School Science and Mathematics Association

123rd Annual Convention Information

November 7-9, 2024
Knoxville, TN

About the Convention

The SSMA Annual Assessment Conference is an exceptional forum for mathematics and science education researchers and practioners. Small session sizes with diverse topic offerings and multiple opportunities to interact with others in the mathematics and education community and leading thinkers in the field make this one of the best resources for those to share research and network with other leaders in the fields of mathematics, science, and STEM education.

Conference attendees choose from sessions that showcase new research and innovation, participate in interactive skill development workshops, discuss promising practices during dialogue and panel sessions, and engage with leading thinkers throughout the conference. 

The SSMA convention is designed to:

  • Provide a forum for researchers and practioners to share their research and innovations,
  • Connect mathematics and science education professionals with colleagues across the field, and
  • Lead and advocate for promising practices in mathematics, science, and STEM education.

Educators and practitioners of all levels and institution types are encouraged to attend the SSMA Convention. 

 Call for Proposals

We will host Research Presentations, Regular Sessions, Interactive/Hands-on Workshops, Poster Sessions, and a Three-Minute Thesis format (more details on session types below).

UPDATE: Deadline to submit proposals:  May 1st

Session Types

  • 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. 
  • Poster Sessions: Present your research study, course innovation or other project. The poster session will last 90 minutes and consist of many presenters.  Poster sessions allow attendees to speak will the presenters on a one-to-one basis. 
  • 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.

Session Proposal Details

  • Presentation Title (100 characters or less)

  • Presentation Abstract (limited to 400 characters with spaces; this is what will be in the program)

  • Proposal Description (limited to 2500 characters with spaces)


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

Speaker Proposal Acceptance Decision: April 30, 2024.



Hilton Knoxville

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Room rate: $189.00/night

Your direct booking link is The last day, Cut-Off date, to make reservations is Tuesday, October 15, 2024 by 5:00 P.M. EST.  The group rate will not be available after this time.

Alternatively, if you would like to book by phone, please call (865) 523-2300 and reference the group code:­­ SSMATT.

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Convention Registration:

Convention registration will open June 1, 2024

Note: All presenters must register by September 30, 2024 in order to be included in the program.

Convention Program and Speaker Information

The convention will utilize the Whova App for program information in addition to issuing announcements throughout the convention. 

Download the Whova app to access the event. (The event is not yet live. Registrants will be added to event at a future date prior to convention).

SSMA Convention Proceedings

The deadline for Proceedings submissions is August 1, 2024.  Proceedings format requirements can be found HERE.

Convention Technology

  • 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 need one.
  • Other special equipment will be the responsibility of the speaker.