2015 Professional Development Conference
November 11-14, 2015
Rhode Island Convention Center
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!
NABT Special Events are highly popular, and space is limited! To add workshops, events or field trips to your 2015 NABT Registration, select UPDATE. Be sure to submit submit as you through the different screens. You can also use the 2015 Special Events Form to add your tickets.
Thursday, November 12th
HHMI Night at the Movies with Sean Carroll
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00apm
Price: FREE (Tickets Required)
HHMI BioInteractive (www.biointeractive.org) and NABT are pleased to announce the 5th Annual HHMI Night at the Movies with Sean Carroll at NABT’s 2015 Professional Development Conference in Providence, RI. Join Dr. Carroll for the premiere of the new short film The Biology of Skin Color, a highly engaging case study in recent human evolution, focusing on the interaction between biology and the environment. This free red-carpet event will begin at 6:30 pm with a reception including free food and drink.
Friday, November 13th
BELS Benefit Dinner featuring Carl Zimmer
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $75 advance, $90 onsite
NABT is proud to honor Carl Zimmer with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award during a special dinner benefitting the NABT Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship (BELS). Reporting from the frontiers of biology, Zimmer is an award-winning journalist whose articles, essays, books, and blog posts have become required reading for the biology education community. Zimmer will be the guest of honor and featured speaker at the BELS Banquet, where he will talk about his experiences as a science writer and offer commentary on what is currently exciting him in biology research today. Questions from the audience are encouraged.
Join us as we honor Carl Zimmer for his contributions to biology education through his writing and teaching. Tickets to the BELS Banquet include a private cocktail reception, dinner, presentation and book signing.
Saturday November 14th
NABT Honors Luncheon
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Price: $50 advance, $60 onsite
The grand finale of the NABT Conference, this celebration honors excellent biology teachers. 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. Everyone is welcome to attend!