Pacific Science Teaching Conference @hAWAIICON

Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii, September 13-17, 2017

This unique science teaching conference brings together internationally recognized scientists, teacher educators, and science fiction media personalities in one of the most amazing science teaching environments on the entire planet.  Make plans now to join us and upgrade your hands-on activity science teaching toolkit today! 

Things you don't want to miss at the conference include:

  • Four days of hands-on workshops with classroom-ready materials!  
  • Three expert guided field-trips to explore geo- and biodiversity of Hawaii
  • Chance to socialize and learn from your favorite TV scientist-actors along with a host of science fiction actors & science fiction authors. (The entertainment industry guest line up is updated frequently.)

Your students will thank you for coming!

Hands-on professional development workshop presenters invited to attend include: 

  • Andre Bormanis, Science Advisor to Star Trek & Cosmos
  • Pauline Chinn, University of Hawai'i
  • Donna Governor, University of North Georgia
  • Tania Burchell, National Radio Astro Observatory (ret.)
  • Cindy Fong, Hilo Intermediate School
  • Cheryl Gansecki, videographer at
  • Ken Hon, University of Hawai'i Hilo volcanologist
  • Lou Mayo, NASA Goddard
  • Ramon Lopez, University of Texas Arlington
  • Rebecca Oppenheimer, Amer. Nat. Hist. Museum
  • Stephanie Slater, CAPER Ctr for Astro & Physics Educ Res
  • Tim Slater, Univ. of Wyoming
  • Larry Morris, Professor Boggs' Science Music Studio
  • Derek Buzasi, Kepler Mission & Florida Gulf Coast U.
  • Heather Preston, Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
  • Sharon Schleigh, East Carolina University
  • Carrie Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

                                            ... among many others

REGISTRATION FEE:  The four-day registration fee is $379 ($299 if paid online by May 15), and includes access to all HawaiiCon Celebrity and professional development sessions for educators and outreach enthusiasts held at the hotel conference center, including those with scientists and media guests: The entertainment industry guest line up is updated frequently.  Please pay the registration fee by selecting this link.   All presenters and participants pay the registration fee.

CONFERENCE HOTEL:  The conference hotel is is nestled on a white sandy beaches along the western the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Book your rooms directly with us for convention exclusive rates.  Rooms start at just $169/night and include free parking and so much more.  Reserve by clicking here. 

PRESENTATION PROPOSALS:  Although the program is nearly full, there are a few spots for additional presenters.  Consider proposing a professional development session or workshop which will be considered on a rolling basis for the conference with notifications sent on the first day of each month after initial submission, with priority acceptance date of May 15, 2017. Titles, a 200-300 word summary description, and 100 word biographical sketch are to be submitted to Tim Slater,

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