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ASE's conferences are a place to network with many thoughtful characters, some of whom are leading lights and some who are simply members - John Oversby 

ASE stages a range of events throughout the year, from TeachMeets to major national conferences. The ASE’s flagship event is the Annual Conference, held every January at a university in the UK. 

Both members and non members are welcome at these inspiring CPD events. However, members benefit from greatly reduced registration prices. You will need to register to book ASE events online.

Upcoming conferences

ASE Cymru: The Art of Science Communication - National Museum Cardiff

Saturday 4th October 2014 to Wednesday 4th October 2017

Explore exciting and innovative ways of communicating science in the curriculum. The day features inspirational talks and hands-on workshops providing plenty of ideas for your lessons. Don't miss a special keynote from ASE president, Professor Alice Roberts on Science and Storytelling. Register for this event for free.

Teaching Controversial Issues - ASE/KCL Webinar Series

Monday 13th to Friday 17th October 2014

What is the best approach to talking to students about controversial issues? Teachers might ask to what extent is evolution controversial? But students can have different opinions. The ASE and King’s College London have planned a week-long series of free after-school webinars led by experts, providing participants ideas for classroom activities.

ASE East Anglia Area Conference 2014 - Ipswich School, Ipswich

Saturday 18th October 2014

Join us for a half day, CPD event at Ipswich School, Ipswich. An all new event for primary, secondary and cross-phase teachers. Special trainee rates available.

ASE West of England Conference 2014 - Bath Spa University

Saturday 15th November 2014

The Association for Science Education West of England annual conference will take place on the morning of Saturday 15th November 2014. This year it will be at Bath Spa University, to help celebrate the launch of their Institute for Education. A keynote talk from Alice Roberts will be followed by a range of workshops for primary and secondary educators. Everyone is welcome to this free event and booking will open in September

Building Expertise in the New Curriculum - University of Huddersfield

Saturday 22nd November 2014

Yorkshire Regional Joint Conference, supported by the University of Huddersfield. An excellent CPD opportunity with national and regional speakers to explain the latest changes in curriculum and assessment and to support and develop the best teaching and learning.

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th January 2015

Exceptional ideas and resources for science teaching at the flagship, four-day conference from ASE. Over 200 sessions dedicated to science education across all subject areas and phases, offering hands-on activities for the classroom and inspiring talks from the forefront of science research. Whatever stage you are in your career, be inspired by world-class ideas for your professional development with practical learning, sharing best practice and take-home resources.

ASE Scotland Annual Conference 2015 - Robert Gordon's College

Friday 6th to Saturday 7th March 2015

Aberdeen is the host city for the next ASE Scotland Annual Conference in March 2015. The two day conference includes CPD Workshops designed for Primary Science, CfE Highers and Advanced Highers for Biology, Chemistry and Physics with special talks delivered by SSERC, IOP, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Observatory Edinburgh and many more! Early bird rates available, book before Monday 8 December.