Annual Conference

ISEA 22nd Annual Conference – “Resiliency, Rebuilding and Risk-Taking

February 20-22, 2019 – Camp Aranzazu

Register to attend today!

Here’s a map of the Camp Aranzazu campus for the convenience of attendees.

Interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with Texas’ best Informal Science Educators? Submit a proposal to present at the 2019 ISEA Conference. ISEA is no longer accepting proposals for the 2019 Conference.


Camp Aranzazu is a perfect location on the edge of Copano Bay and offers a wide variety of venues to explore and observe local wildlife.

Camp Aranzazu is a special place that offers guest the opportunity to have fun through carefully designed programs that foster positive emotional and physical resilience. Their mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and special needs. This past year, Camp Aranzazu staff have been rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey which is fitting for this years theme.

The theme for 2019 is “Resiliency, Rebuilding and Risk-Taking-working together to reinvent and advance informal science learning in Texas.” The ISEA conference is the best opportunity in Texas (if not the country) for informal educators and teachers to learn, collaborate and experience exciting new ways to engage and teach an audience. We are looking forward to meeting new faces and catching up with friends and colleagues during our presentations, workshops and poster sessions and all those other after hours networking opportunities. This year we are honored to welcome several outstanding speakers.

Dr. Carolyn Finney — Writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor at the University of Kentucky, she was deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. The aim of her current work is to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action.

Betty Siegel — Director of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, is a driving force in accessible arts across America. She is a respected expert and speaker on topics related to disability rights, compliance with disability laws and regulations, the arts and disability, and to accessibility to cultural programs and venues for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

We are looking for outstanding sessions that celebrate the unique places we call our work home and the diverse audiences we serve. Please consider presenting your new and innovative ways of teaching.