Annual SACNAS National 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.

View the online conference program agenda.

Our pre-registration system has now closed, but you can still register onsite in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center!

LACC is located at:
1201 S Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thanks to our elite sponors:


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University of California, San Diego


University of Texas at Austin

Texas A&M Corpus Christi/Texas A&M University

US Department of Agriculture

Meet all of our 2014 SACNAS sponsors

Deep Commitment to Diversity & STEM Among SACNAS Sponsors

2014 SACNAS Publications

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 Keynote Speakers & Panelists

View video highlights from previous SACNAS conferences

2014 SACNAS Resources

Read more about our family participation policy

Getting the Most Out of the SACNAS Conference

How To Prepare for the SACNAS National Conference Exhibit Hall Video

Learn How a Sponsor Field Trip Made the Difference for Luis Polanco

2014 SACNAS Field Trips

3,166 reasons to attend 2014 SACNAS (infographic)

Tips on Cost, Budgeting & Saving Money to attend SACNAS (infographic)

Valerie's Crowdfunding Tips - Let your community support your trip to SACNAS (article)

Onsite Registration Fee(s)

Current Student Annual Member $ 390.00
Current Student Life or FOS Member $ 315.00
Student Reg + New Or Renewing Student 1-yr Membership $ 405.00
Non-member $ 440.00
Current Postdoc Member $ 440.00
Postdoc Reg + New or Renewing Postdoc 1-yr Membership $ 485.00
Postdoc Non-Member $ 535.00
Current Professional Member $ 540.00
Current Professional Life or FOS Member $ 490.00
Professional Reg + New or Renewing Professional 1-yr Membership $ 605.00
Professional Reg + New Professional Life Membership $ 990.00
Professional Reg + New Professional FOS Membership $ 1,490.00
Non-member $ 690.00
Exhibitor $ 415.00
One Day Registration $ 280.00

Plan Ahead for 2015 SACNAS!

Dates: October 29 - 31, 2015

Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Maryland (8 miles south of Washington, D.C.)

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

Previous National Conferences

"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