The 91st NCSS Annual Conference includes a number of special events, from such annual favorites as the welcome breakfast and Friday dance to many unique Washington offerings. Be sure to round out your conference schedule by attending one or more of these great social events. All ticketed options must be ordered while registering for the conference.
President's Breakfast and Teacher of the Year Awards
Join us for the official opening of the 91st NCSS Annual Conference. Celebrate excellence as we recognize outstanding classroom teachers with the presentation of the annual Teacher of the Year Awards and hear NCSS President Sue Blanchette deliver her Presidential address. This is a ticketed event generously sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
President’s Reception at the Newseum
Join NCSS President Sue Blanchette for an intimate evening of networking and entertainment at the spectacular Newseum, overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue and the U.S. Capitol. Mix and mingle with your colleagues, friends and new acquaintances. The President's Reception is generously co-sponsored by Pearson and the Newseum. This is a ticketed event.
The Herff Jones | Nystrom Welcome Dance
Our friends at Herff Jones | Nystrom host this perennial favorite. Whirl the night away to great music and terrific company at the Welcome Dance, featuring live entertainment at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.
National Archives Reception
Visit the National Archives at this special evening reception. Participants will be invited to view the Charters of Freedom, explore the exhibit spaces, and participate in demonstrations of new education resources available from across the agency. This is a ticketed event.
National Geographic Reception
National Geographic Education invites you to visit the National Geographic Society Global Headquarters in downtown Washington for an educational product showcase and cocktail reception, plus a special screening of the National Geographic Entertainment’s incredible, heart-wrenching YouTube generated film Life in a Day. Come meet the people responsible for creating National Geographic’s best educational resources and pick up exclusive giveaways and materials for your classroom. Experience firsthand how National Geographic brings the rest of the world to you.
Life in a Day is a user-generated, feature-length documentary film, shot on a single day, July 24, 2010. Supported by YouTube, it enlisted the global community to capture a single day on planet Earth. Life in a Day brings together the most compelling footage into a 90-minute film, crafted by Kevin Macdonald, Executive Producer Ridley Scott and their team, to offer a unique experience that shows, in beautiful and, at moments, harrowing honesty, what it is like to be alive on Earth today. This is a ticketed event.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight
"Mrs. Washington" hosts an enchanting evening of candlelit tours, fireside Christmas caroling, and hot cider and ginger cookies. The Mount Vernon by Candlelight tour includes the first and second floors, featuring characters from the Washingtons' world guiding visitors through the home and adding ambiance and authenticity to a traditional Christmas evening at Mount Vernon. This is a ticketed event.
NCSS Awards Reception
Join us for the presentation of this year’s NCSS awards! Enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and refreshments as we honor the exceptional contributions of your colleagues in social studies education.
Night Tour of Washington's Monuments and Landmarks
There is no better way to experience Washington’s monuments and landmarks than by moonlight. Guests will see the city in a different light as they pass by the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin. The tour will conclude at the Kennedy Center for a panoramic view from the roof terrace. This is a ticketed event.