For the past 48 years, SACNAS has been deeply committed to building community, celebrating our unique identities, and providing access to opportunity for thousands of STEM college students and professionals across the country, a majority from historically excluded populations. One of the main ways we do this is by producing and hosting the National Diversity in STEM Conference.
Last year, our country faced an unprecedented global event with the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout these difficult times for our community, SACNAS persisted, and together, we thrived. SACNAS hosted the organization’s first-ever digital conference, which saw record-breaking participation with over 5,700+ attendees, 863 student research presentations, 346 exhibiting companies and 25 sponsoring partners to meet and recruit our SACNAS members.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the safety and well-being of our conference attendees is our top priority. After surveying our members, partners and supporters, and monitoring the rate of vaccine rollouts and COVID-19 infection rates throughout the country, we’ve decided that the best course of action is to bring together our community in the safest way possible.
For these reasons we are excited to announce that the 2021 National Diversity in STEM Conference will be a fully digital experience! If you had a great time at last year’s conference, or didn’t get a chance to attend, this year will be twice as incredible. We will be offering all new experiences, a brand new platform, and more chances to connect with the SACNISTA familia than ever before.