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 at the Westin Galleria Houston. 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.

Please visit the conference FAQ here for answers to common questions. Feel free to email conference@ostem.org for conference inquires or questions.

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. This opportunity closes October 5th!

Go here for more information on previous oSTEM conferences.


Announcements & Updates

Our 2018 Annual Conference Awards are now open! Nominations will be closed on October 15th, so go nominate the incredible LGBTQ people, organizations, and chapters you know soon. 
Find out more here.
The oSTEM Conference Poster Session is intended for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to showcase their research to other conference attendees. Anyone performing academic or industry research is invited to submit a poster for consideration. Awards will be given out for the highest scoring undergrad, graduate, and postdoc posters at the Saturday evening awards ceremony!​ Poster submitters will be asked to stand with their poster from 4:00 to 5:00 pm and explain their research to interested attendees and judges during the Career and Graduate Fair Expo.
View more information here.