8th Annual oSTEM Conference


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas.

We look forward to hundreds of our members from across the country coming together for this four-day conference experience, taking place November 15-18, 2018. Join us in a celebration of diversity across all fields.

Beginning in 2011, the oSTEM Annual Conference has brought together diverse students and professionals from various STEM fields in the interest of professional development and the creation of safe and inviting places to study and work in the sciences. The 2017 conference saw more than 700 students and professionals in attendance.


Become a Sponsor

If you'd like to table at the conference or be involved beyond that, please head to our Sponsorship Page. A packet details all the information required about how to become a Sponsor for our conference.


Request for Panelists - Deadline Extended to August 24th

We are seeking panel discussion volunteers to take part at the panels during the conference. No matter how a panel is organized we are looking for a diverse set of panelists representing a variety of perspectives. We welcome panelists from all members of the LGBTQA and/or STEM community. We encourage our students, sponsors, professionals, and all interested in furthering our mission to volunteer. Check out more information here!


Houston Spotlight

oSTEM's Executive Committee and Conference Chair visited Houston, TX and our conference venue prior to deciding the conference location. During that visit, they were able to not only explore Houston and check out potential conference venues but also meet with leaders and members from local LGBTQ+ organizations.

We've highlighted some of these wonderful organizations on the Houston Spotlight page and we highly recommend checking it out. 


Go here for more information on previous oSTEM conferences.