Conference App – STANYS 2018 Conference

STANYS 2018 Conference App will allow attendees to have instant access to their personalized schedule and other events happening throughout the day. 

  • APP users will be given access to any conference workshop materials shared by the presenters in one spot! 
  • The APP will also feature information on our invited speakers and exhibitors along with maps to each conference location. 
  • The main page will also contain a Twitter feed, so be sure to use #STANYS18 throughout the conference to stay connected with fellow attendees. 
Please be sure to visit the tutorials to learn more about the features for this year's conference. 
As always, don't forget to fill out your workshop surveys and conference evaluations so we can continue to improve the experience!

Saturday and Sunday


Visit the STANYS Store Saturday noon to 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm and Monday 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Convention Center Lobby at Booths 78-80.

On sale are numerous items featuring an embroidered STANYS logo: fleeces, golf, polo, and denim shirts, as well as our STANYS cap. 

The very popular science themed socks and jewelry are back - come early for the best selection.

NEW THIS YEAR: Men's ties, Car Magnets and Science Toys

NOTE: Proceeds from the sale of items in the STANYS Store will benefit the STANYS Foundation. The STANYS Foundation supports student activities including Science Congress and scholarships for student participation in summer institutes.



What's happening on the Sun?
Peer through a solar observing telescope to find out!

A member of the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy will help you observe and answer questions on Saturday and Sunday 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This takes place on the terrace overlooking the Genesee River, Rochester Convention Center.



Located in the Exhibits Hall

Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

NYS makers and national vendors will engage you in an interactive area where you can take part in make and take projects or try your luck at an engineering design challenge.

 Makerspaces are popping up all over schools and libraries across the country. They are phenomenal hands on approach to blend teaching inquiry and critical thinking skills with library/information literacy skills.


Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall S, where you will find more than 50 Booths tended by representatives from over 45 companies. 

In addition, there is the STANYS Store as well as the NSTA booth.

Here under one roof, you’ll have the opportunity to view the latest in:

  • textbooks, 
  • audiovisual equipment, 
  • software, 
  • scientific equipment, 
  • microscopes,
  • science classroom materials 
and STANYS T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, fleeces, etc.

Representatives from Environmental Groups and Centers, and Scientific societies will also be on hand.

Saturday: Noon to 5pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 4:30pm


Lower Lobby (Riverside Court): 7am – 12pm
Exhibit Hall: 12:00pm – 5pm

Lower Lobby (Riverside Court) –Coffee Cart from 7am – 10am
Exhibit Hall: 9am – 3:30pm

Lower Lobby (Riverside Court): 7am – 11am

Rochester Food Trucks: Rocfta.com

Saturday and Sunday:   11:30 am -1:30 pm

Located at the front of the Riverside Convention Center

"Visit Rochester" Receptions

Wine, beer and cheese receptions are sponsored by
"Visit Rochester".
Exhibit Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 3 – 4 pm 

Join all your friends - meet new friends for a drink and take some time to visit the vendors.

Saturday and Sunday from 3 - 4 pm


Join your fellow attendees in the STANYS Hospitality Lounge located in the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall South. 

You are invited to:

  • redeem your complimentary coupons located in the back of the Conference Program at the concession stand located in the Exhibit Hall 


  • take advantage of the Rochester Food Trucks located at the front of the Convention Center

    Rochester Food Trucks: Rocfta.com
    Saturday and Sunday
    11:30 am -1:30 pm
    Located at the front of the Convention Center

bring your picnic lunch to the Hospitality Lounge, then sit and relax.

It's an excellent opportunity for you to network with other attendees, to exchange ideas, and review the material you have collected from the vendors in the Exhibit Hall and Sessions you have attended.

Saturday and Sunday



Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 in the Exhibits Hall in the Convention Center.

t's the best time and place to come and visit your section and friends as well as the rest of the state.

You can:

  • receive your section sticker and meet the Section Leadership
  • participate in the friendly competition of Section Spirit T-shirts 

Exhibits Hall, Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

"Visit Rochester" Reception

Wine, beer and cheese receptions are sponsored by
"Visit Rochester".
Join all your friends and meet new friends for a drink and take some time to visit the vendors.

Exhibits Hall, Saturday from 3 - 4 pm

3rd Annual STANYS Section T-Shirt War

Does your section have a unique Section T-¬shirt? Does your section want to be known as the “most spirited” Section? 

If so, have your Section members wear their T-shirts Saturday from 3- 4:00 at the Wine and Cheese Reception/Hall of Sections. 

Judges will award prizes in the following categories:

  •  the section with the most T-shirts in attendance at the General Meeting 
  • the section with the most innovative section T-shirts. 
In order for your section to be eligible to win these bragging rights, participants must be wearing their Section T-shirts during the General Meeting.

Exhibits Hall, Saturday 3:00 - 4:00, 
Wine and Cheese Reception 

SATURDAY 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Master Teacher Social

8:00 pm –9:30 pm ​: Rochester Riverside, Riverview Lounge

Section Socials

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm ​: various locations to be posted

Music and Dancing​

10:00 pm – 2:00 am : Rochester Riverside, Riverview Ballroom


History of Chocolate Moveable

Genesee Country Village & Museum educator will bring objects to handle and touch to illustrate how cocoa pods were processed and turned into a delicious beverage. 

The presentation will be Sunday from noon to 1:00pm in the upper lobby of the Riverside Convention Center. Samples will be provided using American Heritage Chocolate products made by MARS, Inc.

Sunday Noon to 1:00 pm

Subject Area Director at Large

Content Extravaganza

You can meet the Director at Large of the subject areas and see what the SAR’s are doing in the state.

Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 Exhibits Hall

"Visit Rochester" Receptions

Wine, beer and cheese receptions are sponsored by
"Visit Rochester"
Join all your friends and meet new friends for a drink and take some time to visit the vendors.

Exhibit Hall, Sunday 3 - 4 pm

3rd Annual STANYS Geeky T-Shirt Contest

Get your “geek” on at the Sunday Wine and Cheese Reception

Wear your favorite geeky science T-shirt to the reception in order to be eligible for the contest.*

 Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Geekiest/Most Unusual T-shirt (possibly on obscure topics that only a scientist or science teacher would understand).
  • Funniest T-shirt which made the judges laugh the most.
  • Corniest T-shirt which made the judges groan the most (including puny shirts).
 Each winner will get a small prize, a certificate and most importantly, bragging rights for 2018.
*Please be advised that obscene or offensive T-shirts will be disqualified from the contest.

Exhibits Hall, Sunday 3:00 - 4:00 
Wine and Cheese Reception


Ward’s Science Giveaway is Sunday at 8:30. come to the Lilac Room and join in the Giveaway frenzy as the people from Ward's Science target the heart strings of science teachers with "free stuff".

The giveaway mode is continued as the very entertaining STANYS Raffle takes the floor with generous donations from our Conference Vendors, Exhibitors and Sections. 

You will need to deposit your ticket from registration in the barrel and be present to be eligible for the drawings. 

We encourage you to thank the vendors, exhibitors, sections and the always generous Ward’s salesmen for their generous contributions to the raffle.

Sunday 8:30 pm

Party with the President

Dance to the live music of NIK Lite at Rochester Riverside in Riverview Ballroom from 10 pm to 2 am. 

Do you remember dancing at the Safari Lounge? This will be a time for reminiscing and dance.

Sunday Night - 10 pm to 2 am

Contact information:
P.O. Box 2121
Liverpool, NY 13089


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