The 2020 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference will be fully VIRTUAL!

Dear SACNAS Community,

As our country continues to transform in response to the pandemic, one thing remains the same: SACNAS is committed to hosting the National Diversity in STEM Conference as a way to bring people together to celebrate science, culture, and community. We are stronger together. 

We’ve monitored the situation closely, including surveying our members, partners, and supporters on their thoughts around the annual conference. Taking this into account, we’re excited to announce a brand new Virtual National Diversity in STEM Conference planned for this October.

The virtual conference will bring you the same unique blend of STEM, culture, and community in an online space where you can continue to bring your whole self to STEM.  

The conference will feature a rich agenda from October 19 to 24, including virtual:

For more information about our decision to shift to a virtual conference, as well as detailed information about what this change means, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on

On behalf of the SACNAS Board of Directors and staff, we are grateful to everyone who provided their thoughts via last month’s conference survey. We remain excited and optimistic about shifting our beloved event to an online experience which now has the potential to reach more people than ever before.  

To our dedicated partners, exhibitors, student research presentation applicants, and anyone who submitted a session proposal — Thank you for your continued support and hard work this far. We look forward to planning a truly exceptional experience for our community. Now, let’s get started! 

The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference

New Dates: October 19 to 24, 2020
New Location: Online!

These Advanced prices end August 31 at 11:59pm PT:

Together in community,


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