CONASTA 67 - Sydney, New South Wales

We would like to invite you to participate in CONASTA 67, the annual science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2018 CONASTA will be hosted by the Science Teachers Association of New South Wales (STANSW) and held at the University of Sydney from 8-11 July.

The CONASTA 67 theme of 'Spotlight on our future' has been chosen to inspire all educators to focus on the influence of science on our lives. CONASTA 67 will celebrate the successes of science, particularly Australian science, and will explore the vital role of science in our future.

As the major science education event in Australia, CONASTA has a strong reputation for offering high quality and stimulating professional learning experiences for science teachers, school laboratory technicians/managers and others with an interest in science education. Our delegates include representatives from all Australian states and territories, government and non-government schools, all years of schooling and from metropolitan, rural and remote locations.

ASTA and STANSW are committed to delivering a conference that meets the essential need for engagement, professional development and support amongst science teacher and laboratory technician communities. The vital role of Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) in Australia's future is unquestionable, and the foundation of STEM excellence rests with Australia's STEM educators. 


Call for workshop abstracts - NOW OPEN (15/12/2017 14:08 AEDT - The portal for the submission of abstracts is now working. Abstract submission will be extended to COB (AEDT) Monday 18 December 2017)

If you have ever wanted to present a workshop at a national conference to your peers, now is the time to apply. Call for abstracts is open till 15 December. 

Workshops are presented by teachers, researchers and science professionals, and cover a broad range of topics including primary and secondary science education; laboratory technician skills and practices; new science and science education research; curriculum implementation and support; and teaching resources and innovations. 

To submit an abstract for CONASTA 67, please click HERE.


Want to attend CONASTA on a scholarship?

Applications for the Ruth Dirks ASTA Scholarship will open in April 2018.  All applicants will be advised of the outcome in mid May.

CONASTA registration and attendance at the Conference Banquet completely covered. Are you eligible?

For more information click here.


Information for sponsors and exhibitors 

An invitation to all sponsors and exhibitors is extended to participate in CONASTA 67. As a potential sponsor, trade exhibitor or supporter of CONASTA 67 you have a unique opportunity to reach a local, national and international audience of science educators to promote your product(s) and/or service(s). There are a range of sponsor, advertising and exhibition options for you to consider. The Conference Organiser would be pleased to tailor any package to suit your specific marketing or promotional objectives.

A Prospectus is available below for download with further information on sponsorship packages and trade exhibition opportunities.

Information for delegates

Registration will open for all delegates in March 2018. Get in before 31 May to receive the early bird price. There will be a link on this page to the conference website. The website will provide information on accommodation and a link to book your accommodation. Pre and post conference tours will also be available. 



Dates to Remember

  • Abstracts for workshops close on 15 December 2017

  • Earlybird Registration opens: March 2018

  • Earlybird Registration closes: 8 June

  • CONASTA 67 Conference dates: 8-11 July 2018



Please contact the ASTA office on 02 6282 9377 or [email protected] for any enquiries.


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