Conference Proposals

Session Proposals

Conference sessions provide a unique blend of training and motivation for our attendees to actualize their dreams in STEM. Propose a session to share your expertise to a diverse, multidisciplinary audience in an intimate and meaningful way. Topics can include cutting-edge science and professional development.

SPEAKER REGISTRATION: Session speakers are a valuable component of our conference. Outside of their own sessions, speakers provide in-person mentoring to students during plenary meals, the exhibit hall, various networking activities, and more. In order to encourage our speakers to invest in and engage with our community, SACNAS requires all session speakers to be registered for the conference. SACNAS cannot provide waived registration or lodging/travel support for session speakers in 2018.

Deadline for Proposals: Wednesday, April 11

Types of Sessions


Gives our attendees guidance and training in beyond-the-bench skills.

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Highlights cutting-edge research and advancements by members of the STEM community who are experts in their discipline.

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Suggest a Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speakers play an important role in teaching, connecting, and inspiring our attendees no matter where they are in their education or careers. Help shape how you’re inspired by suggesting a Keynote Speaker for the plenary stage below.

All suggestions will be reviewed by the SACNAS Conference Committee for 2018 and future conferences.

Past Keynote Speakers

2017 Speaker

2017 Keynote Speakers

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2016 Speaker

2016 Keynote Speakers

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2015 Speaker

2015 Keynote Speakers

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