Conference Information

Conference Program

Designed as a “working conference”, the LDC is organized to maximize interaction and exchange among participants. We anticipate two keynote speakers, 30 short presentations of best practices in Biology education, 8 workshops, and more than 60 Education Share Fair  Roundtable discussions over the two days of the conference.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration is expected to open later in April 2014. The registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type      Early Bird (Through August 25) Advanced (August 26 through September 15) Onsite
Regular Two Day $135 $165 $190
Full-time Student Two Day $90 $100 $110
Full-time Student One Day Only  $60 $70 $80
One Day Only $80 $90 $100

The early bird registration fee includes lunch on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, and coffee and tea breaks throughout the conference.

Participants will be able to attend all regular sessions on both days of the conference. There will be additional fees for field trips and pre-conference workshops (TBD).


This years hotel accommodations will be provided by the San José Hilton. For more information on how to reserve your room, please visit the accommodations webpage.

San José State University

San José State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

SJSU is home to key Biological Facilities and Collections including:

  • PROTEIN (Proteomics Research Or Training Encompassing Investigator Needs) Lab
  • Gordon Edwards Entomology Museum
  • Sharsmith Herbarium
  • Bird and Mammal Museum
  • SJSU Botany Garden
  • SJSU Greenhouse

The 2014 Life Discovery – Doing Science Education Conference will be held at the SJSU Student Union.

Ground Transportation

This is general information about getting to SJSU. Specific information to the conference location will be provided in the coming months.

Transportation from Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport

Ground transportation from the Airport to SJSU campus options include:

  • VTA Light Rail
  • SJC Flyer
  • Taxi
  • Door-to-door shuttles

Local Attractions

Visiting San José