SACNAS Conferences

Find science, culture, and community at

SACNAS’ National Diversity in STEM Conference

October 28 – 30, 2021

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.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: SACNAS is currently considering all options for an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event that protects the safety and well-being of all members, partners, and staff. We have not yet reached a final decision and hope to make that decision by early May. All of our pricing information and exhibiting details will be updated after that decision is reached.

For real-time updates subscribe to our email list or follow @sacnas on social media.

Current Opportunities

Applications open March 10, 2021

Applications open March 10, 2021

Sign-ups open now!

For our Plenary Stage (Keynote & Featured Speakers)

Learn more about the 2020 virtual conference experience!

Attendee Information & Resources

All conference participants agree to the Conduct of Conduct.

Upcoming Conferences


Kansas City, Missouri
October 28 – 30

Home of the Kansa and Osage people


San Juan, Puerto Rico
October 29-31

Home of the Boriken Taino people


Portland, Oregon
October 26-28

Home of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla people


Phoenix, Arizona
October 31 – November 2

Home of the O’odham, Akimel O’odham (Upper Pima), and Hohokam people


Columbus, Ohio
October 30 – November 1

Home of the Shawnee, Miami, Lenape, and Wyandotte people

Past Conferences


Email or call 1-877-SACNAS-1