2016 Professional Development Conference
November 3-6, 2016
Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, informative sessions and special events that you can't get anywhere else!
Note about the Conference Schedule: NABT will use a new programming format this year, with workshops and field trips starting at noon and the opening session speaker scheduled for 3pm on Thursday, November 3rd. Educational sessions will be scheduled all day on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th. Saturday will end with the closing speaker at 5pm followed by a special evening event. More workshops may also be scheduled on Sunday morning as space allows. Full details will be available online by July 1st and please plan your travel accordingly.
To add workshops, events or field trips to your 2016 NABT Registration, please login at select the UPDATE link to the right. Be sure to select SUBMIT as you go through the different screens. You can also use the 2016 Registration & Special Events Forms to add your tickets. Space is limited!
Friday, November 4th
HHMI Night at the Movies with Sean Carroll
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Price: FREE (Tickets Required)
HHMI BioInteractive (www.biointeractive.org) and NABT are pleased to host the 6th Annual HHMI Night at the Movies with Sean Carroll. Join Dr. Carroll for the premiere of a new short film and discussion. This free red-carpet event will begin at 5:30pm with a reception including free food and drink.
Saturday, November 5th
NABT Honors Luncheon
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Price: $50 advance, $60 onsite
Join us as we recognize the accomplishments and professional contributions of all of the 2015 NABT Award recipients, including the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) honorees. This celebration honors exceptional biology teachers and everyone is welcome to attend!.
Saturday, November 5th
Biology of Brewing
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: Wynkoop Brewery
$10 advance, $15 onsite TICKETS REQUIRED
Beer Tastings, Snacks, and Transportation Included
Colorado has long been know for its spacious skies and purple mountain majesties. It also has an honored reputation as a “beer” state, with giants like Coors sharing the scene with and over 284 craft breweries. Colorado knows its beer, and it also knows that brewing means biology. As the industry grows, biology faculty are crossing departmental lines to offer undergraduate degrees and certificates in fermentation and brewing science. Learn more about the biology used by today’s craft brewers and the educational programs that will support tomorrow’s for a special event at the Wynkoop Brewery in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood (the brewery Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper co-founded in 1988).
This event will include discussions with one of Wynkoop’s brewmasters, Q&A with local brewery program educators, and first hand experiences with some of the Wynkoop’s most popular drafts. A shuttle will run from the Sheraton Downtown Denver to Wynkoop for your convenience.