The Conference will consist of technically oriented sessions and informative displays promoting STEM education and career pathways. There will be panel discussions, workshops, seminars and the presentation of papers by professionals and students. Presentations will center on the theme for this conference: Preparing the Next Generation of Technical Leaders for the New Global Economy. Discussions based on the theme will expound on the ideas and method available to the NTA to broaden participation in STEM and assist in training the technical workforce for the global economy.

This unparalleled two and a half-day skills-based learning experience provides an excellent setting for NTA and HBCU Geoscience members and friends to meet and mingle, exchange ideas and concepts, and share past experiences and future plans. The achievements of distinguished STEM students and professionals will be highlighted at the Thursday and Friday Luncheons.

NTA is now accepting abstracts and poster presentation submissions. To submit a proposal follow these instructions:
All proposals should be submitted online through our  proposal portal. For details about  how to submit a proposal, click here.
Proposals are due no later than August 16, 2019.
If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please contact Fred Oliver,NTA1925@verzion.net


Advertising, exhibiting, or sponsoring during the National Technical Association two days of skills-building and learning will provide excellent brand visibility and demonstrate your company’s commitment to career development for STEM Professionals. Download our 2019 prospectus for all the details.

Invest in one of the many conference opportunities to:
Collaborate with prospective research and project partners.
Receive excellent name recognition and logo positioning.
Hear research presented by National Science Foundation funded undergraduates.
Support programs that are preparing the next generation of STEM leaders.


The conference program book provides a great opportunity to increase your visibility with key decision-makers in the technical community. All participants use the program book as a complete reference for all conference-related activities.


Present your products, services, and solutions to professionals who can help you reach your business development goals.

Click here to download the exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising prospectus.


Hotel Radisson Hotel, at Cross Keys, Baltimore

5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
Reservations: 410-532-6900 (Group Code NTA Conference)
A special sleeping room rate of $109 (exclusive of  applicable taxes of 15.50% state and local tax) single/double occupancy has been arranged for all conference attendees. The deadline to reserve your room block is Saturday, August 31, 2019 by 11:59 pm CT.  All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card. Be sure to inform the reservations agent that you are with the NTA Conference to secure the discount.
The Radisson Hotel is Retreat-like hotel rooms near the heart of Baltimore. Enjoy the best of Charm City without the big-city crowds. Less than three miles from Johns Hopkins University and a short drive from the famed Inner Harbor. When you’re ready to venture into the city, you can ride the hotel’s shuttle to the National Aquarium or take nearby I-83 to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play.
Take a break from your busy itinerary to enjoy our on-site Italian restaurant and seasonal outdoor pool. You can park for free in the covered garage and enjoy a carefree afternoon at upscale shops and boutiques within walking distance. The hotel’s top amenities and features include:
Scoozi Ristorante and courtyard-side lounge
Fitness center and outdoor tennis courts
Business center
Free parking
More than 20 shops within walking distance
Free shuttle to the National Aquarium
This hotel has a smoke-free policy


Inner Harbor

(6.1 miles) Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is an attraction in itself. Don’t miss a visit to Baltimore’s famous harbor, home to museums, plentiful shopping, great dining and several historic ships, including a sloop-of-war from 1854.

M&T Bank Stadium

(7.3 miles) Cheer on the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens at this 71,000-seat stadium.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

American History and Culture : (5.1 Miles) 830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202. This museum is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylander's.

National Aquarium

(5.8 miles) Take the Radisson hotel’s complimentary shuttle to this award-winning aquarium. Kids love discovering some of the more than 750 species of aquatic animals, including playful bottlenose dolphins, comical pufferfish and a 500-pound sea turtle.

Lexington Market

(6.5 miles ) 400 West Lexington St. is a taste of Baltimore you can’t find anywhere else. It’s local people making local food, incorporating local favorites with flavors from all around the world. It’s diverse, it’s unique, it’s Baltimore.