Welcome from the Conference Chair

Welcome to the 2018 HASTI Conference, 'Science! Keeping It Real!'

First, I want to thank you for your passion and commitment to science education in our state. Second, to thank you for taking time away from your classroom to attend. And third, to thank your administrators for giving you time to be able to attend. The conference committee has worked hard to put together a fantastic schedule of events for you this year! There is something for everyone, starting with a new venue, free wifi, free parking, lunches included, and not to mention all the amazing sessions offered to feed your science interests! As if that is not enough, Thursday we have a world-renowned guest speaker, Zeb Hogan, sponsored by National Geographic. In addition, Pearson is sponsoring our social Thursday night with a LIVE band for your entertainment! All these amazing events are in keeping with the theme, Science! Keeping It Real!

My vision for this year was to super charge our conference, making it an experience like you haven't had in the past, and making it REAL! It is my hope that you will make some new connections maybe over lunch or at a break out session. Sit with someone you don't know, get to know them, swap ideas...Keep it real by sharing your ideas and friendship with each other. My hope is that you leave on Friday having met a new friend/colleague and with many new ideas to take back into your classes to ignite that science flame within your students! Keep it REAL for them!

Enjoy the conference! Let's Keep It Real!