NISE 2017 Conference Information

Relevant Engaging Authentic Learning (REAL)

Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) is pleased announce our fourth annual NISE Conference, "NISE 2017: Relevant Engaging Authentic Learning (REAL)", to be held Monday, November 13, 2017 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 new this year, 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 (Questions? Email: (CLOSED OCT 29!)

Featured Speakers

The theme for this year's conference is Relevant Engaging Authentic Learning (REAL). Due the demand for the conference and venue space restrictions, there will not be a single keynote. Instead this year we will be offering several "Featured Speakers". These are nationally recognized experts on NGSS and STEM.

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

Hands-On Workshops

New this year are double session, hands-on workshops. These hands-on workshops will allow about 1.5 hours of presenter led group work and collaboration. These workshops will have limited seating and most will be free as part of the conference fee. (For any requiring a fee, that will be handled directly with the presenter/organization and noted in the workshop description.)

  • iFLY Workshop - One of the workshops will be a visit to the iFLY facility around the corner from the conference facility and learn about their STEM field trips and curriculum, tour the facility, and experience indoor skydiving for yourself! (Additional fee for this workshop.)

[More information on workshops will be available here in late October. Sign-up information will be emailed to all registered attendees a few weeks before the conference.]

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

NISE 2017 Workshops

  • Workshop options for NISE 2017 are now available ... [More Info...]

Just the Facts

Relevant Engaging Authentic Learning

Date: November 13, 2017 (Mon)
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: NIU Naperville Conference Ctr
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
Food: Lunch Included
Cost: $175
Seats: 500 (Max)
CPDUs: 5 hrs
Reg: Pre-Registration Required
Reg. Open Now
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.