The summer of 2021, we had over 1,000 educators from 54 countries join us at a free three-day virtual event hosted by AACT. Together ChemEd 2023 and 2025 committees organized the “Best of ChemEd” symposium. Nineteen educators presented along with online social events that highlighted what ChemEd is all about – a community of chemistry teachers sharing ideas, resources, and successes. Sessions were recorded and are posted on the AACT website for their members. Read about our summer sessions, their descriptions and presenters along with our social events and sponsors!
Best of ChemEd by the numbers:
- Overall unique attendees for over 3 days: 1007
- Number of countries represented: 54
- Number of days: 3
- Tuesday attendance: 664
- Wednesday attendance: 508
- Thursday attendance: 653
- Number of 2021 presenters: 18
- Number of door prizes awarded in 2021: 86
- Number of years of ChemEd in 2021: 48
- Number of ChemEds: 26
Summer 2023 – The University of Guelph, Ontario will be hosting ChemEd 2023 back in Canada – on campus.
Summer 2025 – Colorado School of Mines, Colorado will be hosting 2025! (First ChemEd ever hosted in Colorado!)
In 2023, ChemEd will return to the University of Guelph campus allowing for hands on labs, workshops and demonstrations, along with the variety of events focused on teaching chemistry. It is a chance to be part of a community of dedicated and involved science teachers and educators. Reach out to us via email and/or Twitter.
ChemEd 2023 will be the 50th anniversary for ChemEd and be hosted by the University of Guelph, returning to Canada where it began in 1973. The first ChemEd was held at the University of Waterloo and has matured having established many ChemEd traditions, such as the Reg Friesen lecture, an ice cream social, children/family program, Mole Day breakfast and Mole Stroll/Run. The end-of-conference celebration showcasing the hosting community was a tradition that began in its inaugural year.
This biennial conference is the largest in North America for educators involved in teaching high school and introductory chemistry. It is an opportunity for teachers and educators to gather for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment. In recent years, the conference attendance has ranged from 400 to 800 educators.