Annual Conference

2016: ISEA 19th Annual Conference
February 19-21, 2016
Location: Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas

Registration for the 2016 ISEA Conference is now open. Register today to get Early Bird Registration rates!


ISEA 2016 – Wildly Inspired: Learning through Diverse Experiences

For 2016, ISEA has the incredible opportunity to bring our annual conference to the Houston Zoo. Check back here for all the latest news and updates regarding the conference.

Registration & Lodging

Registration for the 2016 ISEA conference is now open. Early Bird Registration for $125 is being offered through January 15th. After January 15th, Registration will cost $150. Register today!

Registration includes a Friday night reception as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday.

A block of rooms have been set aside for ISEA at the Hampton Inn near the zoo. Use this link to make your reservations.

For Saturday Conference Registration only (includes Saturday morning keynote, breakout sessions, and lunch, but not dinner) use the promo code SATURDAYONLY

As always, ISEA is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to conference attendees. Visit the Scholarship page for more information and to apply.

Conference Sessions

A full schedule of speakers, sessions, and conference events will be posted soon. For now, we’re excited to announce our 2016 keynote speakers, and our pre-conference workshop and post-conference field trip.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Wesson – Educational Consultant and Neuroscientist

Keynote SpeakerKevin Crowley – Professor of Learning Sciences and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh & Director of the Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments

Pre-Conference WorkshopDesigning Your Program Evaluation

  • During this workshop attendees will complete a program evaluation design including; setting evaluation goals and objectives, determine what type of questions need to be answered, setting realistic timelines, budget considerations, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Friday, February 19th, 2016 – 1-5pm – at the Houston Zoo – $25 per person – Register for the workshop with your conference registration.

Post-Conference Field Trip: Karbach Brewing Tour 


  • Join ISEA for a tour of Karbach Brewery after the conference. Price includes a 16oz souvenir glass, 3 beer tokens, and a private tour of the brewery. The tour starts at 2pm, and we’ll be grabbing lunch beforehand at their restaurant.
  • Sunday, February 21st – 1-3:30pm – Karbach Brewing (2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092) – $15 per person – Register for the tour with your conference registration.