitors may donate an item for a drawing to be held during the event. Attendees will have the option to join exhibitor sessions but it will not be required.  Exhibitor fees are $100.



PDHs:  Earn up to 4.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for participating in Thursday's session.

Conference Schedule:

This will be an afternoon event, more details coming soon.