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Omaha - Nebraska

July 7 - 10, 2018

CenturyLink Center

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  About Omaha 
  Registration & Pricing
  Conference Program
  Hotel & Travel
  Certiport Testing Lab
 Sponsors & Exhibitors

CSTA will be bringing its world class professional development and educator community together again in July of 2018. We are excited to offer teachers of Computer Science the opportunity to build skills, meet other teachers, and get inspired!

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About Omaha, Nebraska & the Silicon Prairie

This family-friendly location is easy to navigate and offers our attendees world-class attractions, dining, and of course, professional development for teachers of computer science.
Want to know more about Omaha? Click here for a fact sheet on the city.

To see what events, attractions, and dining  are nearby, click here.

Omaha also has its own tech corridor connecting Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. To learn more about the Silicon Prairie click here.


Registration & Pricing

Registration is now closed.
We have reached capacity and will not have onsite registration this year.

Conference Registration Includes:

Courtesy of Visit Omaha

Full access to all programming on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10
Access to the exhibit hall starting Sunday afternoon
Entrance to the Sunday evening Birds of a Feather conversations
One ticket to each social event

Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, July 7 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, July 8 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Workshops must be registered and paid for before in advance. No onsite workshop registrations will be accepted. The last day to purchase workshops has passed.

First workshop  $150 
Second workshop $75
Third workshop $75

Adding it up

Each of the below examples uses the regular registration price. Your total may be different depending on when you register.

Three workshops and the conference registration  $525 
Two workshops and the conference registration $450
One workshop and the conference registration $375

Bulk Registration

Do you have ten or more people to register for the conference? If so, we can provide your organization a registration-fee-only discount code (attendees will pay for their own workshops should they chose to attend any). Your attendees will be able to register themselves using the code and the CSTA office will invoice you by the number of codes used. We will set a maximum number of times the code can be used, however, the distribution and use of the code is the the organization's responsibility. If you have questions, or if you would like to set up your discount code for ten or more attendees, please contact Director of Resources Sara-Becca Smith

Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • A $25 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations.
  • Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to the start date are entitled to a full refund minus the administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the start date are entitled to a 50% refund minus the registration fee.
  • No credits or refunds will be given after the start of the event.
  • Substitutions are accepted, but participants must notify CSTA prior to the start of the event.


Scholarship Opportunities

Both the Oracle Academy scholarship application period & the Rolls Royce scholarship contest have closed. Stay tuned for additional scholarship announcements and to learn more about other ways to save on your conference attendance, click here

For the third consecutive year, Oracle Academy will be helping to send outstanding first-time conference attendees to the annual CSTA conference. The application period for this scholarship is now closed. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by May 11.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Rolls-Royce, over the week of April 9 - 13, 2018 we’ll give away a total of twenty-five $1,000 travel scholarships to attend the CSTA Annual Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Make sure you follow @csteachersorg so you’re the first to hear about the daily scholarships to the 2018 CSTA conference. A new challenge will be announced on Twitter daily. This scholarship contest has now ended.

Looking for other ways to save on your conference attendance? Check out some of our tips.


Conference Program

Thank you to all of the individuals who submitted proposals for consideration and to our team of proposal reviewers! We had 225 submissions that were submitted for a total of 80 program spots. The full program will be released with the opening of registration, but we are confident that we have a great program put together for you!

Click here to view the conference program.

All educational programming for the conference will be held at the CenturyLink Convention Center in Omaha.


NICERC Education Discovery Forum

We are happy to announce that the  National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) will be joining us again for the conference and offering their Education Discovery Forum immediately following the CSTA conference on July 10 - 12. To find out more about EDF: Omaha click here. Registration for the EDF will close on June 25th.


Hotel & Travel Information

Both CSTA room blocks are now full and the hotels have very limited availability. If you have not yet made a hotel reservation, please consider the following nearby hotels.

Hilton Garden Inn

Embassy Suites 


Holiday Inn 


The Hilton Omaha is directly across from the CenturyLink Center and has a covered walkway connecting the two buildings.


The brand new Omaha Marriott Downtown is 0.2 miles from the CenturyLink Center or about a five minute walk.



Directions & Parking to the CenturyLink Center


Flying into Omaha

Eppley Airfield is a ten minute ride from downtown Omaha. Both the Hilton and the Marriott will be providing shuttle service to and from the airport for attendees booked within the CSTA room blocks. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are all available as well.

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 NEW programming and coding exams: Introduction to programming using Java, Introduction to programming using HTML and CSS, Introduction to programming using JavaScript, Introduction to programming using Python, and Introduction to programming using Blocked-Based Coding. Pre-register now to confirm your spot and receive a FREE practice test voucher to help prepare for the exam.


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Courtesy of Visit Omaha

View our Sponsors here.

Interested in becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor?

Contact Karen Wendling Director of Business Development & Marketing.

Exhibitor Shipping Information

Conference freight shipments will be accepted from
June 25 - July 3, 2018 at:

TLK Convention Services
CSTA Conference, insert exhibitor name here
c/o Cargozone
6200 N. 16th Street
Omaha, NE  68110
Attn:  Tim Quance
(402) 618-9262


Want to help us spread the word about CSTA2018? 
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