Meetings & Events

SABER hosts two meetings each year, the national meeting at the University of Minnesota each summer, and a west coast regional meeting in southern California each winter.

This page also highlight non-SABER events of potential interest to SABER members.

SABER Annual Meeting

The annual SABER meeting his historically taken place for three days in July at the University of Minnesota and attracts almost 500 (and growing) biology education researchers from North America and beyond, with over 100 talks, two poster sessions, three invited speakers, and a day of useful workshops before the meeting. In 2020 & 2021, we held our a virtual conference over four Fridays in July. 

Past SABER Meetings Archive

Visit this page if you would like to reference what has been presented at past SABER meetings. The page currently houses archives from the 2019 and 2020 meeting, with archives of older meetings forthcoming.


Each winter there is a two day regional SABER meeting in the southwest U.S. called SABER West. SABER West primarily attracts biology education researchers from the western half of North America. SABER West Conferences are generally held in January of each year. The 2022 SABER West Conference will be held January 15-16, 2022 at UC Irvine. Check out the 2022 meeting website for more information.

Other Events of Potential Interest

See the events page for postings about events related to biology education research, discipline-based science education research, and biology education.

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