Call for Abstracts for NSTA's - 'Global Conversations'

Global Initiatives Enhancing Science Education: An International Share-a-Thon and Poster Session


When: Friday, April 12, 2019, 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: St Louis, Missouri USA

The deadline for submission of abstracts is  Friday, December 21, 2018.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) International Advisory Board is thrilled to invite submissions for both oral and poster presentations for the 2019 Global Conversations, Global Initiatives Enhancing Science Education: An International Share-a-Thon and Poster Session.


The 2019 NSTA Global Conversation conference will consist of two key components:

1.  A ticketed ‘Visit my Classroom’ excursion to a primary and high school on Wednesday, April 10, and

2.  The International Share-a-Thon and Poster Session - Global Initiatives Enhancing Science Education on Friday, April 12, 9.30am to 11.30am

In alignment with the national conference themes, the Global Conversations session encourages submissions from diverse areas of science education including formal elementary to college science education, policy standards, best practices, novel content delivery,scientific literacy, and informal education.

The 'Share-a-thon' will involve round table “lightning presentations”(10 minutes/presentation) on specific topics relevant to the international science educator community which also allow for networking and idea exchange.

‘Lightning presentations’ will be repeated in accordance to an allocated rotational schedule. The Poster presentations will be held concurrently as part of the Friday morning conference program.

Abstracts may be submitted online using the attached  Online Abstract Submission_distributed pdf OR by returning  via the attached word document version and emailed to Kabba Colley, International Advisory Board, Chair (2018-2019), at  


NB: To complete the "Online Abstract Submission_distributed.pdf", click the pdf attachment to open the form in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader. When you are finished, click Submit in the top right corner of the form to return your submission.


Global Conversations Conference Abstracts will be screened by the members of NSTA’s International Advisory Board. 


For more information and opportunities for Global Conversations with international educators, please visit the website at To get an early start on planning your attendance, more information about the 2019 NSTA national conference can be found at:


We look forward to your attendance at the conference and your visit to St. Louis!

Regards International Advisory Board

Kay Lembo,

Donald Carpenetti,

Aletha Cherry

Alan McCormack,

Faiza Abdul Qayyum,

Timothy Goodale,

Daniel Menelly,

Gabe Kraljevic &

Kabba Colley, 18-19 IAB Chair


Last updated: 
Thursday, 13 December 2018