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2017 CSTA Annual Conference
July 8-11, 2017

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Thank you for joining us in Baltimore!

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Check out the conference photo gallery here.
CSTA2017 presentations are posted.

Submitted presentations have been posted as part of the Conference Program. Presenters that submitted their presentation have it linked to their abstract. Not all presenters submitted a final presentation. To view the list of submitted presentations, click here.

Videos of the keynote addresses and presentations are on our Vimeo page. Click here to access the videos.


Conference Program Registration & Pricing Hotel & Travel Information
NICERC Cyber Showcase &
Education Discovery Forum
Certiport MTA Testing Lab
 Sponsor & Exhibitor Information
Oracle Academy Scholarship Award for Teaching Excellence
 Our current Sponsors & Exhibitors


Welcome to CSTA2017. We call it a conference but it's not like most conferences. The main goal is to provide quality information/assistance--professional development--for computer science teachers and others who wish to include computing in their teaching. We also want to build a community of computing teachers and we want you to be part of it. If you've never attended CSTA, come join us in Baltimore. 


To us, a conference is successful when our attendees leave with at least one new idea that might improve their teaching practice. We hope our guests always leave a CSTA conference with several ideas and a number of specific activities that one can adapt to their teachings. 


Regardless if you are a CS teacher or a teacher who teaches CS, join us in Baltimore for CSTA 2017! To get the most out of the conference, look for big ideas and take-and-use materials. Please take advantage of every opportunity to become part of the community. 

CSTA '17 Planning Committee


CSTA Conference Program

The 2017 Annual Conference Program is chock-full of opportunities to network and learn through workshops, sessions, keynote addresses, social events and more. Stay tuned for additional updates as we get closer to the conference! 


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.


Registration & Pricing

To view the conference pricing details click here

Registration for the conference is completed through a separate system that you will need to log into. 

The log in is different than your log in. First time visitors to the site will need to create a profile.

Cancellations & Refunds: CSTA understands that sometimes it is necessary to cancel your registration. Cancellation requests can be sent to Director of Resources Sara-Becca Smith. All refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Refunds will not be given to no show attendees or after the start of the event.


Hotel & Travel Information

This year's conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Reservations can be made through the CSTA dedicated reservation site or by calling 877.212.5752. If calling, be sure to mention CSTA so that you receive the special $164 room rate. 

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Reservation Site
202 E Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD 21202
CSTA Room Rate: $164 

Parking & Transportation Information

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

There are still opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at the Conference. Download the 2017 Prospectus for more information. Additional questions? Contact


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.


Oracle Academy Scholarship

For the second year in a row Oracle Academy is providing first-time CSTA Conference Attendees with the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help them attend the conference this July in Baltimore. Thirty-five scholarships will be awarded this year. The application submission period will be open from April 1 - May 1, 2017. To find out more about the Oracle Academy Scholarship, click here. #OAscholar

The application period for the Oracle Academy is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

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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The Association for Computing Machinery founded CSTA as part of its commitment to K-12 computer science education