NISE 2023 Conference Information

Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) is pleased to announce that our eighth annual NISE Conference, "NISE 2023: Science for All," will be held Monday, November 13, 2023 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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NOTE: Registration for NISE 2023 will open in mid Sept.

Conference Theme

This year our conference theme, "Science for All" looks to celebrate the return to in-person learning and science teaching at all levels.


More information coming soon!

Featured Speakers

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

[More information on these speakers will be available in late Sept!]

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 or two before the conference.

[NOTE: Workshop information and a sign-up link will be emailed to all registered attendees about a week or so before the conference. 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 2023 Conference... [More Info]

Just the Facts

NISE 2023

Date: November 13, 2023 (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)
(Pre-Service Teachers: $90 ea.)
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 6 major hotels within walking distance 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). Contact us if you have any questions.

Exhibitor Information

  • Are you looking to be an exhibitor or vendor at our conference? Looking to advertise to our attendees by sponsoring a room, food, or a scholarship?
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