National Energy Conference
Each July NEED hosts a National Energy Conference, which brings together educators from across the country
that are passionate about learning and teaching about energy and STEM! In five interactive days, the
conference provides educators with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the
science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, climate science, electricity, efficiency and
conservation, and more!
Conference participants receive the training and materials to implement
innovative hands-on energy units in their classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and Out-of-School Time (OST)
programs. NEED leaders at the conference help participants develop specialized units that meet state
standards and can be utilized with students of all learning styles.
The 2021 Conference was
safely hosted in person at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico from July 18-22 with 94
educators in attendance from across 16 states!
A huge thank you to ConocoPhillips, Oklahoma Gas
& Electric, and Shell for helping sponsor educators to attend this valuable conference!
Energy Conferences and Workshops
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Interested in attending the 2022 National Energy Conference?
We’re heading back to Albuquerque, New Mexico, but this time it will be hosted at the Sandia Resort &
Casino from July 24-28, 2022. Accepting applications! View details and to apply at nationalenergyconference.org
“Absolutely one of the best PD’s ever, great resources
“Great connections, wonderful people, excellent resources.”
“The NEED facilitators had a great positive energy and showed genuine concern for explaining their material to
“My mind was blown, I learned so much about energy!”
Massachusetts Energy Conference for Educators – Virtual!
“I liked having the opportunity to meet with teachers teaching the same subject/grade levels.”
“Well organized conference! I want to go next year!”
“Looking forward to the next conference next summer. Really enjoyed the activities and the presenters. I
definitely can use all the hands-on activities and other activities with my students in class.”
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Workshop Evaluation Highlights
Based on 1,346 responses
agree the curriculum meets their classroom need and is grade level appropriate.
workshop increased their energy knowledge and will allow them to increase their students’ energy
will recommend the workshop and NEED materials to other educators.
Over 22,000 students expected to be reached utilizing NEED materials and curriculum just from workshops
Energy-themed posttest knowledge gain reflects an average 75% increase.
Big thanks to National Conference sponsor ConocoPhillips
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