Middle States Council for the Social Studies presents the 117th Annual Conference

Social Studies: A Diverse Discipline Promoting a more Perfect Union 

When

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 AM EST
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST

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Choose from 36 full sessions, 18 poster sessions, 30+ exhibitors, a field excursion, and multiple afternoon clinical options to shape your learning experience over two days. The event will feature engaging learning on the topics you want most. Inquiry, controversial conversations, geoliteracy, civic engagement, elementary inquiry, financial literacy, primary sources, historical investigation, law-related education, and more!

Where

Sheraton, Baltimore North (Towson, MD)
903 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204

Register here for your hotel room at the special MSCSS conference rate of $105/night (plus tax): 

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Join experts in the field and your social studies colleagues for the
117th Middle States Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference February 28-29, 2020 in Towson, MD (north of Baltimore).

Sessions: Our conference program is being finalized now and thank you for all those that submitted session proposals this year! Before the 2020 program is ready, check out last year's 2019 conference program for some ideas of the kinds of session offerings you can expect. 

Exhibitions: Want to exhibit or sponsor our conference? Explore the options and submit your payment today to secure a spot among our partners for the 2020 conference. Exhibitors each qualify for one free individual registration, a $115 value! Note: As of January 10th, 2020, we only have 10 tables remaining, so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP to exhibit with us this year. 

Awards: Did you know we give out 12 awards at our conference? Award winners can attend the conference for free ($115 value!) and nominators who recommend a selected award winner get a $20 discount on their individual registration. Award nominations are now closed and winners will be notified soon. Award winners will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 29th at the conference President Award's Breakfast, to which all conference registrants are invited. 

Conference RegistrationOur 2020 conference program is in development, but check out our 2019 conference program to get an idea of the types of offerings. 


Schedule: Similar to our 2019 conference, we will offer 2 full days of programming over the Friday and Saturday conference weekend, including: full sessions, poster sessions, exhibitors, and a field excursion. New this year will be two afternoon on Friday afternoon, which we have now decided to offer to all registrants free of charge. See below for the general schedule which will be finalized soon. 

Friday:

7:30-8:30am - Exhibitor Hall Opens (breakfast included)

8:30am-12:20pm - Concurrent Session (4 Rounds, 16 full, 8 poster)

12:20-12:45pm - Transition to optional afternoon experiences

12:45-7:00pm -

                Field excursion (optional, extra charge)

                12:45-1:00pm - Depart on bus to downtown Baltimore

                1:00-1:30pm - Travel to Jewish Museum

                1:30-3:00pm - Jewish Museum

                3:00-3:30pm - Transition to Reginald Lewis Museum

                3:30-5:00pm - Reginald Lewis African American History Museum

Afternoon clinics (open to all)

12:45-2:00pm – Lunch on your own

2:00-5:00pm - In-depth afternoon clinic (options: Religious Literacy, Economics for Elementary, Economics for Secondary)

Saturday:

7:30-9:20am - President’s Awards Breakfast (breakfast included)

9:30am-12:20pm - Concurrent Sessions (3 Rounds, 12 full, 6 poster)

12:30-1:50pm - Roselle Luncheon (lunch included)

2:00-3:50pm - Concurrent Sessions (2 Rounds, 8 full, 4 poster)