The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is one of the best professional development opportunities available for chemistry educators. The 26th BCCE will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, Saturday July 18 – Thursday July 23rd, 2020. The theme of our conference is “Chemistry is Paramount”.
The ACS Division of Chemical Education’s Biennial Conference Committee provides oversight and mentorship for this national and international meeting. There is excellent programming available for middle school science teachers, high school chemistry teachers, AP Chemistry teachers, graduate students and college faculty. You do not have to be a member of ACS or the Division of Chemical Education to organize a symposium, facilitate a workshop, attend and/or present a paper.
The organizers of the BCCE are now using the online national Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) of the American Chemical Society, used by ACS authors, Program Chairs, and Symposium Organizers to submit, review and edit symposium proposals and abstracts for the ACS National and Regional Meetings. The MAPS system is now accepting symposia and workshop proposals for the 26th BCCE until Friday August 23, 2019. The Call for Symposia page provides guidelines for submitting symposia and workshop proposals, as well as the rules and duties of symposia organizers and workshop facilitators.
Visit bcce2020.org for information about early registration and housing. There are many hotels in the area, but staying on campus in one of the dorm rooms, bringing back memories, is a great option for a conference like this. Lunches and late-afternoon socials are covered as part of the conference registration fee. Abstract submission for papers and posters opens January 6, 2020 and closes February 24th, 2020.