CONASTA 68 - Darwin, Northern Territory


Winter in the tropics? Come to CONASTA 68 in Darwin

We would like to invite you to participate in CONASTA 68, the annual science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2019 CONASTA will be hosted by the Science Teachers Association of the Northern Territory (STANT) and held at Darwin High School from 7-10 July.

The CONASTA 68 theme of 'Uncharted Territory: innovation in science education' has been chosen to inspire all educators to focus on the influence of science on our lives. CONASTA 68 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 STANT 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 Darwin in July 2019. 

Information for delegates

Early bird registration will open in mid March 2019. 

With more than 500 science educators expected to converge on Darwin High School, 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 post conference tours will be offered with information posted on the website. 

Want to attend CONASTA on a scholarship?

Applications for the Ruth Dirks ASTA Scholarship will open in April 2019.  All applicants will be advised of the outcome in mid May.

CONASTA registration will be 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 68. As a potential sponsor, trade exhibitor or supporter of CONASTA 68 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 now available for download (below) with further information on sponsorship packages and trade exhibition opportunities.

CONASTA 68 Prospectus
CONASTA 68 Prospectus


Dates to Remember

  • Submission for workshop abstracts closes on 2 December 2018

  • Earlybird  Registration  opens: March 16 2019

  • Earlybird Registration closes: 1 June

  • CONASTA 67 Conference dates: 7-10 July 2019


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


Further Information