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.
Host City: San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States, is a vibrant and diverse center for culture, education, and history. With over 100,000 college students, six major universities, emerging bioscience, information security, and green technology sectors, San Antonio is an ideal location to host 2013 SACNAS and our 40th anniversary celebration. View a personal invitation to 2013 SACNAS by Mayor Julián Castro.
40th Anniversary Celebration
Founded in 1973, with the first national conference held in 1978, SACNAS is thrilled to celebrate 40 years of changing the face of science to include the unique contributions and perspectives of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans
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
- 2012: Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Healthy World - October 11-14 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center
- 2011: Empowering Innovation and Synergy Through Diversity - October 27-30, 2011 in San Jose, California
- 2010: Science, Technology & Diversity for a Sustainable Future - September 30 - October 3, 2010 in Anaheim, California
"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
Upcoming Conference & Leadership Institute Events
Join us at the 2013 SACNAS National Conference “Strengthening the Nation Through Diversity, Innovation and Leadership in STEM" in San Antonio, Texas, October 3-6 and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary!
Upcoming Regional Meetings, Events & Trainings
Join SACNAS at the 2013 Community College Day and learn more about the amazing possibilities available to you! This event allows participants to explore the different fields in STEM and learn more about the vast amount of support available.
Join us in celebrating science and culture by taking an active role at the SACNAS National Conference. Serve as a speaker, abstract reviewer, student presentation judge, or mentor.