CONASTA 69 - Canberra, ACT

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Canberra is the place to reveal all things science...

We would like to invite you to participate in CONASTA 69, the annual science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2020 CONASTA will be hosted by the Science Educators Association of the ACT (SEA*ACT) and held at the ANU from 5-8 July.
The CONASTA 69 theme of 'Science Revealed' has been chosen to showcase all that Canberra has to offer as a science City.
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 SEA*ACT 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.
Watch our promotional video for reasons to attend CONASTA in Canberra in July 2020.


Information for delegates

With more than 500 science educators expected to converge on Canberra, this conference is a must-see for all teachers and laboratory technicians interested in their professional learning.  An incredible program of workshops, offsite tours, social functions and post conference tours is being put together with more information coming soon.

The website will provide information on accommodation and a link to book your accommodation.  Some amazing pre and post conference tours will be offered with information posted on the website.



The Australian Science Teachers Association and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) are delighted to announce a joint collaboration to raise the profile of STEM within their teaching communities. As part of CONASTA 69, a STEM day has been planed for Tuesday 7 July 2020. 

Please see tab at bottom of page for further information

Professional Learning Program - Submission for workshop abstracts now open

The professional learning program includes several keynote plenary sessions plus the prestigous Stanhope Oration, a wide selection of on-site workshops, seminars and expert presentations, and optional off-site workshops on Monday afternoon. The keynote sessions promote the excellence of Australian and international scientific and educational research, and will feature some of Australia's most prestigious scientists.

If you have ever wanted to present a workshop at a national science educators conference, now is your opportunity. This is your chance to share your practice with more than 400 of your peers, including: 

  • early childhood teachers, primary teachers, secondary teachers, pre-service teachers 
  • science and science education lecturers 
  • education and curriculum consultants 
  • laboratory managers and technicians 
  • science and education researchers

 The onsite workshop program covers a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:       

  • primary and secondary science education 
  • laboratory technician skills and practices 
  • new science and science education research 
  • curriculum implementation and support 
  • teaching resources and innovations

Please follow the link below to submit an abstract for an onsite workshop. 
CONASTA 69 - Presenters Portal

Abstract submissions for workshops will close on 6 December 2019, so don't delay.

Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors 

An invitation to all sponsors and exhibitors is extended to participate in CONASTA 69. As a potential sponsor, trade exhibitor or supporter of CONASTA 69 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 will be available soon for download with further information on sponsorship packages and trade exhibition opportunities.



Dates to Remember

  • Submission for workshop abstracts now open 

  • Abstract submissions close 6 December 2019
  • Earlybird  Registration  opens: March 2020

  • Earlybird Registration closes: 31 May 2020

  • CONASTA 68 Conference dates: 5-8 July 2020


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


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