NISE 2022 Conference Information

Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) is pleased to announce that our seventh annual NISE Conference, "NISE 2022: Back to Science," will be held Monday, November 14, 2022 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL. All K-16 science educators are encouraged to attend the in-person conference. 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 35 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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Registration Closed (CLOSED NOV 4!)
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Conference Theme

This year our conference theme, "Back to Science" looks to celebrate the return to in-person learning and back to teaching science.

A sortable list of the presentations currently scheduled can be found here and in the menu.

Featured Speakers

Due to the demand for the conference and venue space restrictions, there are several "Featured Speakers" rather than a single keynote. These are nationally recognized experts on the NGSS, STEM, and Science.

[More information on the current featured speakers ...]

Hands-On Workshops

Again this 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 a week before the conference.

[Workshop information and a sign-up link was emailed to all registered attendees on November 7, 2022. Sign-up is on a first-come first-serve 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) for the NISE 2022 Conference... [More Info]

Just the Facts

NISE 2022

Date: November 14, 2022 (Mon)
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: NIU Naperville Conference Ctr
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
Food: Lunch Included
Cost: $180
($170 ea. for 5+ on one PO)
($160 ea. for 10+ on one PO)
Seats: 500 (Max)
CPDUs: Up to 5 hrs
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
(Opens TBD)
Audience: K-16 Science Teachers & Admin.
Topics: NGSS, Instructional Delivery,
Assessment, Curriculum Dev,
Classroom Tech., Science Admin,
and more ...

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.