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2017 Program Proposal Submissions

The 46th Annual HASTI Conference, Science for a Healthy Indiana, will be held February 1-3, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The HASTI Conference provides you with an opportunity to present your ideas to Indiana science teachers, administrators, future educators, and anyone with an interest in improving science education in Indiana. Presenters play a huge role in the success of this event and we encourage you to submit a proposal for consideration!

Deadline to submit program proposals: October 10, 2016


  • Presenter Information (including contact information for primary presenter and name/institution for additional presenters)
  • Session Title
  • Session Proposal Summary 
  • Brief description for conference program 
  • Intended Audience 
  • Discipline
  • Strand Classification (if applicable)


Sessions for the conference can be in one of the following formats:

      • Hands-on Workshop:  A 45-minute presentation that actively engages everyone in the audience in a hands-on experience with materials.
      • Demonstration: A 45-minute presentation where presenter demonstrates a series of experiments or a scientific phenomenon.
      • Lecture/Discussion (Full or Half Session): A 25-minute or 45-minute opportunity to share an innovative teaching idea or present the results of research.
      • Panel: A 45-minute interactive session by two or more speakers on a topic of general or specific interest. Includes a question-and-answer period.
      • Poster Presentation: A display of an activity, laboratory project, or research on a 4’ by 6’ horizontal poster by a teacher, student, or class. Posters will be displayed during the entire conference. Poster presenters should be available to answer questions during a one-hour poster session.
      • Extended Workshop: A four hour session that is an in-depth, hands-on presentation on Wednesday, February 1 from 8am-Noon or 1pm-5pm. 
Please note, there will be a limited number of Wednesday workshops accepted. If we are unable to accept your proposal as an Extended Workshop, you will be given the opportunity to present a shortened version onThursday, February 2 or Friday, February 3.

A presentation that promotes a product in which the presenter has financial interest, or is representing a company that has a financial interest, must be proposed as a commercial workshop and the company must be exhibiting at the conference. Exhibitors may propose (1) commercial workshop. Exhibitor registration is available online via www.hasti.org

The sale of products is not permitted in any of the concurrent sessions.

All session rooms will be equipped with a podium, LCD projector, screen, wireless internet for two users, and sound. If you will be utilizing transparencies during your session, HASTI will also provide an overhead projector. PRESENTERS WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN LAPTOPS. Remember, if you will be using a Mac, please be sure to bring your adapter so it can be connected to the projector.
 For any additional audiovisual needs, you must arrange and pay for your own equipment.

If you utilize handouts please have enough for all who attend your session. HASTI requests presenters to supply at least 60 handouts per session at the conference.  HASTI will be posting concurrent session handouts online for attendees to view and print after the conference.
With this new benefit for HASTI attendees we definitely still encourage you to have handouts at your session.  Attending a session at HASTI provides a learning experience for our attendees.  Be sure to include contact information on your handouts so that teachers who attend your session can continue that dialogue.

Acceptance notifications will be sent to the primary presenter via email. 

      • Email confirmations will be received  Please take a few moments to ensure this address is added to your 'safe senders' list to ensure you receive all correspondence. 
      • All correspondence regarding acceptance and assigned presentation date & time will be sent no later than November 11, 2016. Please note, HASTI will make every effort to accommodate your preferred presentation date and time, however, your preferences are not guaranteed.
We very much look forward to receiving your proposals and we thank you in advance for having the interest and taking the time to submit your program!

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