Virginia Association of Science Teachers

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  • 11/14/2019
  • 11/16/2019
  • The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24016


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Regular registration to the VAST PDI conference.
  • Can't stay the whole time? No problem! This offer allows for a one-day conference attendee on Saturday, November 16th 2019.
  • Concurrent Session Presenter registration is available until September 6th, 2019.
  • Register as a Commercial Exhibitor to reserve a booth at our PDI!
  • Registration for exhibitor booth for entire conference. Includes a one-year membership to VAST. Organization must be a registered non-profit organization.
  • Conference registration for full-time student attendees and concurrent session presenters.


The 2019 VAST Professional Institute will focus on the theme:  STEM Starts with Science.  We will be examining the role of science in the United States and in public education and sharing ways to make your classroom science become more engaging and motivating.  We will also examine the connections between science and engineering, technology, and mathematics and how to strengthen those connections in our classrooms.  We will also be preparing teachers to engage with the new 2018 Science Standards of Learning and the skills in the new Profile of a Graduate that are an integral part of the new standards.

    *  In addition to presentations related to our theme there will be concurrent session presentations in all subject areas for grades K-12.

      *  Attend the 3 general sessions featuring speakers who will challenge you with up-to-date scientific discoveries and instructional strategies.

      *  Interact with vendors in our Exhibit Hall as you collect samples of new instructional materials and explore cutting-edge technologies.

      *  As an added bonus you can shop for cool science themed stuff.

Register as an Attendee or Student by October 15th for special Earlybird prices.

For one group receipt, register yourself and guest/s. The VAST Guest Registration WS .pdf may assist in collecting the fields required for registration.

Check out information on the Donna Sterling Institute and special Preconference short courses below!


NOTE: in order to ensure prompt payment, any registration that remains unpaid at the start of the PDI will require a valid credit card to be held on file. VAST will not charge this card until 30 days have passed from conclusion of the PDI. Once payment is received, the card information will be expunged. If you have not provided payment prior to the start of the PDI, please plan accordingly.

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