Annual SACNAS National Conference


The Diversity in STEM Conference.

Interdisciplinary. Highly Interactive. Transformative. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.

The 2015 SACNAS National Conference will be held October 29 - 31 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Maryland (8 miles south of Washington, D.C.)

"If I were to describe the conference in one word, I would have to say it would be OPPORTUNITY."
 - Edwina Gutierrez, Undergraduate Student, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

National Conference Components

The SACNAS National Conference showcases cutting-edge science and features mentoring and training sessions for students and scientists at all levels.  Join us to connect with professionals and students in all disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from across the country.

Professional & leadership development sessions
Student & postdoctoral researcher presentations
Scientific symposia sessions
Networking and mentoring 
Nationally recognized keynote speakers
Over 300 exhibits sharing training, research, grad school, and job opportunities
Cultural activities & performances
Advertising Opportunities and Sponsorship Opportunities

2015 SACNAS Conference Poster

Downloadable PDF

Conference Registration Prices

Registration Level

Registration Type

Early Bird Price

Onsite Price

Student Full Conference Registration    
  Current Member $315 $390
  Life or FOS Member $240 $315
  New Member $330 $405
  Non-Member $365 $440
  One Day Registration $300 $375
Professional Full Conference Registration    
  Current Member $465 $540
  Life or FOS Member $415 $490
  New Member $530 $605
  New Life Member $915 $990
  New FOS Member $1,415 $1,490
  Non-Member $615 $690
  One Day Registration $300 $375
Postdoctoral Full Conference Registration    
  Current Member $365 $440
  Life or FOS Member $290 $365
  New Member $410 $485
  Non-Member $460 $535
  One Day Registration $300 $375
Exhibitor Full Conference Registration    
  Exhibitor Registration $365


2015 Grant Partners



2015 Elite Sponsors

2015 Sponsorship Resources

For additional information, see the 2015 Sponsorship Resources page.

2014 SACNAS Publications & Conference Agenda

Conference agenda website

Digital version of the 2014 SACNAS National Conference Program

2014 SACNAS National Conference Research Presentations Abstracts website

Downloadable PDF of the 2014 SACNAS student & postdocs abstracts volume

2014 SACNAS Highlights

2014 SACNAS Facebook photo album 

View highlights of the conference on Tagboard

Previous National Conferences


SACNAS would like to thank our members in advance for respecting the conference’s alcohol-, drug-, smoke-, and harassment-free atmosphere.

This conference stands as a testament to those working to bring about positive changes and opportunities for minorities, and to promote the health and vibrancy of our communities through mentorship and leadership. The SACNAS policy for creating a safe and intoxicant-free conference stems from these values.