NATIONAL DIVERSITY IN STEM CONFERENCE

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October 27 – 29, 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Governor Pedro Roselló San Juan Convention Center

About NDiSTEM

The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. Simply put, the SACNAS conference is a broadly inclusive space where you are encouraged and empowered to bring your whole self to STEM. View the 2022 Agenda-at-a-Glance

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About NDiSTEM

The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. Simply put, the SACNAS conference is a broadly inclusive space where you are encouraged and empowered to bring your whole self to STEM. View the 2022 Agenda-at-a-Glance


Hurricane Fiona Update: 

We are closely monitoring the situation in Puerto Rico and the catastrophic damage the island incurred from Hurricane Fiona. At this time, we have not made any changes to our planned NDiSTEM conference. We have been in contact with the general manager for the Puerto Rico Convention Center and the Convention Center has not suffered any structural damage and is fully operational. In addition, we have been in touch with several of our partner hotels and they believe that they will be ready for NDiSTEM at the end of October. We strongly believe, given the current reports from our contacts in San Juan, that the students and businesses in Puerto Rico will benefit from our in-person support. 

We are looking into ways we can help Puerto Rico in their recovery efforts and will update as we have new resources and ideas. CienciaPR has put together a list of vetted nonprofits as well as a list of free mental health & public health resources. Please don't hesitate to contact us at info@sacnas.org if you have any questions.


 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 🎉 

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Become a Member to Get Special Pricing

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Please note: Members will need to sign-in to their SACNAS membership and provide their member ID number in order to access the member discount. Click here for more information.

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REGISTRATION PRICES



Student

Post Doc

Professional

Advanced
Ended July 31

Student

$350

Post Doc

$475

Professional

$625

Regular
August 1 - September 30

Student

$450

Post Doc

$575

Professional

$725

Late
October 1 - October 23

Student

$500

Post Doc

$625

Professional

$775



Student

Post Doc

Professional

Advanced
Ended July 31

Student

$425

Post Doc

$550

Professional

$700

Regular
August 1 - September 30

Student

$525

Post Doc

$650

Professional

$800

Late
October 1 - October 23

Student

$575

Post Doc

$700

Professional

$875

Important note: Registration will NOT be available on-site at the convention center. All participants must register online by October 23, 2022.

Become a Member to Get Special Pricing

Check out Funding Resources & Ideas

For Students & Professionals

Funding Resources & Ideas

Volunteer as a Mentor Judge (Professionals)

For Organizations

Exhibit at NDiSTEM
(SOLD OUT)

NDiSTEM Sponsorship Opportunities
(NOW CLOSED)

2022NDiSTEM Sponsors

Funding support by National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25GM130515 & R13GM136129

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in registration?

General Registration includes in-person access to

• Keynote and Featured Speakers
• STEM Symposia & Professional Development Sessions
• Graduate School & Career Expo
• Mentoring & Networking Opportunities

PLUS Bonus Digital Events After the In-Person Event

What are the benefits to being a member?

Exclusive registration links via our membership portal, discounted registration pricing, webinars and member events throughout the year. You can find it all within the SACNAS community! Learn more about membership here.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes! Become a member today to receive special pricing benefits, check out our membership options and register today!

What do I need to register?

You will need:

  • Individuals: Your personal information, your credit card information, and (members will need) your member login credentials and member ID number.
  • Groups: You will need the names, emails, t-shirt size and member number (if they are members) for each of your group members.

What if I forgot my member number?

Current, dues-paying members may find it Here and follow these steps.

What if I sign up to be a member later?

You can still get the special member pricing by becoming a new member or renewing your membership today! That's $75 off! Sign up HERE within 14 days of receiving your registration confirmation email, and then send us your new member number HERE for a refund!

When is payment due?

Payment is due at time of registration for all individuals. Groups registrations have the option to pay by invoice with payment due within 30 days from date of registration.

What if I need to cancel?

We would hate to see you miss the Conference. Inability to attend Insurance is now included in all registration fees. You will receive a 100% refund if you are unable to attend the event for a reason outside of your control that is covered under the policy. This coverage starts on the date you pay for registration and ends on the first date of the event. To view what is covered click HERE. SACNAS does not issue refunds.

Is there transportation from partner hotels to the convention center?

Yes! Complimentary shuttles will be available from our partner hotels Wednesday - Saturday. 

Do you offer press passes?

Yes, we are offering press passes to 2022 NDiSTEM!

To apply for a pass, please fill out this form.

Press Applications close on October 24, 2022 and are approved on a rolling basis.

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For Press & Editorial inquiries, please email social@sacnas.org

COVID Policy & Requirements

SACNAS Event COVID-19 Policy 

Event guidance is based on information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

COVID-19 Vaccinations 

All event participants (attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and speakers) must be fully vaccinated and boosted by the event start date. (CDC Vaccination Guidance)

Face Coverings 

Masks are optional at all NDiSTEM events. (CDC Mask Information) 

Other links:  

Puerto Rico Visitor Health & Safety Guidelines  

Puerto Rico Meeting & Conventions Health & Safety Guidelines 

COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk:

Read Here

Event Dates & Location

The 2022 NDiSTEM Conference will take place October 27 to 29, 2022 at the Governor Pedro Roselló San Juan Convention Center

Convention Center Address: 100 Convention Blvd, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

Hotel Information

The response to NDiSTEM 2022 has been unprecedented and we cannot be more thrilled!

The SACNAS discounted room block has sold out for NDiSTEM 2022.
However, there are still many great hotels close to the Convention Center with rooms available!

We highly recommend you source and book a hotel room as soon as possible.

Below are two popular hotel booking sites with the NDiSTEM dates preloaded for your convenience. Please note that one shows rate per night and the other shows total cost for the 4 nights. 

Booking Site 1

Booking Site 2

Funding Support & Ideas

SACNAS travel scholarships are one option for members to get support to attend the conference. *Applications for undergraduate students open on June 8! Click here to learn more. Individuals can also check out our Funding Your Way Guide for additional tips and ideas to fundraise as an individual or a group.

What to Bring / How to Dress

  • While we typically recommend "business" or "business casual" for attendee attire, the most important is to bring your whole self to the conference. We encourage you to bring traditional dress, regalia, jewelry, and other items to share your culture with our community!

We also recommend bringing:

  • Proof of vaccination (see COVID Policy & requirements)
  • Face masks
  • Valid Government issued ID or Driver's license

Getting from Airport to Hotel

Ridesharing Services: Uber is available at the San Juan Airport. Make sure to download the app prior to your departure— you can also reserve a ride in advance with the Uber app.

Taxis: From airport to Puerto Rico Convention Center and nearby hotels, approximately $17 each way. *Prices may change.

Autoriddad Metropolitana de Autobuses, or AMA Buses; These public buses pick up at the airport. Regular fare: $0.75; Student $0.50; Ages 60 to 74 $0.25; Children and elders Free. *Prices may change.

About the Artwork

The original artwork submitted for the 2022 NDiSTEM Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico is a representation of elements that remind bacterial genetisist and artist Dr. Semarhy Quiñones Soto of home. 

Learn more >>

Who can I contact for help?

We are here to help! We are available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm PST.

You can Call Us at 831-459-0170

or Email Us at

General Info: info@sacnas.org

NDiSTEM Registration: reg@sacnas.org

Exhibitors: exhibits@sacnas.org

 

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