Research Teachers Conference Registration

Welcome to the Participant Registration System for the Middle School and High School Research Teachers Conferences, programs of Society for Science. We are thrilled you are interested in joining us at one or both conferences! These peer-led conferences bring together teachers who have an interest in supporting students in STEM research at an early age. Teachers at all levels of experience with student research are welcome to attend. We are excited to hear your strategies, questions, and advice for each other!

Cost: Both conferences are FREE to all attendees.

Eligibility: All attendees must be employed by a school serving 6th – 12th grade. Members of “The Crew” (additional information below) must be full-time teachers working directly with students in the appropriate grade level.

Middle School Research Teachers Conference:

The middle school conference, supported by the Department of Defense through its Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC), will take place virtually August 2-4, 2021, with pre-conference sessions on July 31, 2021. The conference will be hosted at a virtual convention center and via Zoom. Attendees can create avatars, walk autonomously through the conference, talk to other attendees live, watch plenary sessions in a virtual auditorium, gather in small groups, and even go for a spin in a virtual speedboat! Conference content will also be available via YouTube and Zoom.

The conference will include:

  • Plenary Sessions – Learn more about the Society, our programs, and our sponsors.
  • Teacher-to-teacher Sessions – Participate in workshops, view presentations, and hear panel discussions led by fellow teachers.
  • The Crew – 75 middle school teachers will be selected via lottery to receive additional programming, swag, and invitations to special virtual social events. This group will also receive a $250 tech kit (yours to keep) to ensure a full conference experience.
  • STEM Research Kits – 75 teachers will be selected to receive $725 in take-home STEM equipment for students, including Arduinos, camera traps, and PocketLabs.
  • Fireside Chats – Gather in small groups to chat in detail on specific topics or with teachers in similar settings.
  • Participant Exhibit Hall – Create your own exhibit booth to share stories, advice, and resources, or wander the hall connecting with peers, meeting our sponsor, and collecting ideas.
  • Social Events – Join us for a happy hour merry-go-round, game night, and more!

High School Research Teachers Conference:

The high school conference, sponsored by Regeneron, will take place both in-person, in Washington, DC, and virtually October 1-3, 2021. Some teachers (number TBD) will be selected via lottery to attend the all-expenses-paid, in-person event. Additional information about this conference will be available soon.

To attend either or both conferences, begin by clicking "Create an Account" button on the right side of this page. If you have already created an account, click “Login” to start or to return to your Participant Registration Forms.

If you have any questions with these forms or the event, please contact

Society for Science

Society for Science, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. We do so though our science research competition – the International Science and Engineering Fair, Regeneron Science Talent Search, and Broadcom MASTERS – and through our award-winning journalism – Science News and Science News for Students. In recent years, our Outreach and Equity programs have quickly expanded to include Science News in High Schools, the Advocate Program, STEM Action and Research Grants, and the Research Teachers Conferences.


The High School Research Teachers Conference is made possible through the generous support of Regeneron.

The Middle School Research Teachers Conference is made possible through the generous support of DoD STEM.

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1. Open an Account

Click on the "Open an Account" link on the right side of this webpage and complete the form. After you submit, an email will be sent to your email address confirming your account.

2. Login

Login to the Research Teachers Conference Attendee Information System, using your email address as your username and the password you chose when you opened the account.

3. Create

Create your "Registration Form" by selecting it from the drop-down menu and select "Create."

4. Save

During the form collection period, your form can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the form is saved. At any time, you can download and print your form by clicking on the icon in the Form Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your form as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your form for your records by clicking on the icon in the Form Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the end of the collection period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

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Society for Science & the Public
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202.785.2255
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