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Space Exploration Educators Conference

Save the date! Feb. 6 – 8, 2025

Relive SEEC 2024 - conference on-demand content is now available!

Relive our 30th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) with on-demand content, available now! Catch every exciting moment of exclusive conference experiences.

Purchasing access to SEEC 2024 on-demand content will give you access to watch for an entire year!

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Three ways you can experience SEEC!

Educators of all disciplines from formal and informal education are invited to experience a three-day authentic STEM-based learning experience.

Attend In Person

Engage in a wide variety of STEM-based sessions led by SEEC educators and aerospace professionals. Participate in special on-site sessions and events. Network with other educators at a complimentary lunch each day as well as a banquet on Friday night.

Attend Virtually

View a wide variety of STEM-based sessions as well as our keynote and panel presentations, led by SEEC educators, aerospace professionals, and special guests. Watch as many sessions as you like on demand for an entire year.

Watch On-Demand Content

Both virtual and on-site SEEC conference admission provides yearlong access to all the keynotes, recorded sessions, and recorded tours. Download sessions resources and files to accompany select sessions.

A one-of-a-kind education conference

  • Hear from inspiring speakers during our daily keynotes.
  • Participate in curated sessions from educators and NASA experts while interacting with other teachers to learn and grow together.
  • Network and make valuable connections with presenters and fellow stellar educators who share your professional passion.
  • Take back innovative and immersive lessons for all grade levels.
  • Embark on tours to explore iconic Space Center Houston exhibits and historic NASA locations.
  • Watch as many sessions as you like on demand for an entire year.
  • Attendees can earn up to 24 hours of continuing education credit.

2024 SEEC Conference Schedule Overview

Plan your conference experience!

11:30-3:30 p.m. Pre- Conference Dive session 

11:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. SEEC Crew Session (invites only) 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Early bird check-in; explore Space Center Houston

2:00-3:15 p.m.  Pre-conference tour

6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. SEEC Crew Reception (invite only)

7:00 a.m. Check-in begins at Space Center Houston 

7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. SEEC 101 (A must for all new attendees to SEEC) in the Mission Briefing Center 

8:00 -9:30 a.m. Welcome address and keynote in Space Center Theater –TBA 

9:30 a.m. Exhibit Booths Open 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. First session (90 min) offsite session (60 min) 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1 buffet in Special Events Building 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch 2 buffet in Special Events Building 

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Second Session (90 min) offsite session (60 min) 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Panel (60 min)  

3:30-4:45 p.m. Tours (60- 75min) 

5:00 p.m. Exhibit Booths Close 

5:00 p.m. Buses run to hotels. 

6:00 p.m. Evening event -TBA 

7:30 a.m. Doors open for conference. 

8–9 a.m. Keynote- (Space Center Theater – TBA) 

9:00 a.m. Exhibit Booths Open 

9:30-11:00 a.m. First session (90 min) 

11 a.m.–12 p.m. Lunch 1 buffet in Special Events Building 

12–1 p.m. Lunch 2 buffet in Special Events Building  

11:45–12:30 p.m. Panel (Mission Briefing Center) (45 mins) 

1:15 p.m. Exhibit Booths Close 

1:15–2:45 p.m. Second session (90 min) 

3:15–4:45 p.m. Third session (90 min) 

4:45 p.m. Dismiss (buses run to hotels)  

6:00 p.m. Buses pick-up 

6:30 pm                                    Banquet Doors Open 

6:45 p.m.- 11 p.m. Banquet Begins, includes dinner and dancing to a live band.  

8:15 p.m. -10:50 p.m. Bus run to hotels. 

8:00 a.m. Doors open for conference. 

8:30-9:30 a.m. Panel (Mission Briefing Center) (60 min) 

10–11:30 p.m. First session (90 min) 

10-3:15 p.m. Leadership Track (Club) 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch 1 buffet in Special Events Building/ Speaker in MBC 

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch 2 buffet in Special Events Building/Speaker in MBC 

1:45–3:15 p.m. Second session (90 min) 

3:45–5:00 p.m. Keynote – (Space Center Theater) (75 min) 

5:00 p.m. Dismiss 

5:15 p.m. Conference Help Desk closes 

2024 Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award Winner | Aymette Medina

Aymette Medina was honored with the distinguished Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award at the 30th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC).

Every year Space Center Houston honors an exceptional teacher with the prestigious Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award for their significant achievements in space science education.

The award is named after Cherri Brinley, a fourteen year SEEC veteran, who shared her passion for space science and inspired a multitude of educators and students around the nation. She was an outstanding educator who touched the lives of everyone that knew her. She had an infectious spirit that drove everyone around her to do their personal best and to strive for greatness.

Always looking for ways to inspire her students and fellow teachers, she led many groups of her students affectionately known as the “nerd herd” allowing them to become the teachers and lead others during sessions. Ms. Brinley attended SEEC and many other Space Center Houston Educational events for many years. During her illness she always maintained the same positive outlook and spirit that made her such an inspiration to us all.

The Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award was created to honor her and allow other teachers who have the same drive and inherent spirit which always kept Brinley reaching for the Moon and beyond.

If you know an outstanding educator that will be in attendance at SEEC, nominate them for the Cherri Brinely Outstanding Educator Award. This award is open to all teachers, administrators, school board members, and informal educators. Nominations must be received by Jan. 17, 2022. Late nominations will not be considered. The award recipient will be announced at the conference virtual banquet on Friday. Recipient must be present at the event.

Space Exploration Educator Crew

Space Center Houston is excited to extend the outreach of the Space Exploration Educator Conference by adding a teacher leadership component called the Space Exploration Educator Crew program. Thirty‐six K‐12 teachers nationwide were accepted into this exceptional program and will collaborate in six regional crews to develop teacher leadership skills and STEM-based learning experiences. 

Our goal is to empower teachers to build leadership competencies by creating innovative STEM programs for their students, schools and communities. Click here to learn more about the Space Exploration Educator Crew.

To apply to be a member of the Space Exploration Educator Crew, fill out the Space Educator Expedition Crew Program form and submit no later than deadline.

Join the Conversation

Follow Space Center Houston on social media to get updates about the center and SEEC! To collaborate and discuss SEEC with other educators, join the SEEC Facebook group or tag your posts with #SEEC2024. We hope to create an interactive forum of discussion, frequently asked questions and a way for all participants to maintain a relationship throughout the entire year.

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