The Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development

Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Denver Mart.


The Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development is a one-day conference that provides professional development regarding science content, education strategy, and research. 


Our conference is geared towards anyone interested in science education, including K-12 teachers, college instructors, informal educators, administrators, pre-service teachers, and retired teachers. In addition, the Colorado Science Conference provides 5 hours of re-certification credit.



As always, the conference will feature presentations regarding the science content areas of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, and environmental science within the education settings of Early Childhood Education, K-12, College, and Informal Education.



New for this year: Strand focus on Engineering!

Engineering - “We use the term “engineering” in a very broad sense to mean any engagement in a systematic practice of design to achieve solutions to particular human problems” (from A Framework for K-12 Science Education NGSS)


Announcing our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Miller

 Kenneth Miller is an cell biologist and molecular biologist who is currently Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. Miller is a co-author of a major introductory college and high school biology textbook published by Prentice Hall since 1990. Miller, who is Roman Catholic, is particularly known for his opposition to creationism, including the intelligent design (ID) movement. He has written two books on the subject: Finding Darwin's God, which argues that acceptance of evolution is compatible with a belief in God; and Only a Theory, which explores ID and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case as well as its implications in science across America.



The conference is held at:

Denver Mart

451 E 58th Ave.

Denver, CO 80216

Conference Schedule

8:00-8:55 Session 1

9:10-10:05 Session 2

10:20-11:20 Keynote Speaker in the Plaza

11:20-12:15 Lunch and Networking

12:15-1:10 Session 3

1:10-1:55 Awards & Dessert

1:55-2:50 Session 4

3:05-4:00 Session 5

4:00 Door Prize Drawing and Participation Certificates Distribution


Participate in this year's Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development as a:

Presenter - Proposals for presentations are now being accepted through June 30th. Share your innovative science education strategies and scientific content.

Presenter Early Registration (by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017)

Presenters and Co-Presenters $50

(Presenters and Co-Presenters who register after September 28, 2017 will charged according to the

attendee rates below.)


Attendee - Registration will open soon. Please check back for registration information and this year’s Keynote Speaker.

Pre-Registration (by 11:59 p.m. MDT, Thursday, October 26, 2017):

Administrators and Teachers - $60

Students, Pre-Service Teachers, First Year Teachers, and Retirees - $20


Online/Onsite Registration (after October 26, 2017):

Administrators and Teachers - $75

Students, Pre-Service Teachers, First Year Teachers, and Retirees - $30


Exhibitor - Reach out to educators interested in science education and science content by becoming a conference exhibitor.


Sponsor - Help make the Colorado Science Conference one of the best local sources for science education professional development. 



Have questions/comments about our 2017 Colorado Science Conference? Please feel free to email us!

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