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Tavia Danch
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Tavia Danch
Tel: (831) 459-0170


Dawn Contreras
Tel: (831) 459-0170


Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles , California 90015
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2014 SACNAS National Conference - Society For Advancement Of Chicanos & Native Americans In Science



Interdisciplinary. Highly Interactive. Transformative. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.

Join over 3,700 attendees for four days of scientific research presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture, and community. One of the largest annual gatherings of minority scientists in the country, the interdisciplinary, and interactive SACNAS National Conference motivates and inspires. The SACNAS National Conference supports its diverse membership showcasing cutting-edge science and features mentoring and training sessions.


Experience one of the largest national gatherings of underrepresented minority scientists and students from all scientific disciplines. SACNAS prides itself in creating a unique event in which you can participate in scientific symposia, strengthen personal networks, attend professional development sessions, and be inspired by world-renowned keynote speakers, all while recruiting the finest minority science students and professionals.

The SACNAS Exhibit Hall hosts over 300 institutions and 600 exhibiting representatives and integrates 1,000 student research poster presentations over a two-day period.

SACNAS creates an exhibiting environment for you to:

  • Make meaningful connections with prospective applicants
  • Encourage and support the next generation of minority scientists
  • Network with colleagues and leaders in science from across the nation
  • Transfer knowledge and information about graduate programs, research internships, and other resources to advance students in their scientific careers
  • Open doors of opportunity and increase access for all students
  • Recruit and retain talented minority scientists at all levels

Who Exhibits:

Institutions by Type:



State/Local Government

Federal Agency/Laboratory

Scientific Society

University/Medical School


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Over the past 10 years, SACNAS National Conference attendance has increased by 71%, expanding to over 3,700 attendees in 2012. 2012 Participants Scientific Disciplines: 41.2% Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Life Sciences 12.6% Not Specified 10.5% Physical Sciences 8.7% Engineering 8.3% Mathematics & Statistics 5.6% Health 3.9% Education 3.8% Psychology & Social Sciences 3.1% Computer & Information Sciences 1.5% Professional Careers 0.5% Traditional Knowledge 0.2% Humanities
Sponsorship Details:
SACNAS seeks to develop, foster, and support collaborative relationships and partnerships with organizations and leaders whose missions and strategies complement those of SACNAS and strengthen the impact of both. Sponsorship of SACNAS changes the face of science by creating empowered leaders who broaden the diversity of the nation's scientific workforce.


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