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

New Conference Registration & Event Management System Coming Soon!

SACNAS is putting the finishing touches on a new conference registration and event management system. This rollout will include an easy-to-navigate and mobile-friendly conference website, as well as a conference mobile app to help SACNISTAs make the most of 2015 SACNAS!

We're excited! Watch your email and our social media channels for important upcoming registration announcments! 

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.

2015 SACNAS Conference Poster

Downloadable PDF


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.