Regeneron ISEF Symposia

Symposia sessions take place throughout ISEF week and allow teachers, fair directors, and other interested adults the opportunity to present and discuss issues related to science education, the management of science fairs, education best practices, and scientific and engineering research.

The Symposia application for Regeneron ISEF 2023 will open in January 2023. If you are interested in applying to present a symposium session, please fill out the interest form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Symposium Session?

Symposia takes place during Regeneron ISEF and are sessions that allow teachers, fair directors, and other interested adults the opportunity to present and discuss issues related to science education, the management of science fairs, to highlight successful practices in education, and
scientific and engineering research. Symposia sessions can be a hands-on workshop, lecture-type presentation, or panel discussion. A Symposium must be educational in nature and may not directly or indirectly promote a commercially available product or service. Audiences may include any registered fair participant including finalists, student observers, fair directors, teachers, corporate sponsors, or professional scientists.

Who Can Present a Symposium Session?

Any individual who is a registered adult fair participant can submit an application for a Symposium session. (Current finalists are not eligible unless they are invited to present by the Society.) Additionally, the Society welcomes applications from sponsors and local science experts and educators.

How Do I Apply?

The symposia application will open in January of 2023.

Criteria for Selecting Presenters

When we review your application, we’ll be looking for the following:

  • Does the application clearly describe the proposed Symposium session?
  • Is the information provided complete?
  • Is the proposed session of interest to Regeneron ISEF participants?
  • Is the proposed session topic timely/appropriate?

A selection committee will review the entire application to check the completeness of the information provided, but will focus on the 100–150 word summary. The Society may not be able to accept every proposal submitted.

Symposia Session Cancellations or Changes

If you need to cancel your session, please do so right away—this may give someone else a chance to present. Once a Symposium session is assigned, we will not be able to make any changes to the schedule.

How Will My Symposia Session Appear in the Program?

Symposia Sessions will be listed in the Regeneron ISEF program booklet and the Regeneron ISEF app. Listings will include the time, date, and name of your Symposium session, the intended audience, and a description of your session. This description will be taken from the first page of your application form and edited if necessary by the Society.

What Audiovisual Equipment Will Be Available?

Society for Science will provide an LCD projector, screen, microphones and sound for the standard audio headphone port for all Symposia sessions. We do not provide phone lines, computers, or cables for your laptop other than a VGA cable. Presenter must provide own laptop. Internet access is available upon request; it is a wireless connection only.

If your presentation requires anything other than what is provided by the Society, please indicate specifics on the application of what you will be bringing.

Symposia sessions are an opportunity to share information with students, parents, teachers, and faculty, and do not imply endorsement by Society for Science. No fees have been paid and no endorsement of the sessions is implied.