The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education is one of the best professional development opportunities available for chemistry educators. The 2018 conference will be held at Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, July 29 - August 3. The ACS Division of Chemical Education sponsors this national meeting. There is excellent programming available for middle school science teachers, high school chemistry teachers, graduate students and college faculty. You do not have to be a member of ACS or the Division of Chemical Education to attend and/or present.
You can find a long list of symposia on the BCCE2018 website. You might consider presenting in one or more of these. The website provides guidelines for submitting an abstract. The organizers 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 abstracts for the ACS National Meetings. MAPS system for accepting submissions. You are allowed to participate as the leading author in only two of the following (in any combination): oral presentation, poster session, workshop, symposium. Abstract submission is now open. You have until February 20th to submit your abstract. If you submit it now, you can still edit it until the February 20 deadline.
You can expect to find information about early registration and housing by February 20th. There are many hotels in the area, but staying on campus is a great option for a conference like this. Several on-campus meals are covered as part of the conference registration as well.
This is the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Whether you have attended before or this is your first, it is sure to be a fantastic conference. Add the dates to your calendar now!
Do you need funding to help offset the expense of attending? Fill out an application for an ACS Hach Grant. They accept applications from February 1 through April 14th.
For more information, check out the conference website: http://bcce2018.org. You can also follow the organizers on Twitter: @2018BCCE and Facebook: BCCE 2018.