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CAST 2018 Call for Proposals Now Open

Monday, May 7, 2018  
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The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is excited to announce that the CAST 2018 Call for Proposals is now open!


Each year, more than 6,000 educators and science advocates gather for the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, aka CAST, one of the nation’s premier science education conferences. CAST 2018 will take place Nov. 1–3 in Fort Worth.


What makes this three-day festival of all things science possible is you. Our program includes hundreds of breakout sessions presented by educators who generously share strategies for introducing students to the phenomenal world of science.


We seek proposals for sessions geared toward all grade levels and subject areas. A team of STAT members—science educators like you—will score all proposals and make recommendations for which sessions to include on the CAST agenda.


Proposal Submission Requirements

Before you log in to the Call for Proposals website, gather the following information:

  • Proposed session title
  • Session description (50-word limit)
  • Description of attendee interaction during your session—i.e., will they engage in interactive discussion, skill-building exercises, etc.? (50-word limit)
  • Three session outcomes/takeaways
  • Explanation of how your proposal aligns to research, best practices and/or STEM standards
  • Target grade level, if applicable
  • Subject area, if applicable
  • Content level (foundational, applied or strategic)
  • Target audience (classroom teachers, campus leaders/coaches, district supervisors, informal educators or all)
  • Presentation logistics (panel, lecture, roundtable, demonstration/hands-on investigation, extended session [formerly “Short Course”], 20- to 30-minute poster session/lesson share)
  • Maximum attendee request
  • Room set-up request (roundtable, classroom set, theater)
  • Name of lead presenter and any co-presenters

Download a sample proposal for reference (PDF).


How to Submit a Proposal

Click the button below to begin the submission process. Note: If you are submitting session proposals on behalf of a STAT Affiliate organization, please contact STAT at for specific instructions.


Submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2018. STAT will notify you in August to let you know whether your proposal has been accepted.


If you have any questions about this process, please contact STAT at We can’t wait to read your proposal!



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