School Science and Mathematics Association

2020 Annual Convention Information


UPDATE:  The SSMA Board of Directors would like the membership to know that a decision on a meeting format for the 2020 Convention will be posted by July 13 along with registration information.  We will update you with more information as soon as it becomes available.


Millennium Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN
November 5 – 7, 2020

downtown Minneapolis, MN 

Call for Speakers

Call for speakers will be available Monday, January 6, 2020 and remain open until Friday, May 15, 2020 Proposal submissions will be completed using our online Call for Speakers Form.

We will host Research Presentations, Regular Sessions, Interactive/Hands-on Workshops, and a Three-Minute Thesis format (more details on session types below).  An individual may be the lead presenter on only one presentation and an individual may not be on more than a total of two presentations. (Note: This does NOT apply to the 3MT; an individual may be the lead on another session in addition to the 3MT).

If you have any questions about the proposal process or the presentation schedule, please contact:

Speaker Proposal Acceptance Decision: Friday JUNE 19, 2020

SSMA Annual Convention Proceedings.  Deadline for Proceedings submissions is September 15, 2020.  Proceedings format requirements can be found HERE.

2020 Convention Program Chair: Christa Jackson ([email protected] or [email protected])

Proposal Details:

After blind review by the Program Committee, you will be notified whether your proposal is accepted for the Convention. As you submit your proposal online, the following information will be required:

  • Speaker Information (name, affiliation, email, etc.)
  • Co-Presenter Information (name, affiliation, email)
  • Presentation Description
    • Session Title (limited to 100 characters including spaces)
    • Program Description (limited to 400 characters with spaces; this is the information that will be included in the program)
    • Proposal Description (limited to 2500 characters including spaces)
Note: We recommend writing your proposal details in a Word document and then copying the details in to the form when ready for submission.

Session Descriptions:

  • Research Session (25 or 50 minutes):  This session is designed for the presentation of a research project or study.  Audience members will have time at the end of a presentation to ask questions of the presenter.
  • Regular Session (25 or 50 minutes): This session is designed to present information on projects, course innovations, program innovations or other science and mathematics initiatives. Audience members will have time at the end of a presentation to ask questions of the presenter.
  • Workshop Session (75 minutes):  This session is designed to engage participants in an interactive environment to explore mathematics, science, STEM research, projects, or initiatives.
  • Three Minute Thesis:  Present your research and its significance in three minutes. This session is great for graduate students and other researchers who want to engage the audience in a compelling oration of their research in 180 seconds.


  • LCD Projectors with HDMI connections will be provided for every session for use with your laptop computer
  • Computers will NOT be provided, so please bring your own if you intend to use one
  • Other special equipment will be the responsibility of the speaker
  • Overhead projectors will NOT be provided

Please Note: All presenters are required to register for the convention by October 1st.  If not registered by that date, names may be dropped from the program.

Convention Registration:

(More Details coming Soon!)

Hotel Information

Millennium Hotel

1313 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN  55403

(888) 763-3909 (toll free)

(612) 332-6000

Room rate: $149 single/double rate; $152/triple rate; $162 quad/rate (plus taxes and fees)

You make make your reservation one of two ways:

  • Direct link: Click HERE to go directly to the hotel's booking screen which will have our group rate information.  Enter your arrival/departure dates, personal information, and any special requests.
  • Telephone:  You may call the Millennium Hotel toll-free at 888-763-3909. 


Dome reception area overlooking Minneapolis skyline at night 


The final day to reserve your room at our group rate is October 13, 2020. Please note the cancellation policy as 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night penalty.