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2017 CSTA Annual Conference
July 8-11, 2017

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Know Before You Go


Download the Conference App Here!

Connect with us throughout the conference with #CSTA2017!


Registration Hours

Conference App
Certificates & Evaluations

Hotel & Travel Information
Meals Fun & Games
 Workshop Attendees
Certiport MTA Testing Lab NICERC Cyber Showcase & 
Education Discovery Forum

 Our current Sponsors & Exhibitors


Registration Hours

We will have a separate registration table for our Google Travel Grant, Oracle Academy, Rolls Royce, and TechStart Scholarship Awardees.

Saturday:         7:30 AM - 4:30 PM         Monday:          7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday:            7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Tuesday:          7:30 AM -2:00 PM


Conference App

We are very excited about this year's conference app. In it you can see the hotel  and exhibit hall floor plan, favorite the sessions you don’t want to miss & add them to your itinerary, receive special updates on the conference activities, and more.

Search for CSTA 2017 in your app store & download now!


Certificates & Evaluations- New! 

We will be using the same system for the conference professional development credits and certificates. In order to receive your personalized certificate with your credit hours, you will need to complete the overall conference evaluation. You will have the option to evaluate each of the workshops and sessions you attend. As you select your completed itinerary, your professional development hours will be tallied for your certificate. The evaluations and certificates will be available through the app so be sure to download CSTA 2017 from your app store!


Hotel & Travel Information

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 E Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD 21202

Parking & Transportation Information


We will be providing lunch to conference attendees on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11. Sunday workshop attendees will be on their own for lunch.


Fun & Games

The conference will have more than just professional development opportunities for you!

  • Join us at Monday Morning's Keynote with President of UMBC Dr. Freeman Hrabowski for a booksigning where we will have copies of his book Holding Fast to Dreams for the first 550 attendees.
  • In your conference folder you will find a Clue game card. Play with your fellow attendees to figure out whodunnit. Sleuth your way to the correct answer and you will be eligible for a prize!
  • Your name badge has a challenge for you to complete on the back. Complete the challenge, get your badge, and you will be entered to win a prize! 

*For any of the prizes, you must be present to win.

Workshop Attendees

If you have registered to attend workshops on Saturday or Sunday don't forget to bring your laptop to the conference! The workshops are hands-on. Also, keep an eye out for emails from your workshop presenters with download instructions and other materials.


Certiport MTA Testing Lab

Certiport is proud to partner with CSTA in offering a FREE Microsoft Technology Associate testing lab at this year’s conference. Attendees will have access to the full suite of MTA Certification exams, including the Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages exam, which is the first offering in our new suite of coding certifications. Those who pre-register for an exam at the conference will receive a complimentary information kit, as well as a free practice test voucher to help them prepare for the exam.

Haven’t signed up yet to test at the MTA Certification Lab? Sign-up now and all pre-registered test candidates will receive an MTA goody-bag that includes a T-shirt, 8GB Flash drive, classroom poster, branded mouse pad, and datasheets on MTA exams. Claim your spot now before they're all gone!

Sign up here.


NICERC Cyber Showcase & Education Discovery Forum

CSTA is proud to partner with the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) to offer our teacher attendees the opportunity to attend both the widely popular EDF as well as the CSTA Annual Conference. The NICERC Cyber Showcase & Education Discovery Forum are free to attend - you need only register!

To learn more about the Cyber Showcase & the Forum, please click here. 
Registration for this program is done through the CSTA Conference registration portal.

CSTA 2017 is a professional development opportunity for computer science and information technology educators working in, or within the K-12 arena who need practical, classroom-focused information to help them prepare their students for the future. Conference content is peer reviewed and peer or industry led, making it relevant to today's classroom needs. We expanded our conference to span three days, with two days of workshops, more industry-specific sessions, more exhibitors, along with multiple networking opportunities. 

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