NISE 2018 Conference Information


Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) is pleased to announce our fifth annual NISE Conference, "NISE 2018: SEP by SEP", to be held Monday, November 12, 2018 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL. All K-16 science educators are encourage to attend. Our goal is to bring science educators together to collaborate and share ideas and methods for best practices in science education. The day will be filled with more than 40 presentations and double session workshops. Topics will range from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to technology in the science classroom.

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Featured Speakers

The theme for this year's conference is SEP by SEP. Due to the demand for the conference and venue space restrictions, there are several "Featured Speakers", not a single keynote. These are nationally recognized experts on NGSS, STEM, and Science.

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Hands-On Workshops

For the second year, we are offering double session, hands-on workshops included with the conference fee. These hands-on workshops will allow for 1.5 hours of presenter led group work, collaboration, and activities. These workshops will have limited seating and require a special sign-up process after registration.

The final list of workshops will be available in September. One example, returning again this year, will be the popular iFLY Workshop. Participants will visit the iFLY facility around the corner from the conference facility and learn about their STEM curriculum, tour the facility, and experience indoor skydiving! (LIMITED SEATING)

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[Sign-up information will be emailed to all registered attendees a few weeks before the conference on a first-come first-serve sign-up basis.]

Conference Location

NIU Naperville Conference Center is centrally located along the Chicago area's north/south (I-355) and east/west (I-88) corridors. It is just a few minutes south of I-88 on Diehl Rd, using the Naperville Rd. / Freedom Dr. exit and 5 minutes from I-355 using I-88.

NIU Naperville Conference Center
Address: 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

Call for Presentations

  • Call for Presentations (CFP) is open for the NISE 2018 Conference. Please consider presenting ...
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Just the Facts

NISE 2018: SEP by SEP

Date: November 12, 2018 (Mon)
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: NIU Naperville Conference Ctr
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
Food: Lunch Included
Cost: $165 ($150 for 5+ on a single PO)
Seats: 500 (Max)
CPDUs: Up to 5 hrs
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
(Opens Late Aug)
Audience: K-16 Science Teachers & Admin.
Topics: NGSS, Instructional Delivery,
Assessment, Curriculum Dev,
Classroom Tech., Science Admin,
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Hotel Information

  • Are you coming from out of town and need a hotel room? There are 4 major hotels chains within 1 block of the NIU Naperville Conference Center. Many of them offer free shuttle service in the immediate area (NIU conference center, local restaurants, downtown Naperville, and some even to local malls). We have information about their complimentary services and how to get the special rates for attendees of our conference. Contact us and we can send you the information.